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  • Empty houses

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    6 posts, 6 voices, 924 views, started Sep 22, 2008

    Posted on Monday, September 22, 2008 by Nani2l

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    • Amethyst
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      My oldest is 23 and my youngest is 20. Well, almost 21.  I find it interesting that I miss the early years, as hard as they were, but I wouldn’t go back to those days for anything.

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          Julied61 wrote Sep 22, 2008
        • My oldest will be 21 in a few days, the youngest is so busy he’s never here.  I miss my babies!  but do not want to go there again.  I guess it’s just another change we have to adjust to.



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          Nani2l wrote Sep 23, 2008
        • True Julie, I guess that’s why there are grandchildren though, right?  lol!



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          Farmmom wrote Jan 25, 2009
        • Our oldest two are 23 and 20.  One just moved back home after graduating from college, and the other one will be moving back home when she graduates next December.  It’s nice having them around, and I know they are both looking forward to the day when they can move out for good.

          We still have a 13 yo and a 10 yo at home, so we aren’t ready to be empty nesters just yet.



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          SUSAN WHITLEY wrote Sep 9, 2010
        • My oldest is 26 and she has two-she been gone since 18 when she had a her frist -they are 8 and 3.  My youngest is 23 he has been back and forth for the last three years - his latest stay was 3 months.    

          I am loving the house without them but miss them sometimes.



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          Cathie Beck wrote Sep 9, 2010
        • It’s a wonderful thing to enjoy the time now! My kids have been out of the house for a while.

          When I faced an empty nest (in the mid 1990s, I had my kids young), I invented a women's group. I ran a $1.75 ad in the Boulder, Colorado newspaper:

          WOW (Women on the Way)—
          to an insane asylum, a bar, wherever.
          Smart, sassy women's group forming.
          Mutual support, networking, etc. Weds.
          7 p.m. 239-4666.

          The response to the ad was mind-blowing, to say the least. Dozens of women called — the young, the old, the stoned and the ill — one woman called from a hospital bed. I am not kidding.

          I was looking for eight women to meet every Wednesday night for support, networking, fun — whatever.

          One of the women, Denise, became a friend who changed the trajectory of my life.

          From this life-altering friendship, came the memoir, "Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship."



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