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What's with all those emails??!!

Some of our members have been receiving excessive emails from Widowed Village. We are so sorry for this annoying inconvenience. The issue has been reported to our hosting site (Ning) and we are hopeful it will be resolved soon.  If this influx of unwanted emails becomes intolerable, you may want to consider blocking the email address those messages are coming from until the issue is resolved. We'll post a note in this space once we know Ning has corrected this problem and you can remove the block.  We do plan to move Widowed Village to a new platform soon that will include some really nice improvements.  We appreciate your patience.

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Have you wondered if there's a Soaring Spirits Regional Social Group located near you?  All you need to do is enter your city or zip code in the event search box on the Soaring Spirits web site to see what is near you. We have new groups starting up throughout the year, so keep checking!

Here's the link to do your search:

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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 [email protected] or by posting a comment in the Help Forum here in Widowed Village.

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Lisa_says replied to Rich's discussion Would you do it again?
"Yes yes yes... I was so blessed to have had him in my life.  So blessed to have been his caregiver. My husband was and is my everything. I would do it all again . Zero regrets. And I know he and I will dance this dance again"
26 minutes ago
Lisa_says commented on Lisa_says's blog post She Loved
"Thanks Tony, I appreciate your kind words.  "Coasting through life" for me is correct right now.  Many blurred days, weeks and months so far. I do have hope, that like you, I too will get to that point where I am participating in…"
31 minutes ago
pricytapestry commented on MidnightBear (Tony)'s blog post Gifts
"have felt that compulsion, bought my wife a snowman ornament for Christmas, got her a snowman of some sort almost every year. Wasn't going to, was unplanned, but knew I had to when I saw it. You're not alone and I agree it is a gift for…"
42 minutes ago
MidnightBear (Tony) commented on MidnightBear (Tony)'s blog post Gifts
"laurajay - You know it is funny, I am really ready to move forward, I have explored relationships, some didn't work out so well but I am ready to start a new chapter, but that doesn't mean I am willing to close the old one.  My wife,…"
1 hour ago


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