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GONIC - "JEF" James Edward France, 69, of 1 Rudman Drive, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at his home after a long illness.

Born April 23, 1946, in Milford, Conn., he was the son of the late Eugene and Sylvia (Ahern) Pion.

Jef lived in Rochester most of his life until moving to Gonic 14 years ago. He worked for Cumberland Farms as a manager and in his earlier years as a police officer in Rochester. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a fun-loving guy who enjoyed telling a joke or just making people laugh. He loved his family and spending time in the Butt Hutt, an outdoor room at his home where he would enjoy a cigarette and a Coors Light. He also loved his animals, which included his dog, cat and bird. Among other things he enjoyed were westerns, BBQs, traveling, Sunnybrook Cottage #6, and camping at Potter's in Lebanon, Maine.

Members of his family include his wife of 18 years, Nancy (Starratt) France of Gonic; his children Rick Nadeau and wife Corina of Sanford, Maine, Jim France of Concord, N.H., Jessica Bryant and partner George MacKenzie of Rochester, N.H., Jenny Morse and her husband Jonathan of Acton, Maine, Jessica (PC) Abbott and her fiancé Randy Ireland of Auburn ME; brother-in-law Frank Starratt of Dover, N.H., brother-in-law Tom Starratt and his wife Pat of Milford, N.H., sister-in-law Charro Starratt of Lewiston, Maine; grandchildren Kyle and Christopher Nadeau, Tyler France, Autumn Larson, Alyssa Morse. Grandfather Joseph Cyr of Gonic, N.H.; many nieces and nephews and friends; and longtime friends Dave Bryant of Rochester, N.H., and Linda France of Sanford, Maine also Special thanks to Paul Otzel of Conn.

He is predeceased by his parents, Sylvia and Eugene Pion and brother in-law Bob Starratt.

Please join the family at a cookout celebrating his life on Saturday, May 30 from 1 – 4 p.m., at the home of Dot Morse and Phil Dirck, 78 Sampson Road, Rochester NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cornerstone VNA Hospice or The American Lung Association.

Cremation is under the care of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St, Rochester, N.H. 03867



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Published in Foster's Daily Democrat from May 23 to May 26, 2015.
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April 24, 2021
Hi Sweet heart. Being as its assumed that there may still be others reading your obits after almost 6 years leads me to wonder if any wrote on here yesterday to wish you a Happy Birthday. Don't sweat it if not. I posted on Facebook and I did an obit in the document I made for you a long time ago. So many wished you a happy birthday. Dave and I also went to dinner with your favorite niece Angela and Pat and Tom. It was a very good time. I needed that. All day and even few days before the times were hard remembering all those birthdays and missing you even more. I will close now but keep reading what I write in the document. I hope you had an amazing fun day with those in heaven with you. Mty, ltt. Foreve and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
April 5, 2021
Hi sweet heart. First I apologized no contact from me yesterday. We were up and running. At the camp ground. We went through the shed for things we want to keep or sell. All the rest we left for new owners. They decided to simantle the shed and take it with them. They will take what they want from the shed and get rid of the rest. They are also taking the deck and will be dismanting that as well. Pat/Tom bought the screen room for the deck. We hope to go again today and hoping Tweesa/Jay can help us. So that we do not make ruts in the road there is no driving on them yet. Can't blame owner for thinking that way, once rut appear they make it hard for everyone. There are 6 bins we want from inside the camper. Also want to look over whats inside and make sure we grabbed all that we want. Leaving all dishes, bowls, pots, pans. Most decorations. Couple games. Today is April 5th. Last time there was a post here was 3/31. I know I have posted all but 1-2 days to you. I am sorry you didn't get to see them on here. The yard sale is this sat and sun. The heat is on for me to finish going through all the upstairs rooms. We are taking all furniture except selling the twin beds. Doubt that will be a problem. Only used when the grandkids came. Autumns is almost new. And Alyssa's still in great shape. Thinking $50 each or maybe $50 for one and $75 for the other. We sold both campers, the boat and many other things. Yesterday a man came that had worked on the camper here and bought $75 little tools and before another $40. I asked Dave why men buy so many tools. When I was single I have a flat head, a something other kind of screwdriver and a hammer lol. He said that men just want to make suer (especiall if you own a home) they have plenty so they will always have what they need when they need it. Maybe its like women, we really only need 7 outfits. Combo of play clothes, work clothes and the 8th for occaisons that are special. But I myself have 5 1/2 closets. The other 1/2 is the new clothes I bought you before you passed. Oh Jef you have no idea how much I miss you. How we fit so well. How we knew each other so well. What made us happy or mad. All the things we did together. And all the many times we made memories with families and friends. I miss that smile, those blue eyes. Your strong hugs and sweet kisses. I missed that when we were someplace such as a party we didn't always stand side by side but all we did was look and I'd smile and you'd smile. I miss your silly jokes. Your laugh. How you made everyone laugh. I made a doc with many of the things you would say. The doc is called Jef Isms. Jef would say (if you are trying to say something and can't think of the word you're trying to say) let me help you with the hard words lol. Or...I'd say..."I was thinking", Jef would say "well theres always a first for everything" Do you remember why you were called Mr Self Serve? and me? i can't be in the background so I did the same thing and became Mrs Self serve? How about when soemone would say it was bright when in the sun and you would say I wish one of my sons were? Or how about "zip it". so many funny sayings. It looks like I will have to buy a new computer. Been hanging in there. I just need someon to help me put it together and take all the docs I have and put them on the new computer. I may have to go waaay back to one doc where I copy paste all the post I post you. I did not do that for a long time because my post were always posted. Maybe last couple of years. I will go now sweet heart. Gonna put on bathrobe and go upstairs to get a ton of clothes off hangers for the yard sale. I miss you so much and I will always miss you and love you. Happy belated Easter. Sat PC/Randy paid for my dinner for b'day. Tomorrow Jen paying for dinner at Trains. Dave taking me to his favorite restaurant and buying me dinner. Yes his favorite but my idea. My favorite would be seafood but thursday the normal "girls" group are going to Windjammers. And yes smarty pants I can hear you say there is noting normal about us lol. I can remember your face, your body, your personality. I hate that I can't remember your voice so when Facebook brings up past memories and its something you were in I will replay it over and over just to hear your voice. Most were clips I took when you were with one of the kids. Anyhow, I will write more tomorrow sweetheart. Off to copy/paste this then more packing upstairs. mty ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
March 31, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Dave and I were not a happy coulple last night. I think its just stress and it happens to all couples. But we both take a time out and we actually both fell asleep. This move makes even me exhausted. But around 4 am I woke and went upstairs and Dave was awake so all is good again. We have decided for me to continue finishing the packing for upstairs. Alot will be left for showing and for us to use while we still live here. Dave will bring it all out. The garages are too full. We still don't have enough tables. And the 2 days of the yard sale Pat, Tweesa, Jay, Dave and I will be up very early to get it all out to the yard. Since not alot of tables we will do for 2 days. When the tables from day one are freed up we can put out more stuff for day 2. I personally would love more tables and do in one day. Dave and Tom both have saw horses so we may be able to get some plywood and set them up. We also have a big picnic table in the back yard. Tweesa keeps saying she may be able to get 2 more tables. And it still won't be enough. Going through 8 rooms and 2 garages into a 3 bed 2 bath mobile means really give up alot. lol Later today we are meeting the couple that bought our camper and boat. their daughter is looking for a camper. how cool would that be to see that go. I heard yesterday that we won't get our seasonal money back. I don't know why but I will prob fight that. When you sell to someone else coming in the new buyer pro rates what old owner paid and pays it to them. the new rule is that if camper over 10 years you cannot sell it to keep in campground. we'll see. I asked on fb for anyone who knows an attorney in Rochester. Time for us to make wills. I it 4:58. Going to heat up piece of chicken. TAke my meds and insulin, give St Nick his insulin and watch tv until light out. Sometimes my life is boring so I am sure this is boring to you but our deal is I will write to you as if you were still here with me. I really miss you and love you sweet heart. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo PS for my birthday dinner with the girls I will have your necklace on
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
March 30, 2021
Good morning sweet heart. Last night after supper Dave was doing my feet and I fell asleep. Upstairs on the couch. I have to give him credit because he never woke me meaning he had to watch tv in the bedroom on a small tv. I woke on the couch at almost 4 am. Now back downstairs. Checked chkng acct, disc acct, more food for the cats and now typing to the man that loved me the most. My dad was the other man but 2 different types of love. As we sold the camper and the boat its gettin real. I hate that we are moving. This is where most of our family is. And in FL we can't just get together for cards or b'days or Christmas. Some people keep saying we have a choice. We cannot afford a summer home and a winter home. Dave is good with going but I cry alot. And....we will be leaving where you have I were together for 23 years. But I will have Daves back. It will be better for him there. His health problems will be there and here but he won't have to face the cold of the winter months. Anyhoo, today Pat/Tweesa/Jay coming for more help. I suggested to Dave that since we are only 2/3 through everything and we have run out of room that maybe we can set up yard sale now but in the back yard and post signs for people to see. and not wait until the 10/11th. and maybe we can list home sooner. decisions decisions. and like many men I know (uh hmm) who hate to even decide on a movie his best strength is not advice or opinions. Did I tell you that the old 319 is called the speak easy and jay tweesa and Dave and I went first time last friday? the girls are taking me there this sat for my b'day. Dave will go too of course. And now Pat/Tom can go because they have an outside, covered heated. So its all family and there will be 10 of us and I have already reserved for sat 2:30. Dave and I have our shots 1 and 1:15 and it can take about 40 minutes until we are done so the reservations will work. this is our 2nd shot. then they ask still be aware for 2 weeks after the shots for the covid. Outside of doc staff we don't know anyone with side effects from the 2nd shots so no worries. Guess I'll go now. I would like to go back upstairs for some work in the living room. I will also be waking Dave at 6. he has an 8:00 appt with doc. I'll go with him. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
March 27, 2021
Hi sweet heart. This morning when the people were here to take the camper I didn't feel well but Dave took care of it. Got up and I feel fine, probably just really tired. So the camper, the boat and the snow blower are all gone now. Today or tomorrow someone comes for the downstairs couch. I have so much to do that I wanted to do today and tomorrow but I think I will be doing packing in house and not worry about yard sale out side until tomorrow. I am finally finished with the whole downstairs minus cleaning out the commode from your mom and the cabinet Frank gave us. so a couple drawers. Jen is taking the commode. I hope that is ok with you. She said that Linda had it for a few years and Jen always liked it. If I knew for sure we'd find a place big enought I'd take it all. Tonight we are going to Pat and Toms for cards but I keep thinking may cancel. Not sure up to it. Been a long time since I have had to work so much and so hard. I just called Pat and cancelled. But remembered that PC Jen and families coming next week end for my birthday. So we can maybe get together then. Henry is squeaking. Has water and food so not sure why but he is irritating. Did I tell you when we move to FL it will be Dave and I and all 5 furry babies in the car? Thats going to be interesting. We bought two small cages for Lily and Henry and bringing their large cages with us in the uhaul and they will be in back seat with Maezie. We will have St Nick and Squeaky in the way back. Stopping at hotels every night so hoping we can find hotels that will allow them all. Well baby, I am going to go now. I will write more tomorrow. Oh, last night the clothes would not ring out in the washer. Hoping Dave can figure it out so we don't have to buy new. If broken we will prob just buy used washer and buy new in Florida. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
March 26, 2021
Hi sweet heart. We had a really hard day today with setting out more things to go to new home and yard sale. we put in as much as we could in my garage (stuff for yard sale and tables) brought more in from Daves gargage, the rest in his garage put outside and set up tables in his garage and brought the outside stuff back in. Getting more tables but there won't be any more room so we have to wait until night before to set them up in yard then we will get up bright and early to set more out. I have only done a small amount upstairs but downstairs is almost done now. Once someone is approved to buy the home we'll get everything but furniture out that we leave inside for staging. Huge move. Remember in 1980 when we took the motorcycle our german shapard clothes and toiletry and move to Columbus Ohio? Thats all we had and we bought furniture are used places and salvation army? Have come a long ways. We went to an amazing restaurant for dinner with jay and tweesa after all the work. Remember 319? We went downstairs out back called gravy now. Unless we all had a lucky dinner this is THE place. Huge servings so we all brought 1/2 back each and OMG amazing. We got home, Dave was going to bring in the rider mower and snow blower then lay down. I went downstairs to chill and layed down and woke at 1 this morning. So here I am writing to may all time favorite man thinking about those left overs. So I think I will heat them up and maybe get some work done. Meeting Tammie at IHOP at 11. Dave is dropping Saint Nick off at 8:30 at vet so they can do a sugar curve for his diabetes and we can pick him up at 1:15. While there they will take Maezie in for thyroid test while Dave waits and Dave can take her with him. So thats that my sweet blonde adonis. I will write more tomorrow. I am so happy they went back to the old format for obits. The other one was ok but this is far better. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
March 24, 2021
Good monring sweet heart. Yesterday was busy and there were 4 of us tired. Well 3. Dave wasn't able to do much. Breathing and feet. The man came to try to figure out the camper. No luck yet. He is coming back today. after Jay, Tweesa, Dave and I were done with the bins we met my friend Janice (you don't know her) at Trains so of course that was good food and good fun. There are so many we are going to miss. So my guess is Dave and I got home maybe around 7 and around 7:30 decided to nap. I woke at 5:15 this morning. No idea if Dave got up later then went back to bed. He is sleeping now. Tom came and bought our log starters, lay down freezer and our power wash at the campground. Thursday Joannes grand daughter is coming to buy one of the couches. Only chaging $100. they need furniture. Normally would not take under $200. Only 1 1/2 years old. and both end have pull out recliners. Good luck with the guys bringing that upstairs. Couple other things if she needs she can have. We can't decide if we are bringing that huge refridgerator you and I bought with the water and ice maker. We don't know if we will need it. If we take it and don't need it then what? If we don't take it and need it up here it'd be 8-$900 to replace. So since we have a moving company I am thinking to take and be safe. We can sell down there if we don't need it. or if the new place has a screened in room put it out there. Not going anywhere today so my plan is to finish the old smoking room and the entire downstairs will be done except for what we are leaving for staging. Then next will be upstairs. that will be 8 closets, nurmerous kitchen cupboards, and whats rest of living room and office. I can probably bang all that out in a week. from my mouth to Gods ears right? Easter is coming up fast but we aren't doing anything. No family close enough. Maybe we'll do a breakfast somewhere. I bet it will be even more beautiful in heaven. Oh how I wish I could ask you questions. Hug you and kiss you. I know most people say just one more time but I know I will always want just one more time over and over. I know God has plans for us but I wish his plan was to have let you stay here with me. Jay/Tweesa coming thursday to help us somemore. There will be more bins but mostly to set out the tables and put out the yard sale stuff. Still don't know when having it. Easter the 4th so many the 3rd. Last poker game is the 10th. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
March 22, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Today was a wasted day. Sometime really early I woke and my sugar was low. But it was so low I could not sit up, I could not take my sugar, i couldn't even call Dave. I fell back asleep. And I thank God that I woke later and was a little better. Dave went off to store to buy me chocolate. Due to the dream of losing weight we have no junk in the house. Orange juice is the best but I used to be high all the time for more than 25 years. This dropping of bl sugar is new since new doc. Once it started dropping too low I got in to see him. He took me off one insulin for another for 130 cc's then dropped it to 100. He put me on 2 new pills. One is one a day that I take. One is 4 a day but I take only 2. And still not right. So i am going to get those little juice boxes and keep couple by the bed. Poor Dave, the tip out won't go in. She he had Ron (electrician) come, couldn't find anything wrong. So the guy who did a ton of carpentry came out and couldn't find anything. Then heard from 2 others that under the battery on the camper there is a thingy like for fuses. Dave looked 2-3 times and can't find it. A business out of somersworth for campers is coming around 1 to look. Woman came out and paid us for the boat/trailer and Dave told her to hang on to the money until we get camper fixed. So heres hoping please. Tomorrow PC, Jay and Tweesa coming to help us bring rest of bins out to garage and if enough time to set up the tables with all we have for the yardsale so far. Made up bill of sales for boat/motor and the trailer tonight. Trying to get a little more done later after Dave goes to bed. I like to work around his sleep so we have more time together. But some things we do together like moving stuff around in the garage. We are going to try to go for a ride after everyone is gone tomorrow on the golf cart. I am going to be up at 8 am because i have to get to the store. before anyone gets here. so for now folks that is all. Sweet heart. I know I say this every time and its because every time I mean it. I miss you and I love you. And that makes sense. For 23 we were in love. And you were my best friend and confidant and not one time did we not have each others back. I will write more tomorrow. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo PS I like the way this form is. The new one is ok.
