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Tag Archives: grief
I Did Not Know
I Did Not Know Reflections as I approach the 2nd anniversary of my wife’s death I did not know that I needed to record her voice when I visited her on Christmas day in 2015 as that would be the … Continue reading
Posted in Family, General Sharing Tagged Barbara Gatewood, being a widow, grief, guilt, life changes, life lessons, mourning, remembering, remembrance 2 Comments
Grief and Mourning
Grief is what you feel when you lose a loved one. Mourning is how you express those feelings. I read that in a book last year and it stuck with me. I leave it to you, the readers, to decide … Continue reading
Posted in Family, General Sharing Tagged Barbara Gatewood, being widowed, grief, marriage, missing her, mourning, moving on 13 Comments
Bah-Humbug on Christmas 2016
Yesterday, I received another piece of mail addressed to Gatewood Family Enterprises, a name we used in connection with a side thing many years ago. Two things struck me about this. 1) You really never get off mailing lists, as … Continue reading
Posted in Family, Rants and Raves Tagged Christmas, family, grief, holidays, widow 4 Comments
Thinking of Barbara as Christmas Approaches
I was thinking last night about how it has been over a year since Barbara had her last day at work, since her surgery in Nashville, since she came back to Memphis in an ambulance to go into a nursing … Continue reading
Remembering Barbara Gatewood
Remembering Barbara Gatewood (Remarks given at her funeral by her husband) My mother said she had never heard of a husband giving remarks at his wife’s funeral. Well, Barbara and I were science fiction fans, commonly called nerds, and we … Continue reading
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