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Widowed Village connects peers with each other for friendship and sharing. The moderators, administrators, and others involved in running this site are not professionals.

Please don't interpret anything you read here as medical, legal, or otherwise expert advice. Don't disregard any expert's advice or take any action as a result of what you read here.

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Wedding Anniversary Random Acts of Kindness

One of our members started a tradition in Widowed Village that you're invited to participate in. Join eliana in marking your wedding anniversary by performing Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs).

If you're inspired to participate, please RSVP on the event page with the number of acts you will complete in honor of your special day.  

Here's a  link to the event:  Wedding Anniversary RAKs

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Please add your special dates to our new Forum discussions to honor and recognize your wedding anniversaries, birthdays, dates of your loss. We currently have them posted for July, August & September and will add the following months as they approach.  Click month to go to that page:     JULY    AUGUST    SEPTEMBER

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We welcome your feedback and are happy to answer any questions you may have.  You can reach us by email at or by posting a comment in the Help Forum here in Widowed Village.

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vintage56(barb) replied to vintage56(barb)'s discussion trying to arrange a family memorial service.
"Well, it went off well, considering. Only two of his four kids (and their families) came, but they were the ones who flew down to AL when he was sick at the end. His oldest daughter was two towns away but had to work. His brother could not make it,…"
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vintage56(barb) replied to Belynne's discussion My first post...
"(((hugs))) Lynne. My story is very similar to yours, older husband, no kids, cancer, nothing more could be done. Welcome to WV, this is a great place to share your feelings. But I am sorry you have to find yourself here."
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vintage56(barb) replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion What is the most insensitive thing someone has said to you about your loss?
"Wow. (picks jaw up off floor). And the answer to your last question - you'd be surprised."
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Lakegirl33 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
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