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Hi friends,

Many of you have been asking for a little more support in using the site. Our volunteers will stop by this discussion and answer your questions.

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I need to amend my prior post.....I've figured out how to upload my photos.  Now I need to figure out how to put the photo into a blog post.

I'm trying to find any events in my area but when I type in my state nothing is found her yet I do see things in Florida how can I locate any events in my area

We do have a group in the Tampa area that I think sometimes meets over your way.  They do have an event scheduled for Sunday, December 9, at Pier 22, 1200 1st Avenue W in Bradenton at 1pm.   

Here's a link to the group's Facebook page:

Do you know how to send a friend request?

Go to the profile of the person you wish to have as a friend and you'll see "Add as a Friend" there. Just click on those words to send the request.

I think there was at one time a list of other SS members so we could find widowed people near us.  Does anyone know what I'm talking about?  And where is the list of regional groups?  Thank you.

Hi Cynthia. Go to the upper right hand corner to the search box and type in your city and state. A list of people should come up. Also here's a link to the regional groups. You can get the link on the home page also.

What happened to the chat room? Yesterday it was between "My Widville" and "Forums" and today it is not there!

Hi Barbee, an email was sent out notifying us of the shut down of chat while they reprogram it for the new site. Hopefully it will be back up and running in January. There have been a lot of people who did not receive the email however. A Widowedvillage chat has been set up on Facebook to support widows/ers during this transition. Thankfully Morgana (Janet) got it set up in time to chat as there were no specified dates when WV chat would be shut down. If you are interested and on Facebook you can let me know. I'm out of town currently though I can get you added or have Janet add you. You may need to become friends with one of us on Facebook. Hopefully others can also read this and know there is support out there to chat if they so desire.

I would be Interested in the Widville chat site too.  I'm on Facebook already. 

Hi Doug! Send a private msg from Widowed Village to Morgan's (Janet) or me with your name on FB. We. Can only add friends. FB rules. I' m currently out of town so may be slower than Janet in responding. Janet has done the set up so she is the best contact. I will also let her know you are interested.

Go to FB and click on Messenger on the left. Under Chats there is a search box. Type Widowedvillage Chat and it will bring it up. When it comes up click on it and type a message. You are automatically a member.

Message me on FB if you have a problem Doug. Look for Janet Lacy-Sellars


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