My first legitimate hall pass, please in GENERAL Posted October 8, 2004 · Report reply Ginny, enjoy! I know it will be great and help tremendously with the healing. My husband died a year ago Sept. 1 and at the beginning of April, ALL 4 of my sisters surprised me by flying out from Maryland and stayed 9 days. It wasn't a surprise visit -- I was just surprised that they could all get away at the same time. It was a wonderful time -- we told old childhood stories, some of which the two youngest were hearing for the first time -- and we just ate whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted, shopped, and talked, talked, talked. Have fun!