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Old 10-20-2020, 12:08 PM
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When I started planning to move 2.5 years ago, I met a lovely poster on PT who lives here and taught me a lot. Today she and I went for a walk. On the way home we met a friend I made in my cooking classóshe was out walking her dog. Then we stopped to chat with the neighbor who replaced my carís tail light (and his 2 dogs). I got to introduce friends TWICE!

This may seem ridiculous to you, but remember I retired and moved 500 miles away from my friends of 27 years. I have new friends. I have new friends!


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Old 10-20-2020, 12:14 PM
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Yippee! That is good news indeed!
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Old 10-20-2020, 12:15 PM
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Aw, how sweet. So glad you have settled in and made new friends. The joy you feel is clear
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Old 10-20-2020, 12:19 PM
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Congrats! Im doing the happy dance for you!
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Old 10-20-2020, 12:35 PM
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Friends are good! Glad you had a lovely day!


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Old 10-20-2020, 12:46 PM
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Thatís fantastic. Of course you have friends. Youíre wonderful.
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Old 10-20-2020, 12:52 PM
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That is wonderful! We have lived here 9 years and my friends have all been through jobs, so I applaud your endeavors!
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Old 10-20-2020, 12:53 PM
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Amiga, that is awesome! Also, bumping into friends when you are out is fun. Itís harder to make friends as a person gets older. Iíve been in a new town for five years, have great neighbors, many acquaintances, but no real good friends. I do have two good friends who moved out this way, but that doesnít count. Kudos to you!
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Old 10-20-2020, 12:59 PM
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It does take a while to develop people that you can call friends! I am glad you are finally settling in!
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Old 10-20-2020, 01:02 PM
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I am glad to hear this.


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So happy for you!
Old 10-20-2020, 01:07 PM
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Thatís wonderful! Friends are the chocolate chips (or M&Ms?) in the cookies of life!

Friends make the world go round. And they are so lucky to have you!
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Old 10-20-2020, 01:34 PM
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It's a wonderful feeling! I'm happy for you (and your new friends, too)!
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Old 10-20-2020, 01:51 PM
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Don't you feel wealthy, Amiga? Friends certainly enrich our lives. Relish the feeling of friendship.
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Old 10-20-2020, 02:01 PM
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That's so great to hear!
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Oh how wonderful!
Old 10-20-2020, 02:05 PM
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Social life is both enriching and healthy. I love to hear positive generous things. Thank you
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Old 10-20-2020, 02:09 PM
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That's awesome!
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Old 10-20-2020, 02:11 PM
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I'm so happy for you! I am sure they are just as thrilled to call you their friend!
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Old 10-20-2020, 02:31 PM
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So very happy for you!!
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Old 10-20-2020, 02:40 PM
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That's such a wonderful feeling. I am so happy for you!
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Old 10-20-2020, 03:01 PM
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I am happy for you and those you call friends.
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So happy for you!
Old 10-20-2020, 03:50 PM
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That is not ridiculous to me! I am so happy for you! I love that you can do that! Such a great feeling! Good for you!
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Old 10-20-2020, 03:58 PM
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Friends add so much joy to our lives! Good for you.
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Old 10-20-2020, 04:15 PM
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Thank you for sharing this. So happy for you...and your new friends
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Old 10-20-2020, 04:30 PM
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That's great! I have always wondered why you moved so far away. Are you closer to your daughter now or did you just love the location? You probably answered this before but I can't remember.
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Old 10-20-2020, 04:51 PM
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I have always wondered why you moved so far away. Are you closer to your daughter now or did you just love the location? You probably answered this before but I can't remember.
Both. Sorry, itís a long answer.
*Iím from Southern California originally. When our kids were little, DH was transferred to Northern California (where he was originally from), but he wanted to return to SoCal when we retired. Sadly, he passed away, so I did it for both of us. IMO, Northern and Southern California are like 2 different statesóvery different. My biggest complaint about our NorCal location was the awful summer heat; itís lovely here. Really, this is meóand when I had a chance to be close to the water, I jumped.
*DS lives in Georgia (Iím not leaving California) and DD lives 30 minutes from me. I love being close to her, but understood when I moved that sheís young and could move again. (However, she loves it here, too, and plans to move in here when I keel over.)

Phew, sorry so long.
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:24 PM
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Amiga that is big deal. I'm happy for you.
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:33 PM
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Woohoo! Hooray!!
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:47 PM
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I totally understand. I grew up in a small town. When we married I moved to another state. One day in the mall, for the first time in over a year, a person I knew said hello and I was ecstatic!
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That is such a cool story, Amiga!
Old 10-20-2020, 06:21 PM
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I'm happy for you. Having friends around is one of life's best gifts. I hope your friendships continue to flourish! It's the little things in life, like bumping into a friend, that makes days happy and fulfilling.
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Old 10-20-2020, 06:22 PM
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amiga13, your post made me smile. It's wonderful to have friends.
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Old 10-20-2020, 06:31 PM
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What a wonderful feeling and wonderful way to bring joy and delight to your life!

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Old 10-20-2020, 07:22 PM
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I think that is wonderful! IMO, it's harder to make friends as you get older. Glad you are building up a network of friends. And thank you to the poster who asked about your move to SoCal. I've been wondering, and I'm glad someone asked!
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Old 10-20-2020, 07:27 PM
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It has been said that one or two good friends are all a person really needs. Sounds like you are all set!
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