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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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Lupe's husband replied to Lupe's husband's discussion Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead/All Souls Day. Do you celebrate?
"Solita- Thanks so much.   I got together with my sister in law and my wife's cousin yesterday for Thanksgiving and showed them pictures of the altar and they were touched.    Since you have studied Dia de Los Muertos, I think I…"
1 hour ago
alonenow commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"I feel the same way. I'm either incredibly sad or apathetic. There's so little joy and time seems endless. I'm just at two months."
2 hours ago
Hope commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"Solita, I know what you mean....said to myself...who cares.... It was my anger about losing Ken. It like a death wish of sorts even though I am not suicidal and trust you aren't. There is a part of us that just doesn't give a damn right…"
3 hours ago
Hope commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"Bonnie, I did just read a note from your earlier so you are in your second year. I would be interested in how you spend your time and cope. You have been at this a while and we could all learn something from you. I am just at 5 months."
3 hours ago


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