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Born in the 50s

Groups are a place to help locate folks "like you," and maybe say "hi."

Welcome to this group's coordinator, Wannabmartha!

Members: 485
Latest Activity: yesterday

Positive Thoughts Forum Discussion

Here's a link to the Forum discussion with "positive" quotes, photos, links, etc.


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Comment by BergenJC yesterday

Google is your friend, folks.  :-)  Delawidowed has a Facebook page, but it doesn't look like a very active group:  https://www.facebook.com/TheDelawidowed

Maybe they need someone to change that?

Comment by Gordy's widow yesterday

Look. Really really look at what you are expecting of yourself.

You are an incredible girl. You are amazing and strong and brilliant. But friend, you are also a human being. You cannot do it all. You cannot always hold everything together perfectly, and you cannot be perfectly composed every single day. It's okay to have 'off' days. It's okay to feel weak and overwhelmed and have meltdowns once in awhile. It's okay. YOU are okay. Everything is going to be okay. It is.

Let yourself be a perfectly imperfect human being. Let yourself feel what you need to feel and process your life the way you need to process it. Let yourself BE in all your beautifully imperfect human-ness. And give everyone else the same grace. 

Bad days will pass, overwhelm will dissolve, and the sun will come up again tomorrow morning, just like it does every day. And tomorrow you will learn to do a little better than you did today. Or maybe you'll backslide a little. After all, you are human, aren't you? 

It doesn't hurt to give your sweet self a break once in a while. 

You are very very very very loved.


Comment by Slick yesterday

Hugs right back to you.Dave.....the area of Drexel has been built up a lot..over the years....it's really a college town...lots of Frat houses.....and Pottstown is still a nice area....

I'm glad some good memories came to you......Peace

Comment by Dave55 yesterday
Hugs slick, the Philli suburbs, not I sorry to say, but that kicked up some memories. My Sue grew up in Pottstown and went to Drexel. So I visited a lot over the years.
Hope you find someone - Dave
Comment by Slick yesterday

I have been looking for widows/widowers close enough to get together for lunch....dinner.....coffee.....conversation....for a long time....I have found people who live 5 minutes away from me....no answer to my message...maybe they're not on anymore or just not interested......I live in the Philly suburbs so parts of DE and Nj.....are less then 30 minutes.....and of course all of Delaware county....parts of chester and montgomery co...are no more then 20 minutes if anyone is interested.....Is this a group Jocelyn?

Comment by Dave55 on Saturday
Always hopeful, I know a widow who lives in Delaware but it sounds like a group?
Comment by alwayshopeful (Jocelyn) on Saturday

Anyone from Delawidowed still around??

Comment by alwayshopeful (Jocelyn) on October 13, 2014 at 6:53pm

I need some help, please. Seem to have fallen out of touch with the Delawidowed group. If anyone has an email, please put in my inbox. I miss my widow friends! Thanks.

Comment by alwayshopeful (Jocelyn) on October 13, 2014 at 6:35pm

Thinking of all of us and sending positive thoughts and big hugs. My love has been gone nearly 2 years now. It still sucks to be without him, but we are learning to deal with our "new" life, trying to go on the best we can, as he would definitely want us to do.

Comment by Gordy's widow on October 10, 2014 at 2:30pm

one foot in front of the other is how you go on... some days that is screaming  and crying and clawing your way through... some days not so much.... what choice do we have..... 


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