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 50s

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]

Patience (Diane) is the group greeter.

Members: 759
Latest Activity: 1 hour ago

Discussion Forum

Camp Widow San Diego

Started by Kathy. Last reply by Dianne in Nevada Jul 9. 8 Replies

social security widow/widower benefits

Started by Lissa. Last reply by SweetMelissa2007 Jun 27. 16 Replies

Crazy - taxes

Started by KJPE. Last reply by cupspinner Apr 10. 4 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Born in the 50s to add comments!

Comment by shelley on August 15, 2019 at 2:00pm

I thought Froot Loops always had marshmallows.  Or was that Lucky Charms?

Comment by chef (John) on August 15, 2019 at 1:36pm

Yes, there is now a line of Froot Loops with marshmallows. I found a TV ad for them in '98 and '99 online, but ended up emailing the Consumer Services Dept. at Kellogg for a definitive answer. There can be only one introductory product date, after all, and I failed to find the information in either Adweek or Advertising Age magazines. (Go figure...) Will share this keep-'em-on-the-edge-of-their-seats information if/when I get a reply. 

Comment by Melissa on August 15, 2019 at 1:10pm

Tekwriter, there are now marshmallows in Froot Loops? 

That would make them wannabe Lucky Charms. I loved Lucky Charms when I was a kid. Ate them right out of the box, because I liked the texture of them dry.

I need to get to the bottom of this! Thanks for making me smile!

Comment by Tekwriter on August 15, 2019 at 3:53am

When did they start putting marshmallows in froot loops?

Comment by Tekwriter on August 15, 2019 at 3:52am

Welcome LadyHawke I am sorry you had to join us. Do not be hard on yourself. Hi everyone, I remember going through an envy stage after my Mother passed, but I have not done that since my husband has gone.

Comment by KJPE on August 13, 2019 at 1:18pm

Dear LadyHawke, I'm glad you've found our comment wall - we are here to comfort, understand, sympathize, and resonate to all you are going through.  4.5 months is barely a breath of time.  One day it seems like he was just here, and the next day it seems you haven't seen him in years.  Here you will find people going through just what you are going through, and you will find understanding & support.

Comment by Melissa on August 13, 2019 at 11:47am

Hello LadyHawke,

I'm so sorry you have to be here, but you'll find friends who understand. You're so right about time - fast and slow. This is still very new to you, and you do have to take things one minute at a time sometimes. It's very hard to even process information at this point. Take care of yourself, please. Get lots of liquids, eat well if you can. Talk to someone who understands. Take your time.

We're here for you. You're not alone in this journey. 

I wish you peace.


Comment by Barzan on August 13, 2019 at 5:52am

Hello LadyHawke, 

So sorry for your loss and all the grief you are experiencing.  We are all here to listen, share and give comfort to one another.  There is no blueprint for navigating the emotions you are going through.  Be kind to yourself and seek help if and when you need it.  

Big hugs to you.


Comment by chef (John) on August 13, 2019 at 5:04am


You're at the 4 1/2 month mark, which is still relatively new to our experience. Living one day (or hour, minute--even second) at a time is a good approach. It's OK to be taking "baby steps" at this point, because you're learning to walk again. Your observation about time is also spot-on. Please be patient with yourself as you work your way through your grief. I am sorry you had to join us, but we are an understanding group.

Hugs to you as well.

Comment by Tess on August 13, 2019 at 3:52am

Hello LadyHawke. I am so very sorry for your loss. Taking one day at a time is the best approach. The early months seem as if you are in a fog so try and be good to yourself as your body and mind need tender care. I hope you have a good support system, but if not come back here anytime you need interaction. 

Many hugs to you. 


Members (759)


© 2019   Created by Soaring Spirits.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service