Saturday, March 25, 2017

Possesions



Remembering My Things

When MsTioga died in March, 2014, I had to take care of myself. Recovering from my heart operation was my highest priority. I was on my own during those weeks in the City of Bakersfield. Nobody to help or take care of me.

So, I made the decision to leave nearly everything inside MsTioga behind. But, I only left the possessions behind. Everything stayed with me. In my memory.

A few minutes ago, the memory of my wedding ring popped into my mind. The ring was worn down because I had worked in a machine shop while wearing it. I am able to see that worn ring. I see it in my mind's eye.

I see the letters sent to me over the years. They are in a shoe box. They are there in my mind for me to browse over.

I see my bible, with the important dates written in the back.

Nothing is lost.

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18 comments:

  1. Having followed you for many years I know you go through some dark times. Your recent posts sound like someone who's ready to give up. Maybe call a friend,or family member and see if they can help cheer you up. Don't give up!

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    1. Hi Someone,

      I have gone thru some dark times. But I have not given up.

      My experiences have taught me to be patient. Everything passes.

      George


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  2. George, if I remember correctly, John gave you a helping hand during your recuperation until you had a more permanent place to stay and a new vehicle to drive. Maybe he would like to hear from you; why don't you give him a call.

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    1. This is a good idea, George.

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    2. Hi Dee,

      John did help me a great deal as you wrote. I am in contact with him.

      George

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  3. As I aged, I've become more sensitive to things around me. Yesterday, I was looking out the window into the back yard all of a sudden I remember our dog Heika, a German shepherd. She was a sweet adorable dog but very protective. The thought of here send wave after wave of non stop tears...I miss her terribly. I didn't grieve much when she passed away from old age but yesterday it hit me hard. I had to put cold press on my eyes because they were so puffy and red from crying. I've noticed things I remember from times past, I tend to tear up but other times I laugh or I'm amazed I'm still healthy and alive after remembering what I went through. Lots of things I don't remember until I see or hear a reminder.

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    1. Hi Rita,

      Thanks for sharing your tough time remembering Heika. A pet's passing can be very hard to take!

      George

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  4. George, you are sounding lonely. I know you've been on you own for a long time but you were more active and busy traveling then.
    You have many friends in this blog and others out and about in the world.

    Human contact is important, especially, as we age. Little boid does what he can but he is limited. You could use some TLC.

    A couple of weeks ago, you went to give Evie a hand moving into her new place. Since you all have history, I think you could spend some time with her remembering the good ole days. It might just cheer you up a bit. There must be a place you could park Scampy close to Evie so you could visit but not intrude. It would give you a chance to reminisce a little and some company.

    Wishing you all the best. Will remember you in my prayers.

    PS: Rita said something very important, sometimes a good cry does wonders!

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    1. Hi Harriet,

      I may sound lonely to you because of what I Blogged. However, I am not lonely.

      I am a bit down because I have made decisions which may have been errors.

      But, I am hanging in there.

      George

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  5. This post is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your memories. It reminds me to visit mine more often, and that nothing is lost as long as we remember it - loved ones included. Bless you.

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    1. Hi Barbara,

      Yours is a wonderful comment for me to read! 😎

      George

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  6. I love reading about your adventures. You are slowing a little but that is normal. You're still having fun. How are your workouts at 24-Hour Fitness going? What is the library like? Your pace at Jojoba Hills at 2.5 slots per month will have you in there in about 8 months. What adventure tomorrow will bring no one knows. However, you have some cool time in the desert left. During the hot time what will you do? The California mid-coast has so much to see and do. If that isn't enough there is far northern California and into Oregon. Closer to "home",maybe a month in Scampy at Mission Bay RV Resort? Best wishes at the next "Tioga Team" meeting! Hugs

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    1. Hi Kevin and Kim,

      What an UP! comment!

      Thank you soooo much,
      George

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  7. I´m not a saver of things. I remind people that one of the best times in my life was a trip through the Baja in 1974 with my brother in his 62 VW. People have told me it was ashame we didn´t have a camera then. I tell them, ¨the visuals and the memories are all in my head¨. Some things are best remembered that way.

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    1. Hi LBM,

      Yes!! Right on! 😀

      George

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  8. I have thousands of photos from many events in my life but never pull them out to look at them -- living in the now and hoping for the future.

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    1. Hi Sheila,

      Your comment about photos and not pulling them out is how I feel about the things that I left behind in MsTioga.

      I am going thru some challenging times. I must be patient until I get to that future that is waiting for me to arrive!

      George

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  9. I praise God you have a wonderful memory, George. Blessings, Lynn

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