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
March 21, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Me again. Last night a couple came to see the camper and bought it. Then today she sent me a message that she wants the boat as well. But her husband does not know. Its a surprise for his birthday. What a great present. Had to get back to somewhere 15 plus others in one day who sent me a message asking to see the camper and I didn't even put it out there about the boat because I wanted to take pics. Been putting aside things for camping for Pat and Tom. And I am sure more when we go through the seasonal camper. I hope we can sell before the end of the season. Its 12:33 am and I am almost done with storage room in basement and hope to finish the smoking room. Probably won't. I can only do so much before my back is too painful. Still waiting to see if we can get the equity loan. That will take so much stress off of me. All the time I am stressed about the money, the packing, the moving. We are taking 4 nights to get to fl on day 5. It will take 2 days for the movers to get there but they can drive 11 hour days. Dave and I can't do that. Especially with the 5 furry babies. Praying as it is we can get hotel rooms to allow them. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
March 20, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Busy busy. But good news is today after few hours we sold the camper at the house. They came out this evening and will be back monday. We used to know her through Tifs AAU basketball career. Met her husband tonight. Both very nice. She is like family to Tif. Tomorrow we take cover off boat so I can take pics with cover and without cover. Then of course more packing. Dave did a good job in my garage today. I am a little worried about him right now. He has been getting horrific cramps and in pain off and on. I told him that if its that way tomorrow I will go with him to walk in clinic. He doesn't drink enough water or milk. He grilled chicken tonight and that was really good. Shared with Mazie and the cats. Tomorrow I have to go to walmart to return 2 items and get smaller size then go to Kohls to return a bathing suit to Amazon. Again too big. Makes no sense to me. All should have fit. We got full price for the camper. Selling boat for $3,000 unless we know the people buying it. Then we will selll for $2800. Its a def loss as we had it in the shop and was $3,600 but it is what it is. It would be cool if for someone who fishes or someone with kids for the tubing. It comes with the extras we bought last year. I guess I will go clean out the hutch in the basement. Going to bury all the furry family. Jen is taking your mom, dad and uncle Pol. part of me hates that because i love them all but 8 rooms to 5 calls for having to part with things. And she loves them all. I miss you and I love you. So much. mty, ltt. Foreve and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
March 18, 2021
Hi sweet heart. I wrote to you yesterday but then I back arrowed for some reason that I don't remember today then I could not found what I wrote. So I blew that. And no time at that time to redo but planned to later. Today Dave went for stress test. He ws there for hours. I called to see how it was going and he wasn't feeling good. Headache and upset stomach so he is home and napping for now. The night before I heard a loud thump and went and checked on him. Scared me. He rolled out of bed. Had a tiny skin on his nose, I cleaned that up and he was fine. We have a california king sleigh bed. And he fell out. Today I plan to go and finish cleaning out the camper on our yard and take pictures to sell. I hope I can figure out how to do that on Market Place. People say thats a good site for selling and buying. Then more packing. Tomorrow my friend Tammie and I are going for breakfast at IHOP then pedicures. Maybe after that we'll go to Christmas Tree Shoppe then to the place we went to couple of weeks ago for mask. The last thing I should be doing is buying anything else when right now we are having a big yard sale but the place will be new to us so I want to pick up just a couple decs that will be new. Next week Pat and I are going for facials and maybe out nails. Then dinner or maybe dinner first. We went to Trains couple nights ago but they were closed tues, wed and thurs which is not normal so there may have been a death in the family. Or who knows. Wayne found an apartment in Dover. I told him that that may not be a bad thing. Theres nothing out there to buy because homes are going so fast. And maybe in a year it will be a buyers market and he'll get something nice that won't cost alot due to bidding wars. For now though a bidding war would be amazing when we sell. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
March 15, 2021
Hi sweet heart. After all the word I have put in to find a new home the realtor found one in Merritt Island (where Tif lives). 4 beds but they look small so may take down walls to make 3 beds. fenced in yard for Maezie. And now figured out due to almost $2600 for movers to hold money is not working. Have enough for inspection and deposit but don't know how long can keep deposit on it because we have to either wait for equity to hopefully be accepted or the sale of this house. The very best thing is if the bank will give us an equity loan then they get their money first at closing of our house. But it can take up to 4 weeks. I worry alot but do try to remind myself that God is with us. Getting more and more done. Not tomorrow but next day Dave is finally going out to my garage and getting rid of what we won't need in florida whether yard sale or dump. Then all bins in our living room, basement can be stacked in garage. Then he and I will set up tables in his garage and maybe part of mine for the yard sale. We planned for 3rd week of april but I hope we can do that in 2-3 weeks. And hopefully the car, campers, boat will see in next few weeks. Well 1 camper. We cannot put up the seasonal until the season opens may 1st. Pat already said she would take over the sale for us if we have already gone to florida. I think I am going to make myself some oatmeal and tea or milk and watch tv couple of hours then go back to more packing. 2 of 3 rooms in basement pretty much done. Just started on the other family room in basement. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
March 13, 2021
Hi sweetheart. Today has certainly been a different day. Tired, run down type feeling. Sugar dropped. Feel like I have accomplished very little. Dave went and visited with Bob and filled him in on our move. I was gald he did that. They have been friends for a very very long time. And can go quite awhile not seeing each other and when they do it was like they just talked the day before. He will be one of the ones we will visit when we do come up for visits. Tonight at 8 got a call from realors.com. Surprised they called on a saturday never mind at night. Asked alot of questions. She was going to send me email with places that might work for us by 10. I just looked a few minutes ago. nothing. I know that feeling. I look 2 hours or more every single day and I have found nothing. Dave made spag for dinner tonight. That was a great break. Tomorrow nothing to do but sleep in and get more packing done. The downstairs storage room almost done and the poker room very little done. All yard sale items in Daves garage. All bins going to FL will go in my garage. After Dave cleans it out. Its all lawn tools and Dave tools so I won't be a big help with that. He has been a big help last couple of days. I have been doing all the work but now he brings up and out all the bins. Hugely grateful for that. I worry about his breathing. But he takes 2 great naps a day. He is just like you. Loves the naps. I am rehearting left over spag and microwave just went off so I will close and write more tomorrow. I miss you and I love you so very much. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
March 12, 2021
Good morning sweet heart. Have to say not too sure of last night. Dave was rubbing my feet like maybe around3 and I woke at 6. had tomato soud then fell asleep til mid night. gave st nick insulin, more food for the cats and fell back asleep until 9 this morning. thats alot of sleep. we met up with Jen, PC and Randy at little Miss Sophies. we all have great meals then we all went back to our house and sat outside. warm day and we loved it. they all stayed for an hour or more so it was wonderful. this morning for last hour been doing more home looking in Florida. talking with Tif last night she doesn't like that we will be almost an hour away and wants us to look in Merritt Island or close. So far all mobile home parks in Merritt Island are all 55 + whcih is ok with us about they all have limits of 1-2 pets and no dogs over 25 lbs. And Maezie is 90 lbs. She sent me pm on fb of towns to look at around Merritt Island. I have looked at a couple already. She also had a good idea. Condo's. So I will check that out too. Good thing we have plenty of time. So today will be more computer time and more packing time. Dave has been bringing up the bins from downstairs and thats such a great relief for me. Want to only have furniture in basement so that when we find a couple family/friends to help us move it won't be so hard of all of them. One garage is filling quick with yard sale stuff. I am going to ask the realtor if we can take all the stuff going to new home that we are taking out of house except staging stuff in the other garage stacked neatly in the back so we don't have to pay for a storage unit. and if we put it all in storage we will then have to take it all out of storage for when movers come. Speaking of movers the estimate we just got including towing truck is over $10000, Holy moly. Since we have the time I will be getting more estimates. I will only get estimates with those who come to the home. Because the one over the phone was almost $4600. Huge difference. that puts us at a risk if we went with that one that their estimate would wind up being so much more. We are thinking that if we have to we will get a Uhaul rental and have them put the truck on that. Tweesa/Jay have offered to go down with us. With gas, hotels 3 night for 2 rooms and meals, tolls. We will pay them and fly them home. Even if that winds up being $5000 much better. Tweesa can drive with me and Jay with Dave. Geez now that I put that all in writing that sounds like a pain in the posterior. Well guess I will go now. I see hours of packing and computer today and many days to go. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
March 11, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Fell asleep around 9 last night and woke at mid-night. Its 6:08 am now. I just found what I hope to finally be where we will look to live in FL. very low crime rate, yearly weather 3 in rain, no snow, 50-85, safe from storms mostly, low crime rate, 37,000 population, 25 mins to orlando and 58 minutes to Tifs. Now the only thing we need is to hopefully find a place when we can move. Still going through all the rooms. Have so much more to do. Have about 5 weeks til yard sale and at that time we'll put both campers and the boat up for sale. City is called Winter Springs. Dave is now helping me. I still do the packing and one packing we think is best. But now he is taking all the bins going to new home up to the living room and the yard sale stuff out to one of the garages. That is a huge help for me. A week before may 1st we will have to find help for us to bring everything but food, clothes, some furnitute to a storage shed. Leaving what we need to have til we move and what we need to have to stage the home. Today should get the estimate from movers from yesterday. If its a big charge to tow Daves truck we may just sell it and take that money and what it would cost for movers to tow and buy him one in FL. Only worry is will his truck make it to FL? We will take it in for an overhaul on belts, fluids and see if they think it will be ok. Boy moving is hard. From 8 rooms and 2 garages to a dbl wide mobile. From across town to 1345 miles. Had to order oil for today. had to do 100 gallons. but i think at sale they pro rate it and give it back to us. Meeting Jen, PC and Randy today at Little Miss Sophies. With Dave of course. No kids. That will be a ton of fun. Hoping can go back for more time with them to our place. It is going to be up to 69 degees today. woo hoo. then temps will drop again but its a good sign. You always said that you never knew anyone as organized as I am. Now not sure if a curse or not to be that way. I know that when we move I will be happy but right now planning the list, writing out all the bins on new home, yard sale and what room in new home and list of when to cancel all utilities, when to make appts to see mobiles in FL. do we drive down or do we fly and rent a car? and when we know we are on the way how far in advance do we call for utilities to be turned on there. and do any of them need to be inside? oy vay. sure it would be easier without dementia (thank God I am early stage). But gonna buckle up and do what needs to be done. Oh and I have no idea how to take all of the info on this computer and put on a new computer so do I buy one here and have a professional do it for me or do I take this one and buy one there and have a professional do it for me? OK, so now that I have made boggled your mind and made you shake your head I will write more tomorrow. Oh sweet heart, how I miss you and how I love you. And so many times I have thought about cancelling the post office because its goine up quite a bit since you have passed but just couldn't do it. You probably had that for more than 30 years. I know if you were here it would be at least the 29 years of the 23 of us together and the 6 since you have passed. Now due to move it has to be done. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
March 9, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Had alarm set for 10 but up at 7. I did some more packing for yard sale and new home. Then I went on and spent an hour looking for towns, cities in Florida near Kissimmee Fl with under 30,000 population. Found one that was 25,000 but in 2018. Kissimmee way too big a place. We don't like the big cities exccept for visits. Jef I know it is you when I see the orange/black butterflies. Please still come around even when we are in Florida. Both Dave and I look for orange and black butterflies. I also watch for pennies. Going to be a pretty big yard sale from the looks of it and we havent cleaned out many closets etc. At 11:15 I leave to go meet up with friends Joanne and Jen. Sandy unable to join us this month. Then sometime early evening we meet up with Mindy and Debbie/Eds son Daniel and Trains. Today I get my seat cushion (the kind you put in wheelchairs) for my stationary bike. The seat is really hard and uncomfortable. I recently got a lumbar pillow for the bike too. Am taking the rowing machine and bike to Fl but not the ab machine. It hurst too much. Dave is going to start going through the garages. I want to get out to the camper in our yard and finish cleaning (mop, sweep) and put on the market. Want 3,000 or best reasonable offer. the camper we have seasonal on may be tougher as who buys it has to pull it out. I don't know how heavy it is but for the right person they will be getting a heck of a deal. The entire camper over last two years has been completely done. Comes with a deck and a professional screen room. We also want to get it going with selling the boat. We want 3,000 for that as well and will settle for 2,800 And the car is in consignment. Guy says gets bites. I think because we want 8,000 and he want 9,000 its a little tough. we may wait just a little longer and lower to 7,500 if he will lower his price to 8,500. low miles. great shape. Well guess I will go and do a little more work. its 9:51 now. will get ready for lunch then do some work. I will write more to you tomorrow. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
March 8, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Bad night sleeping again. Had doc appt this afternoon. Lowered one insulin to 100 units from 130. Tomorrow going to lunch (tues) with Joanne, sandy and Jen (josannes adult grand daughter) then for dinner going with my friend Mindy and ED/Debs youngest son (adult now) to Trains. They don't have the 10 cent wings for now because only 50 at a time can be inside restaurant. So small lunch before going to dinner. Then PC wants to do lunch with Jes, Dave and I and Randy, no kids, thursday. So prob not going to do well on Wt watchers this week. Dave said he was going to start in the garages and clearing out throw away, keep and yard sale. that was about 1/2 hour ago and he just let me know he is going to take a nap. ugh. Nothing else to write about. Its pretty much same ole same. ole. I will write more tomorrow. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo PS again they did not post what I wrote you yesterday. I copy and paste them into a doc on my pc. I am about to call and talk to someone. xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
March 5, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Today at 12:40 and 12:50 we go for our covid vaccinations. Pat said all in all only about 45 minutes and part of that is 15 minutes waiting after the shot to be sure no reaction. They give you your date/time when you are there for the 2nd shot. I love that. Jen called few minutes ago to see if we want to go to lunch with her and Alyssa. Won't be able to but we will another time. Couple days ago I had a fb pm from Joanne seeing if I want to do lunch next week. Don't know when yet but tues or thurs. still in the midst of planning. did a preliminary app for loan (can't remember what its called) so we can have the money on hand when we find a mobile in Kissimmee FL. It takes 4 weeks to hear back. Oh, its called home equitiy loan. Dave has agreed to work 3 hours a day with me packing. All yard sale items go in his side of the garage. We also need to post the camper here at the house and the boat here for sale. We also have to sell the seasonal. Camp does not open until May 1st. We are listing house may 1st. If we move before we sell really hoping big brother will meet with people looking at it. Its going to be a great camper for someone. 2 tip outs. every room redone 2 summers ago except dining room floor, that was new last summer. getting a 2 year old refridgerator. Many cabinets. Sleeps 3 comfortably. If kids 4. Bought 3-4 years ago the room that is a permanent structure (can be taken down when we sell) for the deck. GREAT thing to have on rainy days. The awning comes off for winter. Also have outside fridge, tall cabinet on deck and table. Brand new kitchen table chairs from last summer in camper. Its really beautiful. No idea to even know what to ask for. Will get ideas from other seasonals. So it is 11:10 am, we leave for vaccinations at 12:15 so I need to go. Have to give St Nick insuline and feed the 5 furry family. well Dave feeds Maezie, I feed the other 4. I was thinking last night that when all this move goes on I don't know how often I will be able to write. I will write more tomorrow. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
March 4, 2021
Hi sweet heart. It dawned on me that I had not written to you yesterday. I m so sorry sweet heart. 2 days in a row now that I have done nothing but use the internet and make calls. Listing home May 1st and in the meantime realtor recommended equity loan so if we see a home we may want to look at we'll have the cash to buy it outright. And insurance and looking at mobile home parks and movile homes. On and On and On. Its almost quitting time now. But knowing me I will be back on line to keep looking. Have seen so many beautiiful mobiles. I also spent time today googling towns/cities in NC so its closer to home but too much of the year is wet with somekind of precipitaion so all set with that. Realtor up here called couple hours ago and said he found realtor in Kissimmee. Said that man was calling in a hour. And so a little over 2 hours later I just called him and he had his 3 year old and 10 month old kids in the tub. So I tried to ask as nice as I can if he was going to have free time to help like does he work full time. He does. Hate that already I am nervous about him. Dave has been in bed since he went to bed last night. I called up there couple hours ago. I am going to go check on him now. Makes me so nervous when he sleeps so much. In the meantime I will write more tomorrow. As always I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
