ON THE BACK BURNER

Sept. 22

I did not realize what my journey would mean to women that I have met. A neighbor, who I only know from dog walking, actually stopped her car to ask me where I had been. She thought that I had moved. When I told her, she actually cried . I touched some emotion and she cried.She said that I had empowered her to do what she wanted to do but was afraid to do it. I don't know what her secret desire is, but I hadn't thought of my trip and adventures as an act of empowerment. I went because it is something that I always wanted to do, but Bob and I waited too long to do it . So I did it by myself. I had mentioned before how I was asked in the Express Clinic what my status was. Married, single, widow. I hadn't heard me referred to as a widow before. On the road, I met a woman who was also driving alone, this time from Michigan, who referred to us as single women . I guess that is an OK label. I really do not feel single. I have a lot of family and friends around me,supporting me. Single is another label that doesn't identify me.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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