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Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort

Sandra in Sydney 22 Sep 14 - 06:10 AM
ChanteyLass 21 Sep 14 - 11:33 AM
gnu 21 Sep 14 - 08:13 AM
Nigel Paterson 21 Sep 14 - 07:42 AM
Nigel Paterson 21 Sep 14 - 07:39 AM
gnu 20 Sep 14 - 03:39 PM
GUEST,Pete from seven stars linkast 20 Sep 14 - 03:19 PM
ChanteyLass 20 Sep 14 - 03:01 PM
GUEST 20 Sep 14 - 02:48 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 19 Sep 14 - 11:41 AM
gnu 18 Sep 14 - 05:04 AM
Sandra in Sydney 18 Sep 14 - 05:00 AM
Nigel Paterson 18 Sep 14 - 04:43 AM
ChanteyLass 17 Sep 14 - 04:26 PM
billybob 17 Sep 14 - 05:33 AM
gnu 17 Sep 14 - 05:04 AM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 17 Sep 14 - 04:35 AM
Nigel Paterson 17 Sep 14 - 04:02 AM
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ChanteyLass 13 Sep 14 - 11:31 AM
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Janie 12 Sep 14 - 09:32 PM
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ChanteyLass 11 Sep 14 - 06:23 PM
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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 06:10 AM

we can't afford to lose you, gnu!!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 21 Sep 14 - 11:33 AM

Glad you survived, gnu!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 21 Sep 14 - 08:13 AM

No need to say 'sorry'. It's some big rainbow.

No ill effects yet so it looks like the cheese is still okay. I had it in a 400F oven for about 20 minutes longer than usual, though, just for good measure.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 21 Sep 14 - 07:42 AM

Sorry, Gnu, what you actually said was: "That's a big rainbow"


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 21 Sep 14 - 07:39 AM

4000+ posts of caring, sharing,laughing, crying, helping, advising & listening. Gnu holed it in one: "That's some rainbow".

         'Jane's Rainbow' is far greater than the sum of it's parts & that's down to all you Good People. We've come a long way...we've a long way left to travel.

         Much Love to You All,
                                        Nigel
                                        xxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 20 Sep 14 - 03:39 PM

I'm okay for now. Found a brick of cheddar in the back of the freezer... June 2011... making mac and cheese. If I don't post again, don't use 3.5 year old frozen cheddar cheese.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars linkast
Date: 20 Sep 14 - 03:19 PM

Not so bad, thanks chanteylass.we at caravan on Coast . Trust the rest of the crew are ok.       Blessings.    Pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 20 Sep 14 - 03:01 PM

Sorry. That was me at 2:48 PM.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Sep 14 - 02:48 PM

How is everyone today?


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 19 Sep 14 - 11:41 AM

yes, and I expect that's a load off your mind. hope your brother accepts the inevitable with some good grace.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 05:04 AM

Ditto Sandra. Glad to hear the bungalow thing is sorted, Wendy.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 05:00 AM

a thoroughly deserved day.

may you have many more days filled with simple pleasures

sandra


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 04:43 AM

Thank you all for your good wishes. Ann & I had lunch at our favourite restaurant (Tomassi's in Southend on Sea), followed by a leisurely drive home through the Essex countryside. A light supper...a couple of good documentaries on TV...and so to bed. Simple pleasures that made for a gently memorable day. Many of my Friends & Former Students 'bombarded' me with a plethora of affectionate comments on FB too...I'm still basking in the afterglow of affection from soo many good people.
                                           From my Heart to Yours,
                                                                               Thank you, thank you,
                                                                                                                Nigel
                                                                                                                xxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 04:26 PM

Happy birthday from me, too, Nigel!

Pete, I hope you can keep all those balls in the air and your hands, but yes, they do bounce.

Wendy, I hope the bungalow sells quickly and for a good price.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 05:33 AM

Thanks Pete, I often drop them all at the same time, bad juggler I am? But they always bounce back up!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Nigel, hope you have a very happy day

with love and best wishes to all,

Wendy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

PS The bungalow is on the market, the brother could not argue with me, mum's solicitor and the estate agent, whoopee at last !!!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 05:04 AM

Happies atchya, Nigel.

Juggling... good description. Hope nobody drops any balls.

