This site is run by widowed people, for widowed people

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.

We're friends, not doctors, financial or legal professionals, and we're not "grief experts." But we are here, and we've been "there."

Born in the 40s or Earlier


Born in the 40s or Earlier

Groups are a place to connect with others you have something in common with. Please get acquainted here and make friends anywhere on the site.

Check the 'Help' tab for more guidance or send questions to [email protected]

Members: 234
Latest Activity: on Monday

Discussion Forum

First post - Aloha

Started by bellgamin. Last reply by Bonnie Jan 6. 8 Replies

My  first post. Aloha from Hawaii. I was born in 1930 when (as they say) dinosaurs roamed the streets of Honolulu.My wife, Imiko, & I had been married for 56 years when she died of cancer. She…Continue

Unfortunately finding myself here

Started by InsideLove. Last reply by Gwamma Jan 5. 8 Replies

My husband died on Aug 28, unexpectedly..I have a grief counselor- her husband passed away at 47 years of marriage too and so, she traveled this path. I do have a grief group, 4 widows 1 widower.…Continue

Joining seven weeks after my wife's death

Started by Neush. Last reply by sis Jan 3. 11 Replies

We seem to have been blessed.  We had a long (43 years) and happy marriage, jobs that we both enjoyed, two daughters and four grandchildren that live nearby, a home and neighborhood we enjoy.  We…Continue

Coping with yearning for dead husband

Started by Noelene T. Last reply by Sun Flower Dec 16, 2018. 11 Replies

 I am new to this group and I lost my husband of 26 years on Valentine’s Day this year. He was 85 and I am not 79. I had been married before but he had not. We had a wonderful marriage and he was the…Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Born in the 40s or Earlier to add comments!

Comment by Faolan on October 16, 2017 at 10:40am
Pets give us a reason to get out of bed in the morning. They are incredible empaths, they know exactly how we are feeling. When I was a girl I had an incredible Border Collie, if I was upset, crying, he would rest his head on my knee and whimper sympathetically. They give us So much for so little.
Comment by ceilya on October 16, 2017 at 10:20am

Barzan you are so right pets are a blessing.  I rescued a dog a few months after Jim passed and as the saying goes "I didn't rescue her she rescued me" and it is so true.   She is such a great companion.  Always there no matter if it is a good day or a bad day.   I can laugh and I can cry she remains the same.  And never tells me that I need to move forward or get on with my life.  So between work, kids , grandkids, netflix, this website and my beautiful dog my mind stays busy and I exist.  Thanks for being here.  

Comment by Barzan on October 11, 2017 at 6:19am

Faolan and Barbee - I'm with you.  I try to watch mostly comedic or romcoms for the same reason.  I need to keep my mood boosted with laughter and happy endings.  There is so much drama and horrific things happening around us that we need all the buffers we can find.

Thankfully, I have my kitty, Milo, who also provided lots of entertainment with his antics.  Pets are great healers.

Have a blessed day.

Comment by barbee on October 10, 2017 at 7:53pm

We got the first month free on Netflix and then it is $9.95 a month. When we go to the theater, the senior rate is $10.50 per person. A BIG difference. 

As to what to watch, I prefer romantic comedies partly because they are so predictable and light-hearted. If there isn't something to laugh about, it hardly is worth the effort! Laughter is an essential part of my day! Of course, there are plenty of biographies, dramas, mysteries, and serious topics to view, but laughing helps keep me sane. Long live I LOVE LUCY re-runs!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Faolan on October 10, 2017 at 4:56pm
There is a subscription, not sure about smart TV, here in the UK it is £7.49 a month. Very affordable considering. I'm all for films that are pure hokum, and stand up comedians, after all, laughter is the best medicine!
Comment by Barzan on October 10, 2017 at 3:54pm
Because it will be coming on my smart tv, is there additional cost? I definitely need to find entertaining shows to keep my from watching all the news programs. They just get me down. My friend says I'll have to take anger management classes if I continue to watch them.
Comment by elaine on October 10, 2017 at 3:18pm

Must check out Netflix, there are very few programs on TV that I enjoy these days and the news is so depressing, I don't watch it anymore. 

Comment by Faolan on October 10, 2017 at 3:13pm
Yes, it can be very therapeutic, anything to take our mind off things and give us respite, even if it is only temporarily.
Comment by ceilya on October 10, 2017 at 1:40pm

I love Netflix.   There are nights I cannot sleep and nothing is on TV and I turn on Netflix.  Sometimes I watch the same movie or series and still hear or see something different.   Lots of choices.   

Comment by only1sue on October 4, 2017 at 6:51pm

Dianne, a tragedy like that traumatises so many people.  (((hugs)))


Members (234)


© 2019   Created by Soaring Spirits.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service