March 1, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Yup, this is me, writing this early. Woke around 8. Fed the furry family, water running in the jet tub. You know Dave and I are selling the house right? Today I am going to talk to him about maybe selling and moving to FL and finding an over 55 mobile home park. Was researching last night and I checked out safest place from the FL storms. Kissimee. That is where we went for Ellies cheering competition couple years ago at the ESPN center. Its 1/2 from Disney. It will be scarey but the grandkids are at the age pretty busy. We haven't even seen Alyssa since Christmas. I will miss them and the girls, some friends and Pat and Tom very much. But we'll have a spare room for visitors. And we could come up for visit in summer for as long as we can. I worry about my dementia. I worry that it will be too much eventually for Dave with out a support system for him so we may not go. I am sitting here feeling my sugar go low so I'll drink some milk. I think I am on too many diabetes meds now but I see the doc in march. No plans for today so I am going to buckle down and get more packing done. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
February 28, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Been a sleepy day. No napping but lying on couch covered up and tv. My sugar dropped quick today so I had to eat a can of something not so good for diet. But I counted the points and will not have supper. I will have a big salad sometime this evening. I will also be doing all the excercise equipment later. Dave is napping. But i will still make him supper when he wakes up. He is not ready to do wt watchers yet but maybe someday. Pat/Tom came over and we played Golf (cards) and I won. Then we played a few rounds of dominoes. Dave and Tom over 100 pts and I was close to 100. Pat had an amazing game and I think she wound up with 13 pts. Guess this will be a short one as nothing more I have done today and about the only thing later is one load of clothes, excercises and tv. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
February 27, 2021
02/27/21 Hello my blue eyes adonis. How are you sweet heart. Cannot believe woke a little before 2 pm. No reason for that. Been doing so good with earlier bed and earlier rise. Pat/Tom coming for cards tonight at 7. We normally do dinner when they come and vice versa. But both of them and I are on diets so it works out well this way because different diets. My diet is going really well but I have gained 2 lbs. Suffice it to say I am not happy. Muscle is supposed to be heavier than fat but would I be gettin that much muscle in such a short time? I think its maybe because I eat too late. Early this am Dave said it was snowing but now rain. All done with snow I hope. I barely go out anyway but Dave has to do the snow blowing although he is weird like you and likes it. Remember when I was shovelling the deck and you were snowblowing the sidewalk at our home and you turned the thing a ma jiggy so when you plowed all the snow went up and smacked me in the face? My first instinct was to kill you then thought about how funny I would have thought that was when we were younger so I laughed. Oh how you made us all laugh. Everyone who knew you. But you wouldn't take anything bad either. My soft strong man. I miss you and I love you, every single day. Same as mom. I will write more tomorrow. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo By the way I wrote to you yesterday. I don't know why not posted on here. Sometimes if they don't like what you write they won't post it. I don't swear. I don't insult anyone on here. I write to my late husband as if he were still here and we were sitting at our table talking. Maybe because today is saturday. But I do copy all that they don't put on here. It has been almost 6 years so I find it hard to believe anyone is still even reading my post to you. If they are I doubt they have any problems with what I write. So there you have it. love love love you
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
February 25, 2021
Hi sweet heart. I have been up since 9 am and I love it. I have been trying to be asleep by a certain time and up by 9. Since you have passed (cannot believe almost 6 years) I can not get enough sleep. I am up to the wee hours, sometimes I don't go to bed at all. It can wreck havoc for sure. First of all for 23 years I had the right side but Dave took that side. Second its just not the same. 23 years of lying beside the same person is a wonderful and special thing. And moving from our home of 16 years may have been part of the lack of sleep. I love our house. Very much. I wish you were here. You would love it. Selling sometime though. Poor Wayne and wife given 1 1/2 months to move. She was there 29 years and he for 20. They have been looking every single day but the market is brutal. Soon as something is listed its gone. Many times there is a bidding war. They have to move this w/e. So they are putting all in storage and moving to a motel. So wrong. He is such a hard worker, they are both good people. And all those years. But the son of owner had to sell his house so he is moving in. My guess is the covid has made finances bad. Its sad all around because he is actually a good guy too. But I believe in God so I pray that they find something soon and something even better than what they have. Tomorrow meeting Tammie for breakfast. Today is day 3 for wt watchers. Today have big omelet. Egg beaters with mushrooms and a piece of cheese. For dinner I am making Dave meatloaf with beef and meatloaf with ground chicken or turkey (can't remember what I took out) for me. Dave will have a can of veggies, I will have a salad. I did not make the doing all 3 excersize machines yesterday. did 2 then fell asleep. today have done 35 minutes on bike. after dinner will do one of the others then give Saint Nick a bath then do the other bike. Yesterday was official day will all the new meds for diabetes. My sugar level was amazing. Todays been amazing as well. I hope to someday lose enough weight to no longer need any diabetic meds like years ago. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I love you and I miss you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69... Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
February 24, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Its wednesday but no Wayne. Its all good. Had to do something else. Also same thing with Willie this sat so we are postponing poker to the next saturday. Pat/Tom had their covid vaccine and feel good. We have ours next friday. Today will be my first day of excercising on my 3 new excersice equipment. New to me. All bought used but all in great shape. Today is day 2 of wt watchers. So far today I have an ometet with 2 pts and c milk for 4 points. Then I made up big casserole of shep pie. Was able to made one bowl for me for supper and freeze up 5 more. 1 1/2 cups. Really good. later when i feel hungry again I will either have one of the salads I make in advance or oatmeal. I printed off zero points food list for Dave and I. Maybe we'll do something with Pat/Tom this sat night. Here or their place. Friday going with my friend Tammie for brunch at little Miss Sophies. You met her a long time ago so maybe you don't remember her. This is hw the excersize will go for now. 10 on ab roller, 20 on rowing machine and 30 and bike. So just another day in the life and Dave and I. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
February 23, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Woke late today. Was up late last night. Dave had his cardio appt and all went great. So 2 dotors told him they think he has congestive heart failure. Not good. Cardiologist says he doesn't. Number one, very happy they were wrong but number 2 is really? They have any idea how worried we were and as well as that there is co payments for both of those doctors. But you have to listen to them. Even if not perfect. At first doctors I had mentioned maybe COPD but doc said no. Cardio said his lungs are in good shape but air may not be getting to it as well as it could. Partly being the weight gain. He is trying to lose weight and so far so good but it won't last because he is not on a weight program that he can stay on. Breakfast is grapes and bagel. Later bagel. Dinner then maybe another bagel. During the day he drinks water at night beer. I started weight watchers yesterday. Sure miss you doing the cooking and all the measuring when I was on it before. You spoiled me. Picked up all the new meds today. First it was one insulin for $2000 the with discount med card down tto $1900. I brought in my medicare card and she said no this is what it is. I said I can't do that. She said let me look just to be sure. It was $70. All together (6) total was $96. Hugh sigh. Maybe I can do what I did last time on wt watchers. Lose enough weight for no more diabetes. Can you see big Ed? If so wadda think of him? Almost 200 lbs lost. So thin. Hope he stops soon. And Debbie lost over 100 so far. So proud of them. So there my love, I am off to work more on meals for the wt watchers for 2 weeks. Tonight I had talapia and salad. Later will oatmeal. Drinking 64 oz of water a day. Its v8 tropical splash. So good. I will write more sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
February 21, 2021
Hi sweet haert. Woke pretty late today and that was after sleeping alot of hours. Feel great. Made lunch for Dave and I. Washed the dishes downstairs. Packed up a few more bins. I am about ready to do some exercises then maybe a jet bath. Going to miss being able to do that when we move. The diabetic doc put me on new meds. Dave went to pick them up today. He called. One of the meds is $2,200. Told him to tell them to hold off until I call the doctor tomorrow. Thats just not feasible. Going to call Pharmacy first to make sure they know I am on medicare and have prescription coverage. In the meantime sweet heart, I miss you, I love you and I will write more tomorrow. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo

Nancy Bryant
Spouse
February 19, 2021
Hi sweet heart. It is 3:59 am. No sleep yet. The day was crazy. Dave has been having breathing problems for a long time. But its getting worse and worse. Even as he tries to lie down to sleep. I talked him into going to walk in clinic. I couldn't go because only patient can go in. Couple hours later he called. The doc there heard irregular heartbeat and a little water around the heart. Last week our doc told Dave he'd like him to see cardiologist which he will see next week. Some concern about CHF. Doc at walk in called Daves doc and they both felt Dave needed to go to the emer room and walk in doc called ahead to let Emer room doc know I'd be bringing him in. After all the test emer room doc does not think it is CHF. Thank you God. He recommends he still follow up with cardiologist doc next week but in the meantime he thinks a steroid (i assumer prednisone} and inhaler. How sweet would that be? So that was the day. Cool as well is I talked with Jen for an hour and Tiffany for an hour. Always love talking with the girls. PC and family in Orlando doing parks there. They are going to try to hook up with Tif and family sunday before they head back home. The covid numbers are falling pretty much daily and how wonderful is that? they are asking for another couple months at least to keep the same guidelines going for mask and 6 ft apart. To give more people the opportunity to get their 2 vaccinations. Dave and I get our first March something. I have it written down. And I was told that when we get the 1st shot they give you your date and time for the 2nd which is 2 weeks later. Been packing up more and more but it feels like I am getting nowhere. Dave hasn't helped me. I am doing a room at a time. Dividing keeping and yardsale. Tif said that the yardsale they had paid for their entire moving to florida. I am going to fold the load in dryer and put the load in washer in the dryer then try for sleep. I miss you Jef. And I know that I miss days here and there. And I honestly hate that. I never want to let you down. I never want you to wonder if I still love you. But I also know how understanding you are. I will promise you this, I will always love you, I will always miss you. You will always be my soul mate and My Jef. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
February 16, 2021
Good morning sweet heart. I fell asleep about an hour after dinner and woke at 3:30 this morning. So I have been cleaning out shelves and soon going to run a jet tub with plenty of hot water. We are not going anywhere today. Only getting small amount of snow but got freezing rain and maybe more of that so the roads should be nasty to drive on. We were going to shoot for the Red Jacket next week but thats NH vaca week for kids. This week is ME vaca week. Talked to Tif yesterday, where they live the kids get only get one spring vaca week and she thinks that is march. So we may go down at that time. I have been a packing fool. But yet there is so much more. 8 rooms and 2 garages means big time yard sale, throw out or keep. Since being diagnosed with dementia I have changed many things I can eat. So today I cleaned out one cupboard and I hope to later clean out 4 more and bring all unopened packages and cans to the food pantry. I am off to start the jet tub. I will write more tomorrow. By the way, did you see uncle pop for his birthday? And mom has been in heaven on the 8th for 9 years already. You are coming up on 6. Its amazing how the heart hurts because all these years I miss you both. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
February 14, 2021
HAPPY VALENTINES TO MY LOVE, MY FIT, MY SOUL MATE. ONE WEEK FROM TODAY IS THE 21ST. AND THAT WOULD BE OUR FIRST DATE WHICH WOULD BE 29 YEARS AGO. 1992 SO OUR FIRST VALENTINES DATE WOULD HAVE BEEN 28 YEARS AGO 1993 YOU PASSED IN 2015 SO WE HAD 23 VALENTINES DAYS. I WISH I COULD SAY WE STILL HAD THEM BUT IN YOUR HEART AND IN MY HEART WE ALWAYS WILL. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
MTY, LTT. FOREVER AND 69...YOUR "REGGIE" XOXO
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
February 14, 2021
Hi sweet heart. I wrote yesterday but I don't see it. But its also sunday so that may be why. Anyhoo we are leaving in 5 minutes for the hotel in Portland. Before then have to stop by big lots as found out they have fire logs and I have 2 gift cards. Then walmart for dog rolls and me to buy Dave a card the finally wala picking up the lobster meat. Ordered 1 1/2 lbs but may get 2 lbs. Have to see how much meat in 1 1/2 lbs. Dave can't believe how full the suitcase is for one night. I don't think men get it. You didn't either. We have to pack like that. Better to bring and not need than get there with something you need but don't have. Do you recall our honemoon? You packed for you and I for me. Got to North Conway and you didn't bring any clothes? LOL nut. I took over packing after that. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
February 13, 2021
Hi sweet heart. I just noticed that I missed yesterday. I'm sorry. Today going to be boring. Sometimes thats not a bad idea. I do hope to pack more or at least get the rest of whats in the upstairs office finished. In a couple minutes heading upstairs to start the crockpot. Making chicken and bisguits. So good. Dave loves it. Then tonight I will pack us up for trip to Portland tomorrow for valentines day. You will always be my valentine. I hope that the way I see Heaven is at least close to what its like. I hope that you have family and friends around you. Nothing but sunshine and can see happiness only when looking down at everyone. Dave got results from doc yesterday. One test seemed like may have CHF. so they are making him an appointment with a cardiologist. We don't have to leave here tomorrow until around 1:30. Hoping we can find some lobster and buy enough for lobster rolls in the room. Dave will bring his snacks and I will bring a salad and oatmeal. Then the hot tub. we probably won't go in the pool. Pools are always cold. And that my deer is all she wrote (another My Jef saying). Oh yeah I woke to a call from PC. Nothing better than hearing your child first thing in the morning. Tomorrow they leave their house at 3 am. Flight to Orlando. Praying they be safe. She being an RN knows how to be safe and keep the rest safe so not too worried about that. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
February 11, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Wish you could tell me when I ask how you are. How amazing that would be. Yesterday Dave and I once again went to Little Miss Sophies. And again it was perfect. Wayne came over last night but they stayed upstairs because I didn't feel well and wanted to stay on the couch. We ordered parm chicken wings from Dominoes. Holy cow how good they were. Dave had a great day with the King games. He won 2 out of 3 that we played. Today @ 8 am had to drop St Nick off at the vets. He has been on insulin for a week now so they want to do blood work to see where numbers are. He is such a great boy. Takes his shots x 2 a day and doesn't fight it. Making breakfast for supper for Dave and BLT's the L for me. For the 1st time, today I did 20 minutes straight on the rowing machine. When Dave takes his afternoon nap I plan to do 30 on the stationary bike. Outside of these wild and crazy (not) things planned for today nothing else. We have no plans for the week end either except for maybe going away sunday night. I will write more tomorrow. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
February 10, 2021
Hi sweet heart. What a bad night sleep. Fell asleep about 11 then woke at 1:30 am and have not been able to go back to sleep. Going to be a long day. No plans for today except more packing. Seems like forever just getting that done. And I haven't emptied even one room yet. I am going to ask Dave to paint the two cement floors in the basement soon. Maybe when a little warmer. He can't really say much being I have been asking him for a couple years. Everyone always said you were the number one procrastinator. Remember that? And how you'd laugh? Dave being your brother from another mother and you very best friend you taught the grasshopper very well. It does need to be done so when its time we can sell the house. The numbers of deaths and cases are going down. Absolutely love it. Love all those responsible for the vaccine. The man hours alone must have been exhausting. But the vaccine seems to be working. We go in March. And now when you get your first vaccine they already have an appointment for your second round. Wayne should be over tonight. Valentines day is sunday. I really don't like valentines day. Not since being a kid. Its easy for a man, flowers, candy, jewelry, night away. For women what do they buy their man? A truck, tools. lol Jen and PC gave me a gift card for hotels.com. Maybe we will use that and go up to the hotel we like in Portland. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. As any holiday that is special its getting harder and harder as Feb 14th is getting closer. I miss you every single day and every single waking moment but some days are harder. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
February 8, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Last night was the super bowl. Buccaneers (Brady and The Gronk are on the Buccaneers now) and Kansas City. Bronx won by quite a bit. Wayne came over. We have meatballs going and then we all pitched in on 2 large pizzas. None of us won any squares. I was close, Wayne was close. A woman won we never heard of, Bob B's lady won and a friend of Bob B's won twice. I don't believe in all the years playing I have ever won but its fun. Its pure luck because you fill in the blanks you want then later someone pulls out all the numbers. We'll play again next year. Seems like this season was the fastest that I can ever remember.