I notice this thread will soon stand at 4000 posts. That's a big rainbow.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 04:35 AM

and may you have a good one, nigel.
sounds like you are busy , wendy. we are looking after granddaughters while mummy is unwell also, but she is out of hospital now, and has her son back as of last night, with the plan of having the others back as she, hopefully. continues recovery. dementia club sounds promising. sometimes it feels like juggling, don't it?. you wonder when you gonna drop a ball !    blessings all    pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 04:02 AM

67 today...it's just a number...I'm only one day older than I was yesterday!
                                              With Love,
                                                             Nigel
                                                             xxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 16 Sep 14 - 05:14 PM

Climbing to the top o' the mast again!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 15 Sep 14 - 06:26 PM

Wendy, the dementia club sounds like it could give you a break even if your mother never moves into that home.

Sending love to all of your family, hoping your daughter improve, and glad you had some fun with your granddaughters.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 15 Sep 14 - 06:05 PM

Been on shore leave for a while, looking after the grandaughters while mummy is feeling poorly.But my thoughts have been on the crew and hoping for good health and good news for you all, as anniversary dates have come and bought tears but also happy memories.

Thank you Maeve for the special thoughts, much love to Pete, Janie, Mary and of course Nigel and Ann.

As the health of my daughter is still uncertain I am thinking I may need respite care for my mother so, just in case, I visited a nursing home on Friday last. The only one in the area that had been recommended! ( I did do a reccy 3 years ago and the homes I saw were horrendous) However this one is like a 5 star hotel and ticks all the boxes. The good news is they have a dementia club once a week so mum can go from 11 till 4 and enjoy the activities etc. Then if we do need respite she will be familiar with the surroundings and staff. One more step forward?

On a happy note Billy and I took the little girls to their first barn dance on Saturday and they loved it, danced every dance!Plus the band were Skinners Rats so Bunny and Pru were delighted to see "Uncle" Barry playing his violin.Happy Days

Sailing on

Much love Wendy xxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 13 Sep 14 - 11:31 AM

I'm still here, too, Pete--well, in Rhode Island, but my heart is with you and your daughter.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 13 Sep 14 - 06:12 AM

Thoughts and prayers from here, pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 13 Sep 14 - 05:12 AM

Our Very Dear Pete...Janie is right...Katherine is in a safe place where she will be cared for, 24/7. Her recovery will almost certainly take a while. Progress is usually made in tiny increments with recovery & relapse going hand in hand, but ultimately, recovery will triumph.Your love & patience will be rewarded. There are many of us on 'The Rainbow' who are thinking of you & Katherine at this very moment...know that we are here.
                                              Much Love to You Both,
                                                                                  Nigel
                                                                                  xxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 12 Sep 14 - 09:32 PM

Indeed, Pete, holding her especially, and all of you in my thoughts. She is where she needs to be to be safe right now. It can take time, but she will get better.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 12 Sep 14 - 09:24 PM

& me


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: maeve
Date: 12 Sep 14 - 07:55 PM

Still here, Pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 12 Sep 14 - 03:57 PM

my daughter Katherine is still in a bad way and has had dark thoughts that might be dangerous for her, if she were not in hospital.
so anyone care for a prayer, thankyou.    bless you all      pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 11 Sep 14 - 06:23 PM

Thank you, Nigel, for remembering.

Potato salad? Maybe just a bit salty. It went down well with a glass of water though. (Grin.)


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 11 Sep 14 - 04:01 AM

All flags to half mast on 'The Rainbow' today.

                                                                   "We shall remember them"


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 10 Sep 14 - 11:53 AM

froggy spelled 'potatoe' properly! Homeland security is probably in the white van across the street from him by now.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: frogprince
Date: 10 Sep 14 - 09:24 AM

(((Sinsull)))
SRS, reconciliation is good stuff

I was just nibbling odds and ends in the galley; did anyone else notice something funny about that potatoe salad ? : )


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 10 Sep 14 - 05:59 AM

Yes, ChanteyLass, 'bittersweet' is a word that sums up the day perfectly, but our mood was by no means melancholy. We were greatly cheered at lunchtime to discover that two good friends of ours who used to run "The Best Café in Town" & were forced out of business by some extremely suspect property deals, have taken over the café in our local library. Yesterday's lunch was a happy time, with much 'catching up' & free cups of coffee.

