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: 772
Latest Activity: on Thursday

Discussion Forum

Little Family?

Started by Hope. Last reply by Jules on Thursday. 7 Replies

Anniversary Today

Started by jlsrdh. Last reply by jlsrdh Oct 5. 7 Replies

Comment Wall


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

Comment by booktime (Susan) on October 10, 2019 at 2:50am

Jules, talk to your financial advisor. I have one and he has assured me that I can travel if I want to. I just don't want to yet! for the same reasons you mention.

On another note, my husband was a hard worker all his life but did not have much to leave me - no pension and very little savings. I am currently on his social security and thank him every day for that but it is my own investments which will take care of me. Is there anyone else like this? I always hear how someone's husband left them taken care of. I am not being petty - I truly am grateful every day.

Hugs to all.

Comment by Gary'swife on October 9, 2019 at 9:20pm

Just saw Elizabeth Olsen on a late night show, talking about appearing in a series called "Sorry for your loss", which is on facebook live.  Has anyone watched this?  It's now in it's 2nd season.  

Comment by Barzan on October 9, 2019 at 3:08pm

Jules, my girlfriend and I are going on a cruise next fall.  Maybe you’d like to go and that way you’d have someone you know on the ship.

Comment by Jules on October 9, 2019 at 1:19pm


i was thinking about a cruise too! I’m very nervous about doing this alone be though because I’m pretty shy around people I don’t know. Self confidence is not exactly me either. In theory a cruise sounds fantastic but actually pulling the trigger??? I’m told my husband left me well taken care of but I don’t know what that means. I’m afraid of spending much money until I’ve talked to a financial planner. I also agree it’s you, sharing a room with someone I don’t know would be WAY out of my comfort zone.

Comment by irishlady (jan) on October 9, 2019 at 12:26pm

Thank you Muns and Mary...I am presently researching to see if any places near me offer free or reduced prices. 

Comment by Mary on October 9, 2019 at 10:11am

Some rescue groups also offer a discount to seniors.  Sometimes it's just on the senior animals, but not always.  If you look on Petfinder, you can find a list of rescues/shelters in your area and look on their websites.  I'm always in favor of going thru rescue when you can (even though they can be a pain, at times).  Most of the animals are in foster homes and the fosters can usually give you an idea of the personality and temperament of the dog/cat.  A lot of rescues get their animals from a shelter, so if you adopt from them they can take another from a shelter.

Comment by Muns on October 9, 2019 at 9:19am

irishlady, I know in my area shelters often have a no adoption fee weekend when they become overcrowded.  Good luck on finding your fur baby.  They really do provide comfort and company.

Comment by Claire on October 9, 2019 at 7:12am

Athena53, thank you for sharing this information.  I'm going to check that group out. 

Comment by Athena53 on October 9, 2019 at 6:33am

On my last cruise I met a group of women from "Women Traveling Together"- it's an organization that chooses from existing companies (my cruise was a ship under 100 passengers on UnCruise) but gathers a group of women who go on the same tour.  It was clear that many of them had traveled together before and had become good friends- a wide mix of ages and marital status.  They can assign a roommate if you want- that's not my thing.  I like my space and pay the Single Supplement.

Comment by NoLongerInBergenJC on October 8, 2019 at 6:57pm

I'm starting to think that a "widowed cruise" over a holiday sometime might be just what the doctor ordered.  I've been mulling over solo cruising for quite a while, but haven't gotten up the courage to do it yet.  I have to admit that I'm a bit princessy about cabins because I do love a balcony, and that of course makes them more expensive.  Some people love them.  I may at some point try a shorter cruise even if I'm not interested in the ports, just to see if it's something I enjoy.  I tend to feel in crowds like I'm the chubby weird girl in high school again but it would be a good idea to get over that.


Members (772)


© 2019   Created by Soaring Spirits.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service