Dave went to bed and I layed down. And I was out. Woke this morning not feeling well. Like a head cold. So Dave offered to go to the grocery store and the post office. We played Kings and I won. Now he is off and shopping and I am writing you. Just did my bills, aol, and facebook. Ordered a Christmas gift for Pat. I am really cold so time to put the heater on and a bathrobe. If I feel better I want to get some more packing done. Tonight fish and cot ch for me and Dave doing dogs. Should say Dave and Maezie haha. So there you have it my sweet. Boring day. Tomorrow supposed to get snow and I don't remember what Dave said but another day this week too. It snowed for hours yesterday and Dave said only amounted to an inch or so. weird. but he went out and cleaned up. he is weird like you. he likes to snow blow. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie"
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
February 7, 2021
Good morning sweet heart. I have been up since 7:30 am. I fed and watered the cats, did the dishes and started to go through more stuff downstairs to keep, throw away or put in yard sale. Then I went and did more research on dementia. Typed up Bad brain health activity things, good foods to help dementia and bad foods. I have been trying to find crock pot recipes for good recipes for dementia patients. I don't know if I told you already or not. Doc told Dave and I last week he needs to go with me when I drive and someday I won't be able to drive. It is scarey of course but I am doing all I can to fight it. Lot of fun last night with Pat and Tom here. We played the new brain game we bought. Pat won with all cards, tom had one card, dave had one card and I had zero. Then we played golf (card game) that Dave loves. I won that game. Thats rare for me to win that game. Tonight we are having Wayne here for the super bowl. Cannot wait to have our normal group here for the super bowl but not with covid. We don't do gatherings anymore. Not worth getting or giving anyone the virus. But this summer while camping we will be able to do that. with the 6 feet distance. Outside so no mask. I do miss the hugs, the gatherings etc. Pat just told us last night 2 in family have the virus now but I won't say who. So we personally have know 7 that have had it and 4 of them passed. The shots have been flying out. After you get it I think? its 2 weeks later for shot number 2. Seems like good results so far. It has taken God only knows how many doctors and scientist and hours to find a shot for the virus. How great is our country to work so hard to save so many? Right now in NH the hospitalizations and the positives are dropping. Wonderful sign. We got this. It just a matter of more time, wearing your mask, avoid and or don't plan gatherings where you can't keep the distance unlee mask are mandatory. I'm thinking next week of each day do a couple hours to pack more. Right now sellers are kicking butt selling homes but homes and apartments are almost nil to finding. So, kid, I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
February 6, 2021
Good morning sweet heart. I have been awake a couple hours and have done nothing but feed the furry family. Its almost 11:30 and Dave is still asleep. I will wake him at noon. He has to go pick up football grid from Bob and a couple things around here. I am only sweeping today and doing the dishes. I have been very out straight last few days with packing, moving bins and boxes, sorting etc that its gotten to my back. Getting old does give you some benefits but some stuff i hate lol. Pat/Tom coming for dinner, cards and or board games tonight. Tomorrow Super Bowl and Wayne is coming over. Guess not alot to write about today. But I will write more tomorrow. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
February 5, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Boy or boy. Were it not for covid I would be making appt for complete body massage. For two days I have been packing the storage room to bring everything up to the office. I want to make it so that everything downstairs will be upstairs except furniture so whoever can help up won't have to go up and down all the stairs for all the boxes and bins. Plus bottling up salads for lily (guinea pig) and myself. I have a ham in the crock pot going. Yesterday dave went for his echo cardio but it was today so that is where he is now. Got in orders today from Walmart and LTD commodiites. More brain games books for me and 4 water bottles. And walmart huge over size cookie sheets. The one we have is peeling. Still waiting for the slippers I ordered for Dave but they won't be in until next thursdat. Tomorrow Pat/Tom coming for dinner and cards or games. I am making baked mac and cheese and chops. Sunday Wayne coming to watch the super bowl. Not making much because its after supper but making meatballs, picked up kielbasa, olives and cookies, Met with Joanne, jen and sandy yesterday at Little Miss Sophies. I wish all restaurants knew how to make breakfast. Amazing. I have not done any work out machines because I really have been pretty much out straight around here. I may do some tonight. And there you go folks Da Da. I miss you and I love you so much sweet heart. I can't ever find the words to say just how much. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
February 2, 2021
Oh sweet heart, I am so so sorry its been a few days. No excuse, just reasons. I do need you to understand though that no matter if I write or not you are always in my heart and in my thoughts every single day and night. You were my true fit, my friend, boyfriend, lover, husband and soul mate. I have been busy. We bought through online and craigs list a rowing machine, a ab roller and a stationary bike. So theres been all the moving around to find the places to put them. I have been doing all I can to continue to learn more about dementia. I have been doing sudoku, crosswords, search a word etc...I have been drinking 32 oz water a day and today was the first day i was able to drink 64 oz. I do 2 10 minutes on the bike, also the same on the rower. On the ab roller I can only do 2 5 minutes. Really hurts my back. We were supposed to get 10-18 inches snow yesterday/today. Thankfully that didn't happen. I don't know what we got for sure but Dave thinks at least 10 but said with all the wind its a little hard to tell. Ed and Jens new friend DJ and his son brought up the eliptical we got from Jen, I don't like it so she is going to take it back. And they also brought up to recliner we had downstairs which Dave brought to the dump monday. Then they brought down all 3 new machines for me. Thank God for Jens friend and Ed. We need sons or son in laws. Too late for sons but we do have 2 son in laws. One in Florida and one 1 hr 45 mins away. God knows what we are going to do when we have to move out of a 2 car garage and a 8 room, 3 bathroom house. Probably hire a moving company. Pat/Tom coming this saturday. I am making a dinner but not sure what yet. Dave wants baked mac and cheese so maybe that with ribs or chops. Then cards or I have 2 new board games. One is good for the mind but sounds hard. Tomorrow Dave is meeting Tom in Home Depot in somersworth where he and Pat bought new counter tops. Using Daves truck. Dave is doing the cat boxes, and the guinea and bird cages. Does every tuesday. When he goes to bed I will finish my work out, watch some tv and hit the hay. I hope. I will write more tomorrow sweet hearr. I miss you and I love you. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
January 29, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Dave and I had our appointments with doctor today. I had a good visit. Doctor proud of all I am doing to help slow the progressing of dementia. Told him bought alypitacal machine (bet thats not spelled right), bought an ab roller (that is still upstairs because its awkward, not very heavy but we both don't have the best of balance. And tomorrow we meet a woman in Wells ME for a staionary bike. Excersize is good for dementia. Told him I found a diet fruit juice. The other juices I tried made sugar sky high. Told him eating more fish, chicken and turkey. Then it was Daves turn. For most of last year Dave will just start sweating like crazy. Even sitting an playing cards. And over last 3-4 months breathing bad. Did an EKG in the office and it was compared to one he had few years ago and nothing changed so thats wonderful. Sent him straight to Frisbee for blood work. They want to do an echo cardiogram but that is something the doctors office has to get permission for insurance company. He goes back to see doc in 2 weeks. I do not have to go back for 3 months. He told Dave and I that I should have someone with me when I drive and that someday I won't be able to drive. I plan on showing him whats what lol. I know there is no cure but I am fighting this. I have my moms strength. I told him of the crafts things I have to keep the mind going. I told him of all the books (more like magazines) like crosswrods, search a word, puzzles, sudoku. I love you so much and I miss you so much and I truly hope that you know when it is my time I will love being with you and every one else but for now I want to stay here, hang with Dave, the adult kids, the grandkids and keep getting into mischief. So as you would say There you have it. I will write more tomorrow. mty, ltt Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
January 27, 2021
Hi sweet heart. I am sorry I did not write yesterday. I had to have my MRI at 9:15. 40 minutes before I took 2 of sedatives doc gave me then 15 minutes before I took a 3rd. I wore 2 mask over my eyes. Silicone ear plugs in my ears and the 3 pills. They were able to put head sets on me. I still felt good. Then they pushed me inside the tube. and oh no wuhwuhwuh. I started raising my voice and telling them to get me out. And they did. Hard time getting heart beat to slow and hard to get breathing back. We left and went to have breakfast of which I forgot we did til Dave said we did today but he said I kept falling asleep. Came home and that was that. Probably around 11 am and slept until 9 this am. Feel great though. I called the doctors office, he is off today but the nurse was going to send him a note asking if I can have a sedative shot next time. I feel like a failure but its not something I didn't do everything I could do. Just way to closed in an claustraphobic. Today we are waiting for ADT to show up. noon to 5. long wait. I just called them though and the technician is in route. Yesterday Saint Nicks insulin came in. Now we need to have a lesson how to give it to him. Ed said outside of ear. Oh my poor baby. Thats going to hurt him. I wish I could take his pain. Ed says put something yummy like cheese or piece of dog and while he is eating do it then. PC may be coming to visit tomorrow. Jen still in pain from the tonsils out. Oops, bell just rang. Gotta go. I miss you and I love you Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
January 24, 2021
Hi sweet heart. I started to write to you then I think I hit something on the keyboard because everything was gone. I was saying that for 3-4 days now I have made sure I do not sleep in the evening. I try for bed around mid-night and sleep until 8-9. I think tomorrow I am going to bring all the Christmas bins and start packing the stuff away for another year. Not a lot to talk about. No plans to do any thing. Tuesday is the MRI. I am going to wear one of my mouth/nose mask over my eyes, i have a presciption for sedative, and I bought silicone ear plugs. Here's to me being able to do it. Good thing its my head so I won't have to have most of my body in the tunnel. I am going to write more tomorrow. I miss you and I love you, and I always will. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxox Oh, Dave just said to tell you hi
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
January 22, 2021
Good morning sweet heart. Good nights sleep last night so was able to get up at 8. Have things to do today. Get the old smoking room redone and make room for the ellipical, meeting 3 of my friends for lunch, heading to Kay Jewelers to get rings cleaned. Part of the warrantee on them is I need to bring in twice a year, july and jan. Then stopping by Tweesa's to pay her and Jay for watching Maezie for a night. Still want to go away this saturday but decided to wait until Alyssa can go. She is with dad this week end. Jen had tonsil, adnoids out yesterday. Sore throat but it went well. Just when numbers drop they will go up again. Today anyone over 65 can get the vaccination but we want to wait until all front liners and elderly get theirs or at least alot more. We'll just continue what we are doing to keep safe. I was awake but hoping to go back to sleep when Saint Nick came up and layed down on my hip. I so love my furry family. Thank fully you and Dave are animal lovers. Dave and I have gained way too much. I would like to go back on weight watchers. So trying to get him on board. It will definitely not be easy with all the cooking and measuring and weighing. You did all of that for me when I was on it years ago. Dave after 4 years still can't take a picture haha. We all have our strength and weaknesses so its all good. I don't know if I told you yesterday but I finally got the call for MRI. Next week. Brain MRI. Doc says he just wants to rule out a past stroke but he is pretty sure I didn't have one. Its funny, and good, because every single day I miss you and mom. Every single day I want you both with me. But I also know that things are good. Friends, family, Dave, furry babies. I just wish I had all the plus you two. Been since last valentines day for the Legion to have dances. Daniels closed because of covid and finally decided to retire. No where is there dancing. How I miss that. Oh how much you and I danced. And Dave and I went almost every friday night. One day we'll be able to again but I don't have a clue where. I hate to go but I have so much to do and I don't want to but I have to. Lazy part of me. Can you please tell all that I love them and miss them. I hope that you are able to see Uncle Pop, Chrome dome and your mom. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
January 21, 2021
Good morning sweet heart. Many times its easy writing to you because I have things to tell you. Then there are days like today that not much to say. Wayne didn't make it over last night. I was tired and fell asleep early and slept until 6 this morning so got good sleep. Dave is still sleeping and its 11 am. No need to wake him. Have nothing to do today. Jen is selling us her elliptical and Jon is bringing it here. So when Dave does get up and has some "me" time I am going to ask him to get rid of a shelving stand, move over the recliner and the wood stand so I can put in in that space. First I have to figure out where I can put all the stuff on both shelves so we can move them. Oy Vay. I saw in Fosters that Dover has a plan for waterfront in Dover. Picture looks great. lunch with the girls tomorrow. Outside of that Dave may take me to lunch or dinner this w/e. Have finally gotten call from Doctors office, diabetic specailist. For next month. Doctors offices are another group I feel bad for. Loss of staff makes it harder to get people in as quick as they used to. Still waiting for something from our doctors office with MRI appointment. I am still trying to do more to help slow down my dementia. I just ordered brain games books and one brain game board game. Still trying to think of more foods I want to google to see if on or not. I just started drinking a cranberry/mango drink and OMG so good. I think? its 8 sugars in entire bottle. Definitely buying more. Dave is tired alot. Glad we each go in for our doctors appointment end of the month. We have same doctor so we can go in together. And diabetic doctor lets others in when they see a patient so glad for that as well. So is that it? Have I gotten to the age where its about doc appointments? haha. Just not much going on right now. Anyhoo, guess what? I bet you havent heard this before haha. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" I think if that last line starting with mty, ltt would be a cool tattoo but way too much and way too painful. You were there for 3 of my 5. 4th and 5th were you date of birth and last was a sign for mothers/daughters do together. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. BTW we have a new president and vice president. President Biden and VP Kamala Harris. I'm back. Got call from docs office. MRI next week. I was already panicking before hung up. Thank fully he gave me a calm down pill for 45 minutes before and another for right before. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
January 20, 2021
Good morning sweet heart. Yesterday was so good. Because I went with Dave to do a ton of errands. Really good to get out. Today is the official inauguration of the new president. Joe Biden. You probably remember him. He did 8 years with Obama as VP. He is pushing for a large amount of money. To help with the Covid Virus, Unemployed and stimulus checks. They have been giving out shots for the virus. Started out with front line people, then elderly in assisted living homes. Now they start in 2 days for 65 and older. Dave and I won't be getting ours. Not until they have gotten all the front liners and assited living taken care of. Wayne will be here tonight. This week end is the last play off games. 4 teams, 2 will go to the Super Bowl. What a fast NFL season. Artie did the super bowl squares. Dave and I each picked 4 squares. I have not been lucky with that. I may have won one time. I ran into an old Daniels friend at Walmart yesterday. So good to see. We had a ton of fridays dancing. I am going to try to see if Sandy and Joanne want to do Windjammers next week and the four of us get together. Guess not much more to say except that I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
January 17, 2021
Good morning sweet heart. Last night we had our poker game. I lost $13. Dave had a good night. As always fun. Forgot to make the salad so I had to eat meatballs and red meat is not good. But they sure as all get out tasted so good. It was over a little before midnihgt. Dave went right to bed and I was up about an hour doing a little clean up from the game. I slept until 5ish this morning and feel wide awake so for last 4 + hours I have fed all the animals, washed dishes, cleaned up everything from the poker party, watched tv and wish I could get a little more sleep. I will try a nap when Dave takes his. Ribs and salad for dinner. we are not going anywhere, we are not getting out of pj's. Dave will probably watch a game or two. Well Mr. France, blonde adonis I will write more tomorrow. Please, can you tell mom and all others that I miss them and I love them? mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxox
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
January 16, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Another day. Last night we play cards (golf) that Tom won. And dominoes that Pat won. Tom made me shepards pie and Dave spaghettie. I made a pan of lasagna for them. I have to say they are my favorite couple. Tonight is our poker game. I have to start getting everything together soon. Dave is going to get the chicken wings in over and meatballs in crock pot. I'm going to get all the other stuff done. Its always alot of fun and love that its all family. Tomorrow is a day of nothing. Football pools today and tomorrow. That had to have been the quickest 17 weeks. But we are getting closer to camp season. Dad brought the car we obtained last fall to a cosignment place. The man says should be able to sell within a month. Soon to be President Biden is pushing for a big money. For stimulus, Covid, Unemployment. He and President Trump wanted stimulus for $200 but were shot down and we all got $600. Now here's hoping we get the other $1,400. Going right into savings. Last 2 stimulus went into Daves truck. You know sweet heart, every single day I miss you and mom. Every single day I wish you were both still here with me. Its still hard. I miss my best friend, my soul mate, my husband. I am so blessed to be loved by Dave and I also love him. We will be doing a yard sale in march and may/june start looking for another home. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
January 14, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Had a great night sleep last night so good that I got up early today. Been puttering around getting the little things done. Dave just brought the car that I had co-signed for and wound up having to pay over 12 grand because you know who didn't make the payments and it was re-poe'd. He brought it to a consignment place. We want $8,000. Here's hoping. Then this spring we'll sell the camper for a smaller one. Not the seasonal. And 50/50 on if we will sell the boat. I have wanted a boat for so long and we finally got one. Put $3,600 in it. But I was scared when we went out on it. I have done so much reading on dementia and maybe thats what was going on. They voted for Trump to be impeached and voted yes. In the history he is the only president who has been impeached twice. FBI still saying there is trouble coming. I say, let him go in peace. Ring in the new President and start over. We have the covid virus. Thats bad enough. Lets bring the citizens back together. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
January 9, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Funny story. Going on 6 tonight Wayne showed up. He thought tonight was a poker night. But it turned out great because there were 3 play off games and he stayed and watched with us. I kicked them upstairs for the 3rd game. I like football but not that much. 2 games was a game too much haha. Didn't do much today. A little cleaning, a soak in the jet tub, and laundry. Dave and I played kings. When 3rd game over we are going to play another. Ed told me that their insulin for their cat in only $50 something. So I am going to check into that. If that is the case I will order through them. I am going to go. Sorry so quick. I will write more tomorrow. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
January 9, 2021