Thanks Pete...new works have been a bit thin on the ground for several months...totally deserted by my muse (if I ever had one!). I am, however, revisiting a piece I started ages ago & never completed...that happened yesterday too...see, I told you the 9th September was a special day!

Gnu...bless you too.
                              With Love,
                                             Nigel & Ann
                                             xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 04:47 PM

echoeing chanteylas' sentiments. have you been writing anything lately, nigel ?.          blessings    pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 02:01 PM

Nigel, hugs on their way as you and your family remember Jane's birthday which I imagine must be bittersweet.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 11:33 AM

"a work in progress"

So our journey is. And, sailing together eases that work. Bless.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 05:19 AM

The 9th September is special...it's Jane's birthday. She would've been 49. Many memories upon which to reflect & just a few too many 'If only...' It's also special because Jane, being the clever lady that she was, managed to give birth to her first child on the 9th too. Her son, now a strapping 25 year old is forging ahead with his career, so we are compelled to look to the future. The balance between "What was" & "What is to come" is a work in progress, but with the passage of time, a balance will be achieved. To complete the picture, my first, late Wife's birthday was also the 9th September. If I were a numerologist, I'd be having a field day!

                   Much Love to You All,
                                                    Nigel & Ann.
                                                    xxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 08 Sep 14 - 03:48 AM

Any plans for Friday night, Amos?


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 08 Sep 14 - 03:36 AM

Ditto Janie and CL. Good and hopeful news.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 07 Sep 14 - 11:37 AM

Always good to leave a door open and to mend fences.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 07 Sep 14 - 11:25 AM

That is good news, Maggie. Not just good, exciting!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 07 Sep 14 - 11:10 AM

Here's a generally positive report to help lift the mood.

Our family (four siblings) fell apart to some degree when our parents died within six months of each other in 1997-98. One sibling is a sociopath and made life hell for a couple of years. It caused a general chilling effect for the rest of us, and hard feelings from the trouble he stirred up. It took a long time before I was finally able to ask the other two "what were you thinking?" about some of their actions in response to the youngest's tumult.

I think we've all lost track of the youngest, he has separated himself and isolated his child and former partner from our family, but we wish him well. I am grateful that the other three of us are back to being on good terms. When my nephew turns 18 I'll reach out and offer our friendship, and hope his view of the rest of us hasn't been poisoned by his father's behavior. I bring this up now because my recently-graduated son has moved to start a new job in the area where my brother and sister live, and they have welcomed him with open arms and good advice, in those few occasions when it seemed suitable to offer it.

It's good when you can put [most of] your family back together.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 10:16 PM

condolences & hugs to Mary

love from sandra


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 02:26 PM

What Sinsull said.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 07:50 AM

Oh Mary, I'm so sorry.   I hope you did have the opportunity to tell him of your love. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 06:40 AM

Gnu, I agree absolutely, but I've been wondering recently if some of us are suffering from what might be termed: "Thread Fatigue"? To quote your words: "I think just being here or checking up when one can is contributing to the journey and crew. We're all in the same boat eh?
    It's all too easy to feel guilty about not contributing/posting. Chasing one's tail for that "Mot Juste". If we do what we can, when we can (guilt-free!), then I see no reason why "Jane's Rainbow" shouldn't continue her voyage for as long as we have breath in our bodies & wind in the sails.

    My Dear Janie...not another word about "pulling your weight" or "earning your keep"...please (-:

    The occasional refresh might be needed, but so be it.

    So, no guilty feelings, no recriminations, we do what we can, when we can, safe in the knowledge that we are members of a crew; a team of likeminded individuals, looking out for each other & ready to respond when Life throws one of those unexpected, curved balls.
                      Much Love & many hugs & kisses to you all,
                                                                                        Nigel.
                                                                                       xxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 05:39 AM

My sincerest condolences, Mary.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: maeve
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 12:08 AM

For Wendy...and all who treasure a loved one who is far away in one way or another: "...I'm lovin' you right now"


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: JennieG
Date: 05 Sep 14 - 06:19 PM

Sorry to hear that, Mary.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ranger1
Date: 05 Sep 14 - 05:57 PM

Hugs to all. Janie, love, at least you're present. I wander off for weeks at a time. Mary, so sorry to hear of your loss. Everybody else, I love ya all.


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