When my husband died in 1996, a friend made me a teddy bear with one of his favorite shirts. When your loved one dies, you never stop loving him/her. To this day I can find comfort when hugging this bear. I have since remarried and found great happiness. If my husband dies before me, and since I sew, I will just have to make a bear with one of his favorit shirts.
I just looked in my AAA Tour Book and the name of the train ride in Alaska is the White Pass & Yukon Route from Skagway.. It's a 4-hr excursion. I still can't believe we both, (who were and are afraid of heights), rode that train standing between two train cars. Like I said, I think the beauty of the scenery and I guess the thrill made us "forget" we were afraid of heights.
My husband I are afraid of heights, especially when on a tour of NYC several years ago. In 1999, we went on an Alaskan cruise-tour and somehow we overcame our fear of heights for a day. We rode the narrow-gauge train that goes along the gold miners trail, and stood outside inbetween two train cars for the entire ride. It was SO BEAUTIFUL THAT SOMEHOW WE JUST FORGOT OUR FEAR. I remember being told by my parents, that as a young child when we were on a bridge in Ontario, Canada, I tried to climb over the bridge.... the swirling water must have "hypnotized" me. I STILL DON'T LIKE HEIGHTS.
I am a 66 year old female. I was in my 50's when favoritism came up in a discussion with my Mom. I told her I had always thought that my younger brother was the favorite child. He's three years younger.
My Mom told me that when I was young (5 or 6) and my Canadian grandparents visited us in England,they paid more attention to my brother and fussed over his beautiful blonde curls. She said it took her a long time to help me get over that obvious favoritism. I told her that I didn't remember that visit or situation; and that I never got over it because I had felt he was the favorite most of my life.
Unfortunately, what he did with his life after the age 45 definitely changed the way the entire family felt about him.
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