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Discussion in 'People I Have Known' started by Julia Curtis, Sep 12, 2023.

  1. Hedi Mitchell

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    @Julia Curtis - so proud that you told us all up front about the Aspergers. Since we helped one grand kid thru a horrendous period with hers, i feel I truly understand more where you are coming from .
    I am very proud grand kid, she has been to hell and back and almost took us with her , but she has grown so much. She graduates this year and i am just beyond happy for her.
     
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    I was very scared to come out and say anything,from past experience sometimes it didn't go well like with a Nurse one time but I felt I had to in case I said something stupid.I know it isn't easy for families of people with Aspergers so I get it.
     
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    YAY!!!Glad she's graduating.Make it a big deal Hedi.:)
     
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    Uhmmmm. Now what will be my excuse if I say something stupid?
    I have a bad leg....?;)
     
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  5. Julia Curtis

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    That ought to work :D
     
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  6. Hedi Mitchell

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    We will
     
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    you have a good sense of humor :)
     
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  8. Julia Curtis

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    That's what my Mom her always said, I hat I missed my calling and I should have been a Comedian.lol
     
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  10. Julia Curtis

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    I didn't know all these people had Aspergers and I don't let it define me,I see it as something I have,you are right there.When you see the world in a non neurotypical way... it's,well...let's just say observation on a daily basis is like a sparkling conversation for most.
     
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    Back before this forum existed, I was on another well-known senior forum, and there was a lady on that forum who was using her Kindle to write her posts with, as well as an old computer that she and her husband had.
    She got an iPad and had NO clue how to use it, and she was practically in tears when she wote the forum post about getting it. I messaged her and explained that I also used an iPad and would be very happy to help her learn to use it if she would like. We went from emails to phone calls, and eventually to facetime chats as she progressed in learning how to use her new iPad.
    All around the same time, Ken started this forum and Ina and I joined it, and her husband got sick and suddenly passed away, leaving her totally distraught and very alone.

    We talked almost every day, because she just needed a lot of support at that time, and became close friends. When she was ready to travel, she loaded up her little dog in her new car, and Ina traveled all the way from Houston , Texas to Huntsville, Alabama to meet me and my husband (@Bobby Cole ).
    She spent a week or more here visiting with us, and we both got to know each other even better once we were able to visit face to face.

    Sadly, she never got over her depression from losing her husband, and her health was not good either, and she passed away a few years ago. You will still find some of her posts , Ina I. Wonder, in some of the older threads here on the forum.
     
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  12. Julia Curtis

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    That is totally awesome.:)
     
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    Ina had a heart of gold , when she was with us i got the impression she’d give someone her last dollar if they needed food or shelter @Yvonne Smith

    Welcome all the way from Australia @Julia Curtis I’m long time member on here ..think it’s coming up 8 years in December I’ve been here, mainly playing word games in-the games section

    I live in Australia ( always have )
     
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    That's an amazing place.I envy you.:)
     
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    I talk to myself too, Jake Smith here is my husband and he will ask me what I said. I just say nothing, just talking to myself.
     
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