Hi sweet heart. How is my love? It shows that its been 5 days since I have posted on here. But no, I have to go back and save all post because they can not post what I write to you. I talk to my husband who has passed. I never put last names, I never swear. Its just me talking to you. Anyway I will continue writing to you. Doing nothing today but cleaning. 3 days ago met Joanne and Sandy for lunch. 2 days ago Tammie came here and we played cribbage. We word mask though. That was a blast. From the protesting at the White house there were 5 deaths. 1 woman and one police officer. the other 3 were medical emergencies. They are trying to either impeach Trump or Go with the 25th ammendment. Trump is also seeking advice on if he can pardon himself. Sad that it has come to this. But he has said that he will leave the White House for the 20th of Jan so Biden/Harris can go in. Last night Dave and I went to Pizza Hut. Didn't go great but it was good in the end. Bob B did his poker pools and we went there to pay up and it was a nice visit. Artie is doing the superbowl pools. Wayne, Dave and I got into that as well. I think? there are 3 games today and the other 3 tomorrow. I don't think I have ever seen 17 weeks go by so fast. Heres hoping that keeps up so summer will be here quick. Going to be busy end of spring, early summer. We are moving and selling house. This house too big now and the stairs are hard on Dave. Want a dbl wide on own property. Camping will open May 1st. And we may drive to Tif's end of June. Had both cats and Maezie at the vet yesterday. REALLY good news. Vet gave us a number to call. This organization will pay for Saint Nicks Insulin. I wish you could see him sweet heart. He is still skinny but not so much. Has gained 8 + lbs. Can't get him to groomer until his cold goes away. I get that, especially in the winter. Maezie got shots yesterday, eyes stained (I don't know what that means but her eyes leak so they were looking for any irritation in her eyes. She starts eye drops today. I start today as well getting her resting respirations. They are thinking that she may have a heart murmur left side. I will get her blood work info today or monday. Between cats and dog the total yesterday was $459 and before that we paid out $535. That's alot but not for family and they are our family. Eventually it will go back to just once a year physicals. And we got the stimulus checks so there is always a silver lining. If Maezie needs to have the procedure later it will be estimate of $359 to $447. I am thinking that maybe this w/e we'll take down all Christmas decs except the 2 trees in the living room. Dave doesn't want them down. That't ok. kind of pretty anyway. Remember how Tabitha loves the Meow soft food and her favorite ws whitefish? Saint Nick hates it. We may play cards at Pat/Toms house next friday. We are having poker here next saturday. I am sitting here writing to you and there is an ad for sneakers. and I love them. Probably going to order. So far now sweetheart I will copy and past this to the document I used to copy and past in case they don't wind up in here. And I will write to you tomorrow. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
January 4, 2021
Hi sweet heart. Haven't done much today. Beat Dave at two games of Kings. He is napping now. I am doing laundry. Going to join a couple play off pools. Dave got the estimate of the truck. $750 plus. There goes more than one of our stimulus checks but the silver lining is that we did get the stimulus checks. the other is going towards Saint Nicks Vet bills. Wish we could have kept the checks but have to also be grateful we got them so we could use for outside stuff not expected right? Joanne called me yesterday. wanted to know if wanted to meet for lunch wed. Then I called Sandy and asked her if she wanted to go so the 3 of us are going to Windjammers. They are really nice staff and food thats the best. On the new dememtia food/drink list now. I hope my doctor will set me up with a nutritionist because 10 things you can eat and 5 you can't eat? Nah, there has to be much more. Tammie private messaged me today. Asked if I wanted to play cribbage on her new board her son made for her. So we will be doing that thursday but we'll be waring mask. And so far so good that Wayne is still coming wednesday like the normal. He won week 17. Creep haha. We really don't care. We love him and can't wait to see him each week. Have to figure out when to do our monthly poker game as well. So here is a SHOCKER for you. You know just how much one pill would be too many. How I would rather 100 needles than one pill? well for a long time on 3 meds. Yay to me. But now as of today I am also taking 4 vitamins recommended for dementia. 3 are ok but 1, holy cow. really big. So of course I choked but it went down. Man or man I hate pills. I had ordered 2 ornaments special. One for PC and one for us. One came broken so we'll send that back and the other will go to PC. I will write mroe tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
January 1, 2021
Happy New Years sweet heart. We had both Alyssa's here last night. We are taking them home for 5 and Jen is making steak and baked mac and cheese. Then playing that game where you wear mouth pieces and try to get someoe to guess what you are saying. It is truly hilarious. Things are good sweet heart. I do need to talk to you about something that I am keeping close. Only 2 friends, the adult kids and Pat/Tom know for now so I am praying if anyone does see this they keep to themselves. I will always love you so I will always talk to you like you are sitting across from the table. I was just diagnosed with early Dementia. Don't you worry sweet heart. I am doing a ton of reading. What to not eat and drink and what is good to eat and drink. I have a heck of a first time grocey list going lol. there is no cure but you can combat it for a very long time. you know me. i'll fight this all the way so even though I would really love to see you and be with you it's still going to be years baby. Last night we went to the movies with the 2 girls. we were the only ones there. feel bad for the owners. we went to LaCorona and we were put very separated from others. They are a good resturant and are following guidelines to the T. No plans this week end though. Going to do alot of research for sure. Probably while Dave takes his 2 naps haha. You and he, boy you love your naps. I wish I knew how it was for all of you for Christmas and New Years. I know its souls but can you all still communicate? Can your soul meet their souls and send them love? Well I will know one day. We all will. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I love you and I miss you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxox
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
December 30, 2020
Good morning sweet heart. Are you ready for this? Yesterday People Magazine contacted me for interview about Saint Nick. I was nervous so I hope I did a good job. I kept talking. I did not expect to wake up and see a text asking me to call. I tell you this, not a single reporter from anywhere was anything but nice. They were all nice. People magazing reporter asked me different questions to so that was a little shake up lol. Our mircle baby boy. I also got a message that WMUR wanted to run the story as well. Today sometime we are meeting up with Alyssa and her friend Alyssa who calls Dave and I grammie and grampa. We must be cool (haha) because this is about our Alyssa's 4 friend who wants to call us grammie and grampa. They are coming here tonight and tomorrow night. Then friday we are bringing them home and we are going to play that game you, myself, Pat and Tom played at camp. The one where you put the mouthpiece in your mouth and try to get someone to gues what you are saying. going to be some video taping for sure. Man how we all laughed. And yesterday the article about Saint Nick (aka Benny) was in the USA today paper. I really truly wish Saint Nick knew that he has given smiles to so many people. I have a doc appt tomorrow. Dave won't be able to go in but I am going to see if they will let him. When we have appointments its always together. A member of Deadliest Catch. Picture did not look familiar but thats a show you watched far more than I did. He was only 33 but was on the show couple years before you passed. Sad so young. I have to get in Alyssa's room and get it cleaned. I had taken out her bureau (cloth) for the downstairs bathroom. I through out all the candy wrapping papers she tossed in the drawers (sound familiar) and the other stuff tossed on her bed. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
December 28, 2020
Hi sweet heart. How was your Christmas? Were you able to see family and friends who are there with you? Was it beautiful? Last night we had Christmas PC, Randy, Autumn and our newest H'elia. You'd love her. PC's neice. She got permanent gaurdianship about 3 years ago. She's a cool kid. She and Autumn are two of a kind. Good 2 of a kind. Jen/Alyssa came as well. I think you know? that Jen/Jon not together anymore. But he had Alyssa for a couple nights and she was spoiled. I do love that. PC got me the gift that made me cry. and cry. and cry. Its a small music box. Inside is a message from her. When you wind it up it plays "you are my sunshine" From our wedding sweet heart. I will keep that always. I wore your necklace. They met Saint Nick (used to be Benny). and by the way I received an email from the reporter who did the story in Fosters/Portsmouth about our miracle cats return. Her email told me today that the story just went national. USA today picked up the story. Dave is out getting us a copy. Our miracle is being shared and enjoyed by so many. So he is also a gift of smiles to God knows how many after a year of bad. His first weigh in with me was 3 lbs gained. Weighed him last night and he was 8.6. You can still feel his spine and ribs but so much less now. I finally found wet food he can have with less than 7 carbs. Still searching for affordable insulin. In the meantime we have limited snacks. Still give him a little each day. He loves chicked and burgers for people food. Give him lots of chicken but little beef. Figure red meat not the best for humans so probably not the best for furry babies. Its all in a learning process for Dave and I. He is a weird cat though. He will do dirtys in his litter box but not liquid. So I bought some bed disposable bed pads and put one beside the little box and he goes no problem. lol. I love you so much sweet heart for 28 years. That will NEVER stop nor will I ever stop missing you. I will write more tomorrow. mty, ltt. Foever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
December 26, 2020
OMG sweet heart. I got on here today to find that I had started to send you a post for Christmas yesterday. Not only did I not write but I didn't even shut down obituary at all. I will say that yesterday was a tough day. Slept late like always, up finally to make dinner. Dave and I did not have nice day. I think maybe we were both in our own worlds. He slept late. While I made dinner he took a nap. After dinner he changed the cages and I fell asleep. Our sleeping habits are very bad sweet heart. Most especially since I really messed up this time. We couldn'do Chrimstmas with Pat/Tom and no Christmas with PC and Fam and Jen and Alyssa. We slept to late to call Tif and the twins and just called them about 1/2 hour ago. We really need 2021 to get better. I hope you get this post because I know they won't post post if they think others won't like the post. I just want you to understand that there won't ever be any day that you are not on my mind as well as mom. I did post that I hoped that all of you that we have lost has a wonderful Christmas and how it must be beautiful. Actually I am going to find it now on FB. Here is what I posted on FB yesterday..........MERRY CHRISTMAS to my mom. my dad my brother and My Jef. My grandmothers aunts uncles mom in law uncle pop. You have all been taken and our only solace is knowing you aren't sick or in pain and best of all is being in Jesus and God's arms. I miss you all Christmas in Heaven. how beautiful that must be. I love you so much sweet heart. There will never be anyone that I will love more. Happy 1 day late. Fosters did an amazing job with the story about Saint Nick being our Christmas miracle. Monday I have to make 3 appointments at the vets. Both cats seem to have colds. I have never seen a cat with a cold but I don't want it to get worse. And Maezie sounds like respiratory problems. I think its her weight. I will write more tomorrow. I am hoping I am wrong and I did write you yesterday. Days just blend. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie"
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
December 22, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Well guess who won again in nfl pool? Wayne. And guess how he won? We all had 11 wins so he won by the tie breaker. I had 42, he had 44 and Dave had 49. Total of monday nights game was 44. Went shopping 3 places today. Not bad as far as mobbed. Was concerned the most with Market Basket because of buying last minute for Christmas. But it was good too. Spent a ton of money for normal weekly stuff and then...all the stuff I need for baking and making containers for some people. Tomorrow I make for Pat, Tom, Angela and Big Autumn. They each get one. Then Sat I make up for PC, Randy, Autumn, H'elia, Jen and Alyssa. All of them each get one. and of course for us too. I am really tired. Did a lot of stuff. But good news is Dave does not have to go back to orthopedic. They have done all they can. Sill having a problem with Saint Nick and the cat box. He will use it but just as often he will go beside it. Today I bought the throw away chucks like we had for Uncle Pop. I hope he will use it. If he does for a couple days I will start putting them in little box for a few days then try without. Cats even as kittens know instinctively but I think he had years of outdoors that he just needs a little help. I have to weigh him tomorrow. Hoping he lost another one or two lbs. Still working on finding insulin for him that is the cheapest price. There is only one insulin for people for cats too. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I can't tell you enough how much I miss you and love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo PS. got an email. Portsmouth paper and maybe Fosters will be putting in an article about Saint Nick on Christmas. That will be warming many hearts.
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
December 21, 2020
Hi sweet heart. I went to bed around 5 this morning but could not sleep. It is now 8:07 am. So I did a grocery list, checked bank account and now writing to the man I have loved the most (not counting dad of course). Oh how I miss you. Can't believe that in 4 days it will be Christmas. We are not going to Pat Toms this year. And we are having Christmas with PC and Fam and Jen and Alyssa. The second round of the shots are coming soon or maybe they just got here. Getting sleep now. These will be for the elderly. Anyone 75 and older or older than 75. PC got hers a couple days ago. We had poker last night. I won $7 and Dave lost. Not much though. 2 regulars didn't make it but there is a friend of Willies that has been here a few times and he was able to make it. Right now wayne, dave and I have all the same wins 11 each. Tomorrows game we have the same pick so it will come down to the tie breaker. Wayne and I have 3 games this season where we tied for most wins that week but he won all three tie breakers. I have 42 so I need it that or less as Dave and Wayne have over the number. Guess what I am doing this year? Making brownies and no bake coconut cookies for a few. No plans all week. Going to be hard not being with Pat and Tom. We will video us opening gifts from them. And they will video them opening gifts from us. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you so much and I am already getting sad with Christmas coming. We did Christmas 23 years and this will be our 6th apart. I bet it is gorgeous in Heaven around this time. There won't be any New Years Celebrations either. I hope that people think about the risk and not have any get togethers. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
December 18, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Today was alot of sleeping. I did not wake until 3:45 pm then after supper Dave and I layed down. I just woke couple minutes ago and it is almost mid-night. Just a really lazy day. I don't like it. That means not very productive and now I may be up for the night. Poker tomorrow. Was going to be 4 of 7 now will be 5 of 7. Its going to be so hard this year not being with Pat/Tom, Angela/Autumn. But when we are all going to open our presents we they and us will video do it. Can't remember what its called but I was just taught how to do it so we can all see each other. Actually maybe we will use Dave's phone. That's how we talk to them. We just did earlier to talk to the twins. Today is their 15th birthday. I redid the bathroom yesterday. Its a little too crowded so I need to figure out something else. Tomorrow I shop for food for the poker game. Not going to make as much as normal though. I might make cookies, a pot of meatballs, kielbasa, cheese and call it a day. I found a couple things when I moved stuff around the storage room. 2 for Dave. Tif is on some thing that the usps will show them each day what will be delivered. she saw today that 2 cards were coming. one for each twin but when they got their mail only Trey got hers. So Tif is worried about that. I told her that if Ellie does not get hers in a week to let us know and we'll send her another one and replace the money. I have a box to send them anyway. May have fallen or something. That is what I prefer to think. Saint Nick gained 3 lbs this week. At first it said 9 lbs and I about freaked. That's not good. Then I remembered that I needed to subtract the 6 lbs he weighed when we got him. Sometimes your wife can be a nut. yeah yeah i see your smiling and agreeing. I will write to you tomorrow. When? No clue. but I hope before the game. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
December 17, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Well we certainly are getting alot of snow right now. I think? it may have started in the late night but not sure. Right now Dave is guessing we already have 7-8 inches. Its light so he is going to wait to snow blow when it has died down or stop. Right now he and every one of the furry family are asleep. I left lights off but for one. I got a message today from SPCA. There is a woman with Exeter News that wanted to do an in depth interview about Saint Nick. So i sent her an email and she called shortly later. She is definitely good at her job because she had many questions. Could hear her typing. She was really funny and really nice and loves her own kitties. She said that they are in fosters and portsmouth as well. I can't believe how this wonderful cat came back after 7 years. He is such a loving cat. Of course our big dog Maezie gives clear way to Saint Nick and Saint Nick and Squeaky still hiss. But not as much. He has had 2 vet appointments and lord they are expensive but when he has had all that he needs to get healthier that will slow down. and it will be every 3 weeks for diabetes check and his normal once a year physical like the others have. Did I tell you he is a diabetic so that is our next road to follow. Right now I am on the look out, with no results yet for soft food for him with under 7 carbs a serving. Then have to find the cheapest place for the insulin they want he on then they will do something called the diabetic curve to determine how much he will need a day. As much as for now the cost is tough I really hate that its because he needs it. That makes me sad for him. For whatever he went through all these years. But he is happy. He refuses to sleep in his new bed unless its on the table but last night was the first night he let me put his bed on floor and he slept there. he also laid on me on the couch. I need to find another way though because that is Squeaky and my place and I don't want them to compete. They each deserve their own place with mommy. Last night Wayne was here and of course Saint Nick got his attention. Having a poker game this saturday. Only 4 instead of 7. They started to do vaccine shots for the covid. Front line and eldery. PC sent me a message that she is scheduled to get hers in a few days. we don't know about the future with the shots but we do know that so many people are there for us to protect us and at least they now have a chance. And she being our baby and an RN and an emer room nurse here's praying. So its all good. We stay home alot but still get out once a week. We have fb (I do), the phone and are able to stay in touch with everyone. No Christmas with Pat and Tom this year. But all of us will be videoing each home and opening gifts. And another thing with Saint Nick. Getting tons of good answers on the post SPCA wrote. And some have been sharing the story on their time lines. Its so sweet all their answers and its really nice to see them say how heartwarming it is, how happy the story made them. A true Christmas miracle. So there you have it. Now thats a famous line we've all heard from you. Makes me smile. I will write more tomorrow. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
December 14, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Guess what? Another cool thing happened to us last night. Tweesa called me and told me we are famous (not really). She is in a site that people can go to to get advice on where there are lit up Christmas lights etc and she went on the site yesterday and there our house was. Sadly we did not do the other side yet. One side is all done with all the large blow ups but snow hit before Dave got out there to the other side with all the smaller ones. We have a system. I buy he puts up. I like that system haha. She tagged me in the video so I was also able to share with those on my fb page. Dave has been napping like 3 hours. I hate when he does that. Not because of me, you know very well that if you wanted to nap anytime I was good with that. If you need a nap your body needs it. But when its a long nap I never know when to wake him so he can sleep later tonight. So I think I will wake him around 10, its 9:27 right now PM. I had found an amazing deal at Job lots where Kmart used to be. But big package of batteries for $11.99 but you get a gift card for there for $8 so in the end it cost only $4. I went there again today as I offered if anyone wanted some I'd pick them up. Here is the great part. I went to get some for those who wanted some. They did not have anymore. But what they did have were packages of 24 AA's and also 12 AAA's. For $12.99. And you get that $12.99 back. So I did pay $195.88 for them a well as another coat for a homeless veteran. And in return they gave me back a gift card good for the entire $195.88. Of which I can shop for Christmas stuff this year. We are keeping 3 of the battery packages. 2 for home and 1 for the camper. The other 9 I am just going to give out. Everyone needs batteries. There are truly good things at this time of year and most often unexpected. Especially Saint Nick. I told you we renamed Benny right? In honor of a Christmas miracle. Oh how I wish you were here My Jef. PC/Jen/Randy and the 3 grand daughters will be here for Christmas. Don't know when yet. I am ok with that. Christmas day was a magical day when Christ our Savior was born. And we should not just remember him and celebrate him on his birthday but all days. Making Christmas meal and gifts can be any day. We had our thanksgiving and Christmas with Tif, Omar and the twins couple weeks ago in FL. As far as Pat/Tom, Angela and Autumn we will get together and leave gifts outside then we will all video chat so we can watch each other open our gifts. I am 65 and this Christmas will be my 65th. And every one was celebrated with my brother Tom. I will be honest with you, I hate it, It saddens me. But I am hanging on to faith that next year we'll be together again. Although he is coming the day WMUR will be doing a video chat with me about Saint Nick and our reunion. Not that great with phone or computer stuff. Tomorrow we are bringing Jen one of our trees. We have 6 just for the house. Never mind outside. She has had hers for about 10 years and says it is getting raggy.
