||I am a retired barmaid. I tended bar for 35 years in a "go go dance bar". What an exciting time that was, but the money was good. After I retired from there I have tended bar part time at my local VFW Post. I am widowed and have 4 children. I live alone with my chihuhua Nina. She is a great joy to have for company. I have 1 sister. My parents are deceased as well as aunts and uncles. I have 2 children, my son, drives a semi so is rarely home and my oldest daughter lives in Calif. so I rarely get to see her. All in all it is a lonely life, but I live it 1 day at a time. When you work in the type of bar I worked for so many years, you make friends, but they are not "life long friends", they are more just barfriends. Once you are no longer part of their world you cease to exist. Due to this, I do not have a lot of close friends, only ones are bowling friends. I have found that since I had to quit bowling this season due to spinal stenosis, most of those friends were just "fair weather friends" also. What is wrong with people today? Unless you are there doing what they do, you cease to exist? This is a crazy world.