Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Random Thoughts

People often ask me why I started this blog. I suppose partly due to the fact that I've dealt with a lot of sadness over the years. When you are young, you want to live to be 100, but nobody told you about the loneliness and sadness that goes along with it. I remember back in the 70's when I talked to an old man that was 96 who lived alone. The thing that struck me the most is when he said that he never dreamt that he would outlive his wife and children. Now that I'm getting middle age, I am finding out how true those words are.

Although I haven't outlived my children, I have survived one spouse and all of my friends. I never thought that I would outlive all of my friends, but here I am and they are gone. Oh, I can't even begin to tell how much I miss them, so I won't.