I took off all the ornaments thats are the most personal to us and mean the most and I will leave the others for her. Well another long one. Can't believe Christmas will be in 11 days. I miss you My Jef and I love you. mty ltt Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
December 13, 2020
Good morning sweet heart. Pretty laid back night last night. We were doing poker but we cancelled. Maybe next week. Dave has been tired a lot lately so he went up to bed early. Its almost noon and he is still asleep. No plans for today. Will keep eye of all football scores for the week to see which of us won big $10 haha. We have not see Wayne for 4 weeks. Today or tomorrow I am running some things up to Jen/Alyssa. Told them I will drop outside door then call them so we can at least wave. The vaccinations will be in the USA soon. Front line and elderly in homes. Absolutely agree. Thank God to for our daughters sake right? Last time she called she was saying its a nightmare finding beds now. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
December 12, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Guess what? A little while ago WMUR called. What a nice man. He asked for story on Benny (we changed his name to St Nick}. He asked if we can send some pics so I did. He asked if in a couple days they can do a zoom interview. No idea how to do that so we will do it through my phone. Its so wonderful St Nick is getting this attention. All the horror and strife of all this year there is always hope and a chance for a miracle and from all my responses on face book and calls its made many people happy. And a few like us who still can't believe it. Can you see him sweet heart? I don't want to think about what he must have endured. So proud of him. So happy for all of us, He is battered some but so loving. He eats a lot and drinks a lot. We asked vet (appointment was this morning and Dave took him with my list lol} to do everything they think he needs to get healthy. I asked if they can check his teeth because he eats funny. Turns out he had one of the big teeth very loose so they pulled it. I asked if they can test his hearing and sight. They took test and we will have the results emailed to me monday. And they updated him on all shots. What a fighter. And we are fighting for him. So onward we go to other subjects. 13 days to Christmas. Pretty much all of us quarantining. Dave and I are fine but why take risk? We are going to eat out tonight or order in. There are only 2 places still feel comfortable going because they follow ALL rules. Squiggy from Laver and Shirley passed away. 73. Wow, talk about making me feel old. I wrapped the presents to give to everyone at poker game tonight because I am having a hard time walking right now and its alot of work. But very much worth it. So we are hoping next sat. Mailed out birthday cards to the twins. Their birthday is in 5 days. Dave is napping. All 5 of the petting zoo are napping. Oops, take that back. Just heard Henry squeak. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
December 11, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Got a call from SPCA a bit ago. I figured they'd be calling to see how Benny, Now Saint Nick is doing. It was to see if they could get the story about him and put on their website next week. They had taken couple pics when we picked him up and they said they love the one where we were in the car about to leave and Saint Nick was hugging me. They said what I have been saying, with all the sad this year this is a great happy story especially near Christmas. I tell you that he is a great boy. Actually a big boy. He has a lot of bumps and snags in fur but he eats and drinks all the time. Will ask vet to do diabetes test tomorrow at his appt. We can't go in but I am going to ask special permission so he won't be scared. He is always looking for my attention so I think he won't be so scared if I am there. I hope you can see him sweet heart. Remember JoAnn from Danielles? she called and asked if she can drop off a gift for me. I have one for her so I put it in the mailbox. Unreal that Christmas is 2 weeks from today. I bet it so much fun and so beautiful there at Christmas. I am leaving soon. I have a ton of shopping at walmart and market basket. I miss you and I love you. So much. mty, ltt. forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
December 10, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Jef this is going to blow your mind. This is the only miracle I can say I have ever witnessed. Do you remember our cat Benny? Gone about 7 years. We thought she wandered off into the woods where we used to live and we never saw her again? How crushed we were? Dot called yesterday, Benny came to us from when Sarah had to move. Benny had a chip implanted. I don't think you or I knew that. 7 years of not seeing Benny and someone just found her, took her to the emergency vet then off to the SPCA in stratham. This was all told to me yesterday. The SPCA called me this morning and we went to pick him up this afternoon. We already bought him a collar, dishes, food, snacks. I have been hugging and kissing him all day. Right now I have him on a bathrobe and two towels covered with a blanket on the poker room table until he and Squeaky get along better. Not since maybe when you passed have I gotten so many Facebook comments and phone calls. Every one just can't believe it. I say its a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE. how else would you describe it? He is battered, matted hair, some lumps. I gave hi a lukewarm bath today. No cat shampoo yet but we will. I did Dawn. That's supposed to be gentle. And rinsed. Sat we have an appointment with our vet. People keep telling me to contact Fosters about the story. I'd like to very much. Its such a wonderful story. A story during a time of all the sorrow around us. And a Christmas story. But I have no idea how to go about that. Since Benny doesn't know his name anymore, poor little man had no one for 7 years and I think of all the weather, all the obstacles, searching for food and water and he made it. We have named him "Saint Nick", And he is back with me. Twice in the car I sang "hush little baby don't you cry" to him and both times he fell asleep. I have sad feelings just thinking bout all those years without him and him without us and here is a miracle and we are together again. Its crazy but good crazy. The people at the SPCA asked if they could video tape me and Benny aka Saint Nick our new name for him. Well on and on I go about this. Its just a miracle and man you wouldn't believe all the nice things being said about Saint Nick and congrats to me. All day long and night my chest has felt weird. Mixture of sad and mostly happy. I will be giving that little guy the best life that I can. I promised him he will never go without food and water again. I promised him we will always take care of him and he will always be safe. Oh Jef, I am so happy. How I wish you were here in the reunion at the SPCA. I think I am going stop here. Go give him a hug and a kiss good night. I've already done that numerous times lol. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
December 8, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Slow day. Woke, played cards, talked to Darlene. Do you remember her and Carl? She sounds wonderful but Carl wasn't home. Dave told her to tell him that he and I were fishing off Tifs dock thanksgiving eve. Oh, Dave just came down. Putting a new dowel (spelling}? in book case in basement. He will probably nap before supper. And maybe after. Trust me its boring. Our youngest girl is being tested today. Scratchy throat and low grade fever. Over a week ago her friend stayed the night. And in the night woke not feeling well. Next day mom took for test and she is positives. Hate this virus but in kids its the worse. I am through will all but 1 Christmas card. They sold their house last year and I do not have their upgraded address. Post office for stamps then walmart for pick up Christmas order then a little food. Mask and sanitizer. Always. And some places don't wipe down the part you use hands to push carts so we always have wipes. Jef, can you tell everyone I said hi and that I miss them. I miss you and mom the most but I miss so many others as well. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie"...
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
December 7, 2020
Hi sweet heart. I wish you could answer me. Especially with a hug and kiss. Wayne won this weeks football. And we still have games tonight and tomorrow night. But we have the same picks for those games. Alyssa is going to be tested tomorrow. She seems to feel ok but she has a low grade fever and scratchy throat. I'm glad. Yesterday there was over a thousand new cases. Thinking thanksgiving. I bet that after Christmas we'll have more. None of us should be gathering but I do understand it. Its hard to not be with family anytime never mind holiday time. Remember when you and joey would sometimes tease me and say I have ADD? well maybe. today I was writing to you, Maezie came down for water, got up gave her water then noticed I forgot to put a pile of clothes in washer. Then went upstairs for Maezie could go out. Then put away dishes and decided to make dinner. Woke Dave later from nap, we ate dinner, he went back to nap more and I did the dishes and gave Maezie water up there. So I started this post to you about an hour ago and just remembered that. I'll go with ADD instead of old age :} So now all but Henry is sleeping. Load in washer. Now going to hopefully finish the Christmas cards. I have ordered all the ornaments for next year and some presents and some stocking stuffers. Think its going to be a quiet night but I always take some Christmas movies. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. Forever and 69... Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
December 5, 2020
Hi sweet heart. I was just looking at your picture and I fall even more in love with you. Earlier I was talking to the cat and telling her how I love her daddy but her daddy and I would want you and I still together, loving, making memories and friends with Dave. The three musketeers. Today was laid back yet also busy. Tomorrow or actually since it is 3:08 sat morning we are getting a bunch of snow. Heard 4-8 but WMUR's map shows we are in for 8-12. I know that our souls go to heaven. So no physical interaction. Are you all able to talk through your souls? Are you able to watch those you love here? So many questions. All I know is that I am far from ready to go but someday it will be wonderful to be with you and mom and dad. And Bob. My aunts and uncles and grandmothers. It would be nice to meet both my grandfathers for the first time. And Uncle Pop. So many. You and mom first. I am going to write more tomorrow. I have clothes in washer and dryer and I would like to get the Christmas cards done. Its not like when we were young and everyone mails out cards. I mail maybe 20? but get maybe 6-8. But I love the tradition. Especially for family out of state. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
December 3, 2020
Hi sweet heart. I owe you big sorry's. We have been home 4 days. Know that every single day more than once a day I planned to write to you. Feel so bad. Of course every day I think of you and I miss you and I love you. This morning I woke up and I don't know if I had been dreaming but the first thing I thought of was 5 1/2 years ago I lost my best friend and my all and what we could have done in those years. I don't know if widows still grieve and miss and love their partners after all this time. All I know is how I feel. The day you passed and the feelings I had with you have not diminished at all. We went to Tifs sunday to sunday. And the entire week was amazing. Alyssa was in heaven. They had bought 2 new sea doos. And everyday they went out one to two times. She asked us if we can buy her one for Christmas and leave it at Tifs. Another day she asked Tif if she and us can split the cost for her birthday. I don't think she has ever asked us for anything. She just hints. lol She had 7 days to hang out with Ellie. She has no close cousins, is a single child and the covid keeps her home so no school. Many many children and having a hard time with the covid. They are working very hard to find the treatment for it. And they think they have one now. Will do for elderly and people with underlying illnesses first. We qualify for both but we'd like to wait. We are quarantining right now until next monday. We were 100 % safe in FL. But the plane was sardines to and from. what was cool though is if anyone was traveling by themselves they had a whole row of seats to them selves. Liked that and not one time was their any problem with anyone and mask. That was wonderful too. Our little punk had a friend over monday night and in the night the friend spiked a fever. Mom took her to hosp. Little one had covid. How sad. So our little one, mom and dad are quarantining. if they get any symptoms they will be tested. There are still some that don't feel there is any problem but I think that may be getting better. NH and ME getting hit hard with the virus. But so are all the other states. I think we'll see better numbers after the holidays. I can't imagine not spending Christmas with the kids but we will. PC said that the day they come for Christmas if she has to intubate she will refuse to come and we won't be able to talk her into it. She said when she and doctor has to intubate its because the patient is at his/her worse and she won't take that chance of us getting sick. Some are sad they can't see their family. I would be too but this will be over and we will all get our lives back and the bottom line is keeping ourselves safe so we can keep others safe. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Always and forever...Your "Reggie"
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
November 23, 2020
hi sweet heart. got to FL. tif ellue picked us up. tif I unpacked the presents. we all headed out side. I wish you could see their place. gorgeous omar BBQ dogs and there was sausage cheese crackers pot salad. yummy. at 7 dave I went in to nap. woke at 9 as a shuttle was scheduled to launch at 10. then tif got text it was scrapped until tonight. it's cool because they watch from backyard. so I stayed in bed. found dave asleep in front of downstairs tv. now I am wide awake. not like home. no junk food no furry family although in love with their doggies. no computer. I am going to get a laptop. maybe lol. so I found crackers we bought at airport and having a diet Pepsi it may be a long night. but we are so happy that we were able to come. we have missed them all. and I am happy that I can write to you from my phone. I will write more tomorrow. I miss you and love you. mty ltt forever and 69... Your "Reggie" xoxo
nancy bryant
Spouse
November 22, 2020
Good morning sweet heart. I really have very little time but as always you were on my mind as soon as I woke. Up at 6:30 am, shower, now sitting her with wet hair. Have to get that done, wake up Dave then Alyssa, pack up the car with 3 suitcases, 2 carry ons and 3 backpacks. Then off to Pease air base for flight. Have to be there at 9:15 am but on the way we'll swing through McDonalds drive though for quick breakfast sandwiches. Flight leaves at 9:13 am and lands in Sanford Airport FL at 2:22. Little over 3 hours. I have to run sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ytt Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
November 21, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Tomorrow we leave for FL. I am going to see if I can do this by phone. I used to be able to with an old phone and never could figure out how to find fosters with this phone. But I will have plenty of smart people with electronics to help. Omar, Tif and three grandkids. Today was a busy day with wrapping up the packing. Tomorrow just need meds, phone/chargers and toiletries. Up at 7:30 then leaving at 8:45. Monday they are having their new boat delivered so that will be fun. We will be able to see Ellie cheer. I think? soccer is closed to all but the kids on the teams. It is supposed to be high 70's all week. Tif sent me pic of weather for the week and said its looing like a cold front. I laughed. Right now in New England that would be a heat wave lol
I am going upstairs in a few to go through the backpacks and my carry on. We are armed with 6 packets of sanitizing wipes for plane seats and bathroom. we are armed with hand sanitizer each and Alyssa and I are going with a couple mask and Dave has 8 of the paper mask. I will try to write more tomorrow. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
November 20, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Late afternoon yesterday boy did I not feel well. And again today. Stomach was burning and pain. LIke acid reflux maybe? Never had it so not sure. But all is better now. Have all presents wrapped and accounted for. Have all suitcases filled except some clothes. Put all money and gift cards in my back pack instead of suitcases to feel better. 2 more days. Called in for valium to and from FL. Only take one each way but asked for 3 to take 1 1/2 each way. I don't want to be doped up due to having Alyssa along but 1 each way just not enough. Hate flying as you well know and have observed. Its 2:23 am. Dave and all furry family asleep. I am in the middle of watching a Christmas movie. Try to watch one or two a day. Dave doesn't watch any. As of midnight last night the governor has mandated mask every where. Outside and inside. There will be those who won't do that and who will disagree but Sununu was on the news and he showed the numbers. I doubt anyone likes to wear mask, I know Dave and I don't like it a bit. But we will abide by the safety rules and do it. Until we are all on board its going to take longer for us all to get back to the way we were. I had Dave buy a box of paper mask because he can breathe in the better. He'll wear what he has here and take the new ones to FL. I don't think we'll be needing to wear mask much as they have walmart food delivery, they don't go anywhere except when kids have their cheering and soccer. I am washing all our mask and will have a couple of them for Alyssa Dave and I. I also have the liquid hand sanitizers for each of us. I think I may not have enough sanitizer napkins so I'll be buying some before we go. That way before we sit in our seats on the plane we can each wash them and have them for the airport and the plane bathrooms. We do all we can because we don't want to get sick, we don't want to give it to anyone else if we don't even know we have it. We see it as two choices. Taking the ounce of prevention and hopefully stay safe and keep others safe around us or being careless, break the safety precautions and maybe getting the virus and passing the virus on? So there you have it. Out of the home of The Bryants haha. If you were still here as sick as you were I don't know if anywhere would have been safe for you. I know one thing there would be nowhere you need to be but at home. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you, very much. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
November 14, 2020
Hi sweet heart. How are you? I wish you could answer that. We just had in one day 462 new positives in NH. I don't know but that may be the most we have had this entire year in one day. Its going crazy. We have 8 days until we fly south to see Tif and family. Hoping we can still go but certainly even more nervous now. We got tested to feel safer for us and them. Both negative and we have been almost 100 % staying home until we go. We will test when we get back as well. Though they go nowhere unless it is completely outside. I feel so bad for kids. And I thank God I have no kids still at home. The decision to send to school or not. Big one. Send them to school because they are all so sad and depressed but risk them getting covid. Keep them home and watch them fall behind in school, no peer interaction, depression. OK, so on to happier things. Biden has picking his team for the new term. And the first thing he did was put together a task force to go after the virus. Everyone here is doing well. Staying home, being safe. We are all going to do Christmas the day after thanksgiving down with Tif and family. She said that we are doing Christmas for last year and this year. Yay lol. I was thinking about mom last night. I think of her alot anyway. I wish I knew how she was doing. She was already an angel here she must be way up there in heaven. If you can please tell her how much I love her and miss her. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. Oh yeah, I was up until 5:30 and can now say except for a couple things still coming in the mail I have wrapped all presents and filled the stockings. And we now have 4 suitcases and one carry on to bring all the things we have bought Tif and family. I miss you and I love you, very much. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
