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Old 05-14-2008, 12:37 PM   #21
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VOLUNTEER work- it will get her out of the house, give her a sense of purpose and she will meet new people- My mother was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, was an Airport Ambassaador, worked every community event that came along, served on several committees, and did fiil-in /vacation coverage at her old job- she was very busy, kept in contact with her old co-workers and and she met a lot of great new friends. She recently died of cancer after a short illness; there were over 400 people at ther memorial service- many of them were people whose lives she had touched in the activities outlined above.
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:07 PM   #22
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VOLUNTEER work- it will get her out of the house, give her a sense of purpose and she will meet new people- My mother was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, was an Airport Ambassaador, worked every community event that came along, served on several committees, and did fiil-in /vacation coverage at her old job- she was very busy, kept in contact with her old co-workers and and she met a lot of great new friends. She recently died of cancer after a short illness; there were over 400 people at ther memorial service- many of them were people whose lives she had touched in the activities outlined above.

What a wonderful post ! So sorry about your loss !
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Or I could take Midpack's advice and buy her a few good books about retirement for her birthday and let her take it from there!
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Hummmm not sure I understand... I thought your message was pretty clear. What did I miss?
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