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Lindaem,
Yes - but statistics are just numbers and don't really give a clear picture of this wonderful place.
I think the yearly migration of frequent "snowbirds" who come here to play may be partly to blame.
The majority of seniors who live here are people who are kind and have excellent moral character.
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Try the online over 50 dating web site Our Time. I was almost 72 when I met my wife on that site. I also met and dated several other very nice women from that web site prior to meeting my wife,

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Be very careful of men in the car business. I've got experience with that. If they are any good at selling cars they are generally seasoned liars and con-men.

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Beware of The Villages. It has the reputation of being the largest over 55 community laden with STD's. True story.

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Be very careful of The Villages. It has the reputation of being the largest over 55 communitiy with STD

 

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Jankin....what a wonderful love story you shared. I have some questions for you. Are you still available to communicate?  Thank you. N

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Janken,

Your love story is just amazing!  You are blessed indeed.

I was considering moving to the Del Webb "Anthem" community in Las Vegas but found "The Villages" in Florida was a better fit.  It was a difficult decision, but so far it has been wonderful.   Do you spend a lot of time in the casinos?  How do you spend your time?

 

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Jackie...I live in "The Villages", Florida, but am familiar with Southern California as I was born and raised there. Laguna Woods is a nice place. Check it out! Let me know what you think.
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How thoughtful of you to remember me. I've been so busy closing escrow, packing and moving.

I live in Henderson in Tuscany Village. It's just before Lake Las Vegas. It's not a senior community. I chose this instead because I have 2 large dogs and they need fencing. The senior communties have low, in any fences. Those dogs actually cried tears when my husband died and comfort me every day. I had to put their needs first. It's guard gated and serene in here and I love it. My grandson and granddaughter (they're cousins) are both going to college here and asked if they could live with me. They are such a blessing and I love that I have gotten to know them on a different level and that they've gotten to know me ask adults. It's a very different dynamic and it makes me so happy.

 

What are you living arrangements?

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Thank you for asking. My oldest daughter introduced us. I told her he would make a great husband and she should marry him. She laughed and said he was just a friend and I should marry him. What a crazy thought! A few years later, he became a great friend to me and my 4 children.  He taught me to ski, to golf, took me to the racetrack and showed me how to win and was such a wonderful friend. He asked me to marry him and when I told him I just couldn't, he said he would have to move far away because he couldn't imagine not being my husband and proceeded to leave. I married him and we not only loved each other, we were in love every day of our marriage. We had so many adventures and had so much in common. It was like a fairytale marriage. We didn't agree on everything, but agreed that it was okay to have different opinions. He never raised his voice, never called me a name, never mad me sad and never made me cry. He adored me and I adored him. He was so handsome and strong, fun and funny, and touched everyone who ever met him. He loved my kids and grandkids and they are all so sad that he's gone. We talk about him often and laugh about the wonderful years. When he was 49, we had breakfast in bed and watched the news. We laughed and joked and he was supposed to go on a long road trip that morning for work. I toldhim I would take my shower first. As I was getting out of bed, he said, "Come here and let's have one last hug". It was so special and felt so different. I told him he was going to make me fall asleep. We told each other we loved each other and when I got out of the shower, he wasn't breathing but his heart was beating. I performed CPR until the ambulance came. They kept him on life support until they found organ recipients. He had a brain aneurism that we didn't know about, and it ruptured. He died instantly. The man who received his heart, and his family keep in touch with me and it makes me so happy to know his heart lives on. I'm forever grateful that I lived that beautiful life with him that I didn't know existed. It was such a gift just knowing him, but to be loved like that is something very few people will eever know.

Before her died, we used to talk about the afterlife. I thought I would die first and we agreed that when I died, I would try to send messages to him to let him know I was ok and around. I now get messages from him in the form of out of season butterflies, weird "coincidences" that can only be from him, hummingbirds that fly around my head and hover in front of my face before flying off...things like that. On his birthday, my son called me to tell me his wife just found out she was pregnant and had been trying for 3 years. This year on his birthday, I got a call from my real estate agent that the house I wanted was for sale and that the owner would carry back the mortgage...now my 2 grandkids can live with me while going to college. They are all hellos from him, no doubt. I finally moved in a couple of weeks ago. This is a house he would have loved. I am at peace and am so comforted knowing he is around. Sometimes, I can almost feel his arm around my shoulder. I am so blessed.

Sorry for the long post, but I can't help it. You are so sweet to have asked. I hope you are doing well also. We are just here on earth temporarily until we can start our new life reunited with our loved ones that left before us. I know it for a fact.

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