November 14, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Since sunday today is the first day I got out. The air felt great but it was cold. I have either been wrapping Christmas presents, stuffing stockings or sleeping a lot. in 9 days we are flying with Alyssa to FL to spend thanksgiving week with Tif and family. NH is blowing up last 2 weeks give or take. First many days 100 plus new positives, then started going into the 200's. Today they think we hit 400 +. We are a little concerned that we may not be able to get into FL or if we do will NH let us back in NH? Not going to worry alot. We'll know closer to that time. Its going to be one of the best times being with them for the holiday. Nothing better than family. But it will be hard to not be spending it with Pat/Tom. We have 3 suitcases full with presents to bring there. Thank God 2 suitcases will be free because Dave is a verteran. I am really tired. May get to bed within the hour. Have a big mess from the gifts I have wrapped and the stuff to put away. Jef, every day I miss you and everyday I am so much still in love with you. Some times I still pray that you can come back. I will write more tomorrow. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
November 11, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Not a lot to say today. I have not left the house since sundy. Got our virus test back yesterday. Both of us negative. We knew it because health wise we feel great. But we are going to FL for thanksgiving and Tif and us too wanted to be safe before going down south. We are going to do the same thing when we get back. Dave's brother Clarence passed away of covid. No one has seen him for at least 20 years but Wayne was his emergency contact. He was in Nebraska. Today is Veterans Day sweet heart. Thank you for your sacrifice. Especially so far away from everyone in Viet Nam. Always my hero. Today was going to the bank and the post office. Glad Dave reminded me that its Veterans day. May order pizza from Rogers. Have plenty of certs for 1/2 off. Won't eat in though. Will bring home. We are going to avoid going in places as much as we can before we head to FL. I am kind of scared because you know how I hate to fly and now in the situation we are all in with the virus. But really excited to see the twins. And Tif and Omar. I miss you so much. I love you so much. Can you tell mom, dad, bob and anyone else I miss them? And can you tell all those in my family thank you for their service. I love you. I will write more tomorrow. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
November 6, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Today should be the day we will know who will be the President for the next 4 years. But as you used to tell me, don't spend the money until its in your hand. I still carry that with me. It does look like it will be Biden but we'll see. I read that they are giving Biden extra security. How sad would it be if he needs it. Winning or losing is no reason for danger. Its a free country and we are all blessed to be able to have the right to vote. I feel bad for both the republicans and the democrats because both believe in their party and both feel the US will be better off with their party so both parties will be very let down if their parties do not win. Today I have chiropractor appt. Was supposed to be yesterday. I went but I went at the wrong time so I am going today. after that taking someone for testing. Don't worry, have not been around them for about 2 weeks and we feel great, Dave and I. Its a tough call because all symptoms are the same as cold and flu but I am insisting. Outside of that its been quiet and kind of a bit boring here. But last night I did finally get the entire "Old" smoking room done. Next it upstairs to start up there. I keep telling Dave we need to clean out the garages first. Before its too cold. I talked with the airline last night. We had bought tickets last december to go see Tif and gang in march. We put that on hold due to covid. Now, instead of flying mon to and fri back we can go wed and back fri or go sun to sun. Part that will be hard is it is Thanksgiving week. Hoping Tweesa can do most of it. And we can find someone to fill in. 7 days away from Maezie and others going to be really hard. We have slowed down alot on dining out. But this week end I think I'd like to go out. Well I guess thats all for now folks. I miss you and I love you so much sweet heart. I will always miss you and love you. I will write more tomorrow. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
November 4, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Today was so weird. I woke alot but could not get up. Finally up about 2:30 this afternoon. Around 4 went and voted then off to food shop. Stopped and got KFC for cat, dog, Dave and I. After supper I was tired so I went to sleep. Woke up around 2 am. Decided to clean out drawers. Good idea and got some cleaned but still have a couple left. it is now 4:43 am. Just checked how the voting is going. Trump and Biden in a close race. Trump already claimed victory but it is far from over. I have to go to bed sweet heart. I am having hard time keeping eyes open. I miss you and I love you and I will write more later. mty, ltt Forever and 69...Your "Reggie"
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
November 2, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Jef, our country is failing bad. The virus, how mean people have gotten etc. I have faith in our country and God that we will get back to who we were but in the meantime it is frightening. Tomorrow is the final voting day for our presidential race. Trump vs Biden. I will not put on here who I am voting for. I do wish everyone would vote. They say we have the right to vote and they have the right not to vote. And it is their decision. I just don't get it. Any hoo the count will be in shortly but it will be far from over. Had a great time with Alyssa and her friend Alyssa (yup, both named Alyssa). Alyssa told me to make it easier and call her punk. OMG how funny is that? That was your name for her when she was little. And for last 1 to 2 years once in awhile she will ask if she can go clothes shopping the the grammie closet. Saturday night when we all got back from the movies I asked them what they wanted to do and she told her friend that she'd like to go to Grammazon to shop for clothes. Bout burst a seam laughing. Get it? Amazon? But in this case Grammazon? She is just as funny as you are grampa. You have left so many legacies and I am glad humor is one of the best ones. But she and Autumn both love to read as well. One time someone asked me, bob, tom and frank what dad left us for a legacy after he passed and we all said we loved to read. as far as mom that would be tough. she to me is the best mom anyone could ask for. kind, giving, loving, hard worker, had our backs and never would she not be there for anyone. I am just like her but not as much. I always wish I had her strength. and more. I am trying to figure out when to go vote tomorrow. it is 8 am to later evening. I worry if too long a wait my back with give me a problem. It is 8:24 pm right now. I am going to not nap and hope to be in bed between 2 and 3 and get up early. I miss you Jef and there is no way I can even say how much. We are doing ok here but you are my best friend, you were my lover, you had my back every day of more than 23 years. You never scared me with yelling or fist or anything bad. I know I am to be grateful that I had you for 23 years but I selfishly wish you were still here. I wonder if we'd still be in the same home. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
October 27, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Dave had his surgery yesterday. The biggest of the two was his right foot. On all toes but big toe they had to take out a little piece of bone. To keep them standing up until they heal they put in each toe a push pin but the kind that have the balls on the ends. Last night while we were playing cards one fell out so i called and got the after hours nurse and asked her to take a message for when office opens in a few hours from now. I have a chiropractor appt tomorrow and will hopefully be able to get Dave in around that but if not I will cancel. It is 5:50 am but since Dave went to bed I have been working a little more in storage room and now working on the old smoking room. I will probably just do another hour. I purchased a new thing for the new cat. Its to climb on, scratch pads, hanging thing to swat around on, a little tunnel and a place to sleep on. Dave put it together. She has so far sniffed but she was interested so here's hoping she will like it. You'd love her sweet heart. I will write more tomorrow. I miss you and I love you, very much. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
October 23, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Been busy yesterday and today. Almost completely done with every thing out of storage room in basement. Just a tiny bit done. Then all the Christmas presents wrapped and unwrapped will go up to living room and all the bins for yard sale will go upstairs to the office. Wound up with a lot of bins so may have small yard sale in couple weeks. Watched the last presidential debate last night. Irritating some but no where as bad as they first one they had. I cannot wait until it is over. Its a mean race. Tomorrow are going to Pat/Toms for dinner and cards. Big brother making me shepherd's pie. I told Dave I can make him steak and sweet potatoes or spam and an omelet. He does not like shepherd's pie. By the end of daylight sunday my plan is to have the camper completely cleaned out on our yard so we can put up for sale. All bins (with Dave's help) yardsale items upstairs and all the rest back into the storage room. Which for the most part is summer stuff and Christmas stuff. May not get alot done tomorrow though. Dave and I had Chiro appts today. Dave's first. He got call yesterday that his foot surgery will be monday. A friend of mine has the 4 prong cane for him. We were just making plans last night with Jen and Tiffany to go to FL two weeks from monday. Tomorrow too I am making a large pan of Lasagna for Tom. Not baking it though. Bringing to them tomorrow when we go there. I miss you and I love you and I will write again tomorrow. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
October 22, 2020
Hi sweet heart. How are you? I wish you could actually tell me. Yesterday was a hard day. Sick. Almost all symptoms of covid but they are same as cold. Waited to decide if should test. Felt better today so I think I have a head cold. If does not get better or gone tomorrow I will probably go get tested to be sure. I have almost the whole storage room in the basement cleaned out. You should see the poker room. So many bins with yard sale stuff. So many bins keeping for new home. Once that room is done I told Dave we need to clean out both garages before it is freezing outside. Tomorrow Dave is getting all bags of cans into trailer and truck then if I feel up to it I will go with him to turn them in. The two of you did that for years. I never knew how messy it is to do that. Friday I am going in to finish up the camper in our yard. Almost done. Mostly clean the counters and floors and bathroom. Then can put up for sale. Sat night we are heading to Pat and Toms for cards. Tom is making his little sister (wish I were little haha) sheperds pie. I am surprising him with an entire cake pan of lasagna. Tomorrow is 1 year no smoking. So we are going to try to find someplace yummy to celebrate. We would normally do seafood but recently we went to two seafood places we love and the seafood is small. They explained due to the Covid but I don't remember why. I believe them though because you, me, Dave and so many people we know love both places. I think I will ask for suggestions. In the meantime sweet heart, I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
October 20, 2020
Hi sweet heart. I am so sorry for not writing for 2 days. Two reasons are sleep has been even weirder. And before the pain I did many bins in the storage room. Trying to week out things before we sell next spring. And the storage room is the biggest in the house. Breaking into trash (very little) yard sale and taking with us. I swear to you and our almighty that I think of you constantly and miss you constantly. And each time I feel so bad. You are my best friend, my soul mate, my husband and my wings. Dave and I just talked about you this morning. I asked him if he hates that I still love you. Absolutely not he said. That he loves you and every day he misses you and he knows how much you and I loved each other and how much he and I love each other. I really do love him. Its just a different love. Well, sorry, didn't mean to write a book. Sat night was poker. Dave and I each won. Not much. We only do nickle, dime, quarter, 3 raise limit. Its not about how much we win. Its about being with friends, family, eating good food, talking, laughing and hopefully a little extra cash. Like when you and I played at Bills. Tomorrow I have an eye appointment. I have never had cataracts but I do wonder if I have them now. Poor Dave is still waiting for a surgery date for his feet. I hate the pain he is in knowing I cannot do anything about it. I am still waiting for my surgery date for the stimulator to be put in. Like mom had. It is 7:35 pm. Dave napping. I have not eaten anything today so now I am about to go hunting to see what looks good. I will write more tomorrow my sweet sweet love. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
October 17, 2020
Hi sweet heart. We came home from the last day of camping yesterday until May 1st. Really short camping season missing may and june. It was sad. Dave does not know how to winterize the camper because a friend of ours always does it. And he and his wife been ill for a long time so they didn't use their seasonal this year,. And all of us missed them. Couple guys said they could tell Dave how to do it but he found someone to show him how to do it. I said that we are at the age that telling us how to do something is like telling us over the phone directions to get someplace we have never been to. LOL. I had already packed stuff up and brought home the week before but because of our backs what would have taken another couple a couple hours it took us hours. But today I did go for my first Chiropractor's appointment. My neck still hurt but my back felt great. Dave wants to do it now so on monday I will have my 2nd appt and it will be his 1st appt but he was with me today so he knows how it works. Really loved the doc and I don't know the position of the other male but loved him too. Today was kind of messed up. Jen had asked me to bring her to sanford today for eye appt. I went to pick her up at 10:15. Went up and went inside and Alyssa said "you're going to be mad at mom". Low and behold she forgot. But the silver lining to that if I sat in her wheelchair, she sat in bed and we had mom/daughter time for 1 1/2 hours. Then Lori's daughter was bringing over Lori's cat for us to take in. Was to be between 1-2 and she didn't show up until 2:45 so I asked her to bring the cat home and we can try tomorrow or sunday. Only reason is the poor cat does not know us. Not going to set her free in the home and neither of us here. I want to stay down in the old smoking room and it be just she and I and Dave. I bought her new bowls, new bed, new little box with cover, food, snacks. I have always thought wonderful about those that can take in older pets. They need love, shelter, food and drink. But I have always been too afraid. You know how I am, I literally make them family and to lose one after only couple years would all but kill me. But she needs a home. Its stupid. She doesn't know us but I already love her. Lori had named her squeaky. We are going to keep the name. Thats all she knows. I will write more tomorrow. No more camping so should be able to write just about every day unless we do the cruise early 2021. or stay a night at a hotel. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69 Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
October 13, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Very weird day but good. Last night we went to bed 1-1:30. We decided we were not going to camp today because rain all day and into the night. I woke late afternoon when Dave came to clean the cages. We do this every tuesday. Up one hour then back to sleep until 9:30 tonight. So I slept 19 hours. Now I am wide awake. Dave and I played a game of kings and he whooped me. I didn't even eat all day until late tonight when I made some oyster stew but still tired so didn't eat much. Too bad I can't have a month of that. Thinner and more rested haha. We get up tomorrow when we want and we head to the campground for the last over night because the next day is the last day of the season. Saturday we are having a poker game here. We always have alot of fun. Almost always the 7 of us. I have to say that I am tired. I am going to check banking acct, aol and fb then back to bed. I miss you and I love you. So much. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
October 11, 2020
Hi sweet heart. We came home about an hour ago. Dave went straight to take a nap. We have to take out all the yard sale stuff we are having in the spring that is behind the car I had co signed for so we can get that car out and drop at garage so they can look at it tomorrow. we have to unpack all we brought home from the camper. we have to figure out dinner. So I brought it in, I unpacked, I have laundry going and I will be out to move all that stuff. You and Dave were so spoiled by me. For 2 days I have not been able to find my phone. Dave went through the car twice, nothing. I was going to look myself today but it will be dark so I will look tomorrow. I have already prayed to St. Anthony. Just got our new phones last winter so if I have to get another one I will be paying on both. But worse than that is all the pictures on it. Really bummed about that. St. Anthony has helped me in the past finding moms Cross necklace (remember that)? And my keys a couple times. Tonight after all is done I am doing nothing. I will be in my pj's, on the couch and maybe have Dave be my go getter haha. At night he is always my go getter and does spoil me. Its more than mutual though. We are going back to stay at the camper tuesday and wednesday nights then getting pumped out on thursday. Moving a couple pieces of furniture so we can bring in the two pop outs. Before that everything we be put in the car that has to go home for the winter. Dryer sheets will be EVERYWHERE. then the last thing is while Dave is outside flooding around the camper, under the camper, in and outside of the shed with moth balls. We have a ton of them. And I will be inside the camper sweeping and washing the floors and making sure all bins and sealed. It alot of work camping to start the season and end the season but for the total of maybe 5 days we have a camper on our own site from May 1st to Oct 15th. Very much worth it. I have so much fun with Dave sweet heart but down to it I would love if you were still here camping. And Dave does tell me every so often he would give me up in a heart beat if you could be here. You are such an easy man to love. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo PS in 11 days it will be 1 years since I stopped smoking. Don't know where we are going to celebrate (restaurant) but I will have your necklace on. I try to remember to wear in on Important days.
