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Old 10-25-2021, 10:11 PM   #1
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Hi my name is stan white, I lost my best friend last saturday her name was Carolyn. I know a lot of guys say that is the problem with the Barn as we are all getl older and pass away. I agree it is true I guess you could say thats life. But it is way more to it than that. I am 83 and my wife was 73 we were together for 24 years. She was my best friend. I can not beleave that she is gone. Its hard to continue but you know that is what she would want you to do. I hope that I can do that, right now I am not able to do that. But I am going to try. Some of you might know me, I am the guy with the 34 3WDW have had it for 35 years started to work on it a year ago. I HAVE HAD A LOT OF HELP FROM THE GUYS ON THE barn. Anyway thanks alot for the help. The bottom line is that life is precious and even though you think you are good to go. As Carolyn and I thought about our selves sometimes its not, Stan
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Old 10-25-2021, 10:22 PM   #2
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My heart goes out to you, Stan. Hang in there and continue as "she would want you to do"...
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I am very sorry to hear this, Stan. I can understand what you are going through, as I lost my companion of 38 years three years ago. Not a day goes by that I don't think about her.

I have found that having a project in progress is a good thing at a time like this. Perhaps that will serve you well, too.
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So sorry for the loss Stan, enjoy the memories you have
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Old 10-25-2021, 11:04 PM   #5
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Stan, Thank you for thinking if us in your time of loss. We're proud to stand with you and hope you'll continue to count on us for answers.
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Old 10-25-2021, 11:12 PM   #6
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Stan ! I am sorry for you loss of best friend and wife. I will keep you in our prayers for you , as she would say Stan move on and I will be waiting for you to join me some day.
With the car guys around the Gardnerville area and your northern neighbors , us in Reno are around to be there when you need someone to chat with .
Hang in here my friend
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Old 10-26-2021, 12:12 AM   #7
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Oh Stan ....I can't begin to imagine your feelings. I DO know that you must feel lost, and the sadness must be rough. Many of us here wishing for your sadness to diminish, and for the wonderful memories you must have with Carolyn to flourish. At the least, God afforded you the opportunity to share many wonderful years with a wonderful woman. She will ALWAYS remain very close to your heart. DD

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Old 10-26-2021, 02:36 AM   #8
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Stan ,I Know how you are feeling, I lost my wife and 33 navigator of 53 yrs, 5 months back, Its very hard time, If you have family and friends close ,reach out to them ,and dont be afraid to ask for help.
Keep your old cars,I have been out today in our 28ccpu ,down the valley where we always went for a days drive, its hard ,but good therapy.
Remember the good times you had and treasure them.
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Old 10-26-2021, 02:46 AM   #9
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Stan, I understand your grief and hope you can be consoled through God, your wife's wishes and your strength. I know she will always be close to you in your heart and memory's.

I lost my wife, Jan 6th of '17. I waited a very long time to get my wife and best friend, we only had 17 years together and they were the best of my life. Now almost 5 years later, it still hurts, very much but, at least she's not in pain any more.

All my best to you. Work on that '34

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Old 10-26-2021, 03:57 AM   #10
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Really sorry to hear that, Stan.
All I can say is, well, you know where we are if you need a chat.
Sincere condolences.
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Old 10-26-2021, 05:05 AM   #11
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Stan, Truly sorry for your lost, may Gods light ease your pain.
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Old 10-26-2021, 06:06 AM   #12
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Stan,
Our condolences. Hoping your days can be somehow brightened with the memories that you and your wife had. Regards,
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Old 10-26-2021, 06:14 AM   #13
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Hey Stan, first of all a big THANKS for sharing your very personal story . . . I'm sure it was not easy to write. But, I do believe that sharing the stories of your life with your best friend and wife is part of healing.

Take time every day to remember all the good, share it, laugh at it, know that she's always there with you and rejoice in all your experiences. Time will provide new perspectives and healing will get done!

Stay active, keep working on your various projects and don't slow down (and don't stop eating good food). Create new experiences, do things you've not found time or energy to do - challenge yourself in new ways. Bring some vibrancy to your life.

We're here for yah!
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Old 10-26-2021, 06:43 AM   #14
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So sorry for your loss Prayers
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Old 10-26-2021, 06:56 AM   #15
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I know I lost my wife of 47 years a month and half ago.Went to a car show last Sat and last night went up to Summit cruise with some high school friends and prior workers .That helps but don't repair her going with me to these things.Time will get a little better but never the same.We will get by this
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So sorry for your loss......no words can "fix" the hurt & pain. May our GR8 God grant you the "peace that passes all understanding". You are in my prayers. mike
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Stan,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I can't imagine how you are feeling right now.
My thoughts are with you.

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Old 10-26-2021, 07:39 AM   #18
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Stan, I too am very sorry to hear of your loss. I donít know what youíre feeling exactly but I know losing not only your wife but your best friend as well, well thatís a tough one.

My heart goes out to you sir. Iím glad you shared this with us. It will help us realize not to take what we have for granted. Praying for you Stan.
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Old 10-26-2021, 08:08 AM   #19
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Stan, so sorry for your loss, all the Barners are here for you.
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Stan, my prayers go out to you. Stay with us. Terry
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