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We'll be here for you on the Holidays

We'll be hanging out in the Chat Room on Thanksgiving ... and Christmas ... and New Years Eve ... for those who want to pop in. The holidays can be hard, whether it's your first one without your love or years out. So if you're needing an understanding ear to share part of your day with, please join us in the Widowed Village Chat Room. 

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Lost15 replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion US: SOUTH - WEST CENTRAL in the group Connect with others in your area
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Lost15 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"I really screwed up. I came to New Orleans to be with my daughter for Thanksgiving. Her friends planned a small dinner party at their new home for us a few other friends. I woke up early Thanksgiving morning. Was sad but OK. As the day moved on I…"
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Froggie4635 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"How do I write about my Thanksgiving experience without sounding like I am feeling sorry for myself? There was tons of family (my husband's family) and all I could do was sit in a fog. So many mindless conversations; every time someone gave me…"
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Silver fern commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"That must be so hard for never fails to amaze me how people can kick you when your cruel! You have to dismiss them from your mind when possible to keep your sanity! I have heard similar stories like this. I hope you have some…"
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