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
October 10, 2020
Hi sweet heart. We headed up to the camp where Dave, Tom and Rob (you don't know Rob) took down our canopy. Then we went to Willies, Kayla turned 21 and Willies b'day was yesterday. That was fun. We got home a few minutes ago. Dave is searching my car for my phone. I thought I'd say hello and I love you then feed the guinea pig and bird. Then we are heading back to camp for the night. Remember Ron the electrician? He is coming to the camp and putting in all new lights. 8 of them. We just hope we bought the right ones. Then we'll be at pat/toms site for a fire. Next year we are going to start using our site more often. I will write more tomorrow when we come back from the camp. We are going back tues and wed night. Thursday the last day until May 1st. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
October 9, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Bob B had a guys day today. All beers and food provided. From 1 to 6. But it went longer. Dave called for a ride home at 7:30. He came home, wanted to watch tv and play kings. Remember that game? we played two games and I won them both. But for 2 days straight (wed and thurs) we played 7 games total and I only won 1 or 2 of them. I dropped him off at 1 at Bob B's then met Jen at China Palace. Then I went to Somersworth Walmart and got to shop without someone nagging (ahem Dave haha) are you almost done? Then home, laundry, swept what used to be the smoking room, did the dishes and watched tv. And now he has gone to the living room to watch his shows and I am about to do the same. We have to get up and go to the campground for 11. Then off to Willies for Kayla b'day party and today is actually Willies b'day. So I will say good night. Shoot I just remembered have tub running. Oh no. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69..Your "Reggie"
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
October 9, 2020
Hi sweet heart. It is 4:14 am. Yesterday we were very busy at the seasonal. Dave put away all the outside yard decorations, the chairs etc. while I packed up food to bring home, blankets, sheets etc. We were there for a few hours. We are not done but mostly. Came home, Dave napped, I did laundry then made dinner then Wayne came over. Normally not on thursdays, he normally comes on wednesdays but they needed to get their cat to the vet. After he left Dave and I watched tv. I woke up and he was still watching tv. Said I needed to go to bed. And woke about 20 minutes ago. Hate that because now probably up the rest of the night. He is going to a guys get together this afternoon at Bob B's. I love when he can get with the guys. After you I think he misses Bob B the most. So anytime they get together I am really happy for him. I am dropping him off because you just know with the boys there will be beer lol. I am meeting Jen for a late lunch. We won't be going to camp tonight because I am pretty sure Dave will be going to bed early. Tomorrow the deck room comes down then Dave and I are going to dinner then maybe a movie then we will head to the camp. In the morning (sunday) the electrician is coming to camp to put in all new LED lights in the camper. Next thursday the camp officially closes until May 1, 2021. So we are going back tues and wed night. Going to be a very long winter. Invited to two different halloween parties but we have declined the invitation because of the covid. I put in left over supper in the microwave so I am off to eat. I will write more to you tomorrow. I miss you and I love you and you will always be My Donnie. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
October 7, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Oh how happy my printer is fixed. Not doing much today. Maybe clean a little. Supposed to be getting down pours. I really should get out to the camper we have here. Need to get all out and cleaned so we can put up for sale. Need to wait for another week to see if Tweesa wants it. Dave went to doc today. They are doing surgery on both feet. Hospitals are booked up right now for surgeries except emergencies. When he has it done they were adamant that he HAS to use a cane. I am going to look for one the have the 4 prongs on the bottom to help with his balance. Wayne will be here tonight. That is always fun. We didn't see him last week. He wasn't feeling well. Trying to figure out if we will go to camp tomorrow and come home sun. Then go back mon and tues. Dave and I played kings a little while ago. I won. Yesterday we played twice and I won those two. I kept telling him if he keeps playing my cards I'd get him and now I go for the gusto. Tee Hee Hee. Its such a fun game. I wish we knew it when you were still here with me. I hate that you aren't here. I will always hate it. God how I miss you. I live my life and I have a good life and Dave loves me very much but missing you and loving you never lessons. Saturday the deck screen room coming down then going off to Willies daughters birthday. Then fire at night. Sunday electrician coming to the camper. I will write more tomorrow sweet heart. I miss you and I love you, more than you or anyone could possibly know. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie"
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
October 7, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Jef, I am so sorry I did not write sun after we came home from camp and yesterday (monday) Too much to explain but last 2 days were crazy. Nothing bad just all over the map. I do hope you know that even if I don't write I can promise on all our kids and grand babies that there has NEVER been a day when I have not missed you or have not thought about you and many times I talk out loud to you. Tomorrow Wayne will be here. Thursday going to the camp to start bringing things home as this w/e coming is the last w/e of the season. The camps official last day is next thursday. We won't be staying over thursday (so far we don't think so) but we will be there sat and sun and then we hope to go 2 out of the 4 days next week. Its going to be such a long winter. The political battle is roaring. But in about 27 the election will finally be here. With no camping and the covid still going on boring. Ed came today. And he surprised Dave and I by buying each of the clam chowder and everything but mayo to make lobster rolls. Holy moly, so good. Then he fixed my printer. We were all good with distance apart. He wore a mask but we didnt need to. We live with each other so we know we won't give to each other (Dave and I) and he wore a mask for all but eating. Jef you would never believe what he looks like. Or maybe you've been able to see him. He has lost 170 plus lbs. Deb has lost 112. We have not seen her yet but man thats so great. He went from 5x to 1x. I told him recently he needed smaller glasses cuz his face is so thin. He has new glasses now and looks great. You know Dave, Wayne and I each bet $5 a week for the football pool the 3 of us have? we forgot the first week but nfl week 2 I won, then week 3 Wayne won then week 4 Dave won. My turn next lol. We take out $10 of the $15 and leave the other $5 for the next week. Well my wonderful best friend husband I am going to close now. My eyes hurt more than the normal this evening and night. Thank God I finally bit the bullet and got an eye doctor appt this month. Speaking of that I called Daves orthopedic office today. He has an appt at 9 am tomorrow. I cannot go though only the patient. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
October 2, 2020
Hi sweet heart. So glad I get to write to you. First the carpenter came by and fixed the back of garage and where back side of the house was pushed out. Second is it has been raining and sometimes pouring today so we have opted to go to camp later. Matter of fact Dave is napping. I made the spaghetti up and bringing to camp. Camp stoves are small and to have more than one pan is a pain in the backside. So I am writing to my "fit". So many questions on Heaven. Is it real? Can you see how we are doing down here? Do you really send signs? That one I believe because of the butterflys. I love you so much Jef. That will never change, I promise. We will be together someday including Dave and the 3 amigos will be together again. Will I be able to feel your hug and your kiss at least spiritually? So soon I will wake Dave and we will head out. Tomorrow we are going to the new Golden Coral in Manchester. After that we'll drop miss Alyssa off at home and we will go back to camp. Do you know that every few months I ask her is she remembers you? She always says yes. And on facebook they post past post and each and every time i will share any pic with her or Autumn depending who is in the picture with you. I am very happy that I love taking pictures. One day I will make up a collage for them both. I will write asap sweetheart. I miss you and love you. mty, ltt. Forver and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
October 2, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Blew it again. Was going to write last night and again fell asleep. When I woke up after mid night Dave was still up. That was a surprise. He said he came downstairs but I was asleep. Yesterday was a good day, productive. Dave went to camp to work on the shed on our site and get it ready for the winter. I stayed here and finished packing for us to go back up today (fri to sunday or monday) One more w/e after this. Sad to say the least. I also got outside to our camper we want to sell. Started going through that. We are leaving many things because we are not planning on ever getting another camper. We have all we need in the seasonal camper. Going to miss camping with the grandkids. Many years of fun with them. On to new adventures. PC's b'day was 9/19 and we are all still trying to find a good day to go celebrate with dinner with her. She is really busy, with 2 kids, a house, a husband and full time plus Emer Rm RN. Remember those days? Later today we head to camp so it will be prob 3 days. Monday we are going to meet Jens new "friend" at a restaurant in Dover. She seems to care alot and he seems to be a good guy. His son and Alyssa gets along like siblings lol. So my sweet man I guess I will close for now. I will try to write sooner if we have to come home for anything this w/e. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
September 28, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Its monday and we came home from camp today. Dave pretty much went right away for a nap. Woke him and we went to dinner and he is napping again. Sleepy head :) The w/e was good mostly. More done in camper. Its really beautiful sweet heart. Hope you can see it. We are going back thursday and friday then taking Alyssa to the Golden Coral. We have been telling her when it opens we won't go until she can go with us. then we are going to find a hotel with indoor pool and hot tub and stay the night. For now its back to business, pay bills, do laundry, cook, clean blah blah blah haha. But...I will write more tomorrow my sweetheart. I miss you and love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
September 26, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Once again it is really late. 2:20 am. When Dave got up at the camp he and Al did something under the camper. Some kind of support. I got up. We played a couple games of Kings. Then I packed us up and we went home because his doc was calling him instead of an in person appt. We waiting almost a 1/2 hour. Dave says are you sure of the date? I said yes, the 29th. Today was only the 25th. oops my bad. so back to ME to pick up Miss Alyssa. We have seen her a couple times with Jen but its been about a month since a sleep over. We went to eat then the movies then she wanted to go to her room to do the teen thing, tv, phone. We take her home after breakfast tomorrow because the LRC games are starting at 3. LRC is a game with dice. If you roll an R you pass whatever it is you are all playing for to the person on the right. Dave and I have always done the disc that come with the game. If you roll a L you pass to the left. If you get a circle you do nothing. Tomorrow a whole bunch of us, different tables, different groups will play. But they play for quarters and scratch tickets. So we are bring a roll of quarters and 3-$2 dollar scratch tickets. Sounds fun. Then we all break up and head back to campers to do what we will for supper than all meet back at the site with desserts. I am making 2 chocolate cream pies. Over the last 5 plus years since you left I have done so many new things and I ALWAYS think about how I wish you were here with us all to share in everything. And I know just how much fun you would have and how much fun everyone would have because of you. I need to pack back up the clothes I washed and get to bed. Oh Jef you really have no idea how much I miss you. I hate that you had to leave so soon. I hate that I don't get to be in a hug with you or see your eyes, or kiss those lips. I hate that I don't wake up with you or go places with you. I hate everything that we don't have anymore and knowing that I believe in heaven yet there is no proof I will ever be with you. I will write more sunday or monday (not sure if we are coming home sunday or monday) and in the meantime I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy Bryant
Spouse
September 24, 2020
Hello sweet heart. I wound up not being able to sleep all night. Finally around 8 am I was able to get on and off sleep. Finally got up at 11, hot bath and now writing to my "fit". I hope that in Heaven there is only sweet peace. And that you can see anything good down here and nothing bad because for now its pretty scary here. I still have faith, that we'll find a cure for covid and rest in the people. Dave left earlier to go work with Al to put the molding around the new dining room. The floor we put in is a mixture of grey tiles. So we opted for white molding. Both vehicles are up at the site so need to wait for Dave to come get me. Have to do Post Office, Walmart and Market basket. And thats all folks. We are picking Miss Alyssa up about 4:30 tomorrow and bring her home saturday so I will be able to write to you both tomorrow and saturday. Yay. In the meantime sweet heart, I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
September 24, 2020
Hello my blue eyed blonde hair adonis sweet heart. I owe you a big apology. It is 3:26 am. Thursday. We came home yesterday, wednesday and my plan as always was to write to you. First while still at camp Pat called and asked us to go out for dinner. And while there Dave called Wayne letting him know we would probably be about 15 minutes late. Once we got home we had a great time with Wayne til about 9?? From there I did a jet tub, later Dave and I watched tv and he rubbed my feet. Then all the laundry that kept me busy and now I realize it is not wednesday. Its already thursday. I am so sorry baby. Tomorrow Dave and friend Al will put up the molding and the last thing is to put up a molding that is the same as what goes up the wall. I don't really know what that means though. While they do that I have errands to run. I won the big pot of $15 last week in NFL. but only $10 was profit. We are usually in the CBS sports pool and its so amazing but the woman that runs it isn't running it this year. Bummer. We will stay at camper tonight and around 4:30 friday we will pick up miss Alyssa and have her for the night then drop her off sat and we'll go back to the camper. I keep wondering if it would be a good thing to have seasonal here and another in the south. When we sell the house, instead of buying something else. Don't know and we certainly do not have to decide now. Before leaving for campground later today I will write to you. I miss you sweetheart and I love you. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
September 22, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Sorry this will be quick. We are still camping until tomorrow but Dave wanted to bring trash to house so it can go out tomorrow. So while he did this I got on here. Today the new floor in the camper was finished. By a fellow camper we met 2-3 years ago. He is also a seasonal with his wife. Both really nice. We are going back to camp in a couple minutes and sharing a fire at their place tonight. They were at our camp last night. Dave picked up the molding and he is putting it on tomorrow and then....WALA....the floor will be done. Oh Jef how much do I love you and miss you? No way to describe it. We are coming home tomorrow. Going to start laundry and wait until Dave takes a nap then I have a list we need for Walmart. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and always...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
September 20, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Home from camp. Going back tomorrow. A friend from campground going to help Dave put in new floor in camper. Couple days ago they already put in floor (just the wood). They took it out today due to wall wet and this way they can put heater on both. We are going to pick out floor tomorrow. I am going to go online and see what there are for choices. Pat/Tom put in new kitchen floor. Peel and stick so checking that out first. Our baby was 39 yesterday. I posted on FB from you, me and Dave. can you believe it? 39? WHOA. Our last will be 40 in one year. Happened faster than would have thought of right? She is going to let us know a place and a date that works to take her to dinner for her birthday. Outside of what I just wrote not a thing new. But we haven't been bored. So I guess I will call it a day and write to you tomorrow. If we wind up staying up to camp to finish the floor I will write more tuesday. Sweet heart. I miss you and I love you, so much. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
September 18, 2020
Hi sweet heart. I'm sorry did not post yesterday. Had ladies lunch here. Outside in garage like always. Told by two that a restaurant Jen/I went to end of last week had staff (one) test positives so many calls later found this to be true. We have not been around many except for yesterday and at camp. But at camp we make sure we are following guidelines. Dave and I feel 100 % good. And it was not a staff in the restaurant part of it. And although there is the saying never say never we are pretty sure we're good. But the responsibility we feel had me calling a couple. and we are not going to go anywhere for another week since it has already been a week. We are heading to camp to do some indoor work but won't be joining any campers tonight. And we are going back home tomorrow. After this it is so sad to say only 2 more w/e's and 4 days. Such a long wait in between seasons. But we have PIF for the next season and hopefully we will see some over the winter. Now I just don't know about going into any restaurants. I think we will and that this time was a fluke. I wish you were here. You'd have us all laughing and in good spirits. Not much got you down. I miss you and I love you so much My Jef. I will write more tomorrow. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
September 14, 2020
Hi sweet heart. No big plans today. Should be laid back. Finish up last load, pack for camp for next week end. We only have 3 more week ends. Can't remember if I told you the table set for the camper doesn't fit and they don't take returns. Pretty sad statement right there. We found one last night. None is store but one ordered and may be in on truck today. Hair appointment today. Thinking about getting a lot cut off but don't know if I will be brave enough. And as you would say, "there you have it". I'm sorry so short sweetheart. Most days are livelier. But I know of like the breather day once in awhile. So I will write more tomorrow. I pray you are doing great and can hang out with all those you love that are there with you. I miss you and I love you very much. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
September 12, 2020
Hi sweet heart. Get to actually write to you today after all. Had to come home to tap the Pats and the Buccs games for tomorrow. Tomorrow is 1 year since Dave quit smoking. Great Job Dave. next month will be one year for me. I took him to Kellys Row so he could get their prime rib. He loves their prime rib dinners. We finally found a new table and matching chairs for the camper. Been looking at many and at many different places. It is tall with tall chairs but we love it. Tall for the camper but we'll get used to that. we love that they are 2 shelves under and I saw one cabinet so I don't know if there are more. Tonight going to have the fire at our site. Not many people at all last night. But more should be here tonight I hope. We will be home tomorrow sweet heart. So I will be writing. I miss you and I love you. mty, ltt. Forever and 69...Your "Reggie" xoxo
Nancy L Bryant
Spouse
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