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Comment by Carol Scibelli on February 21, 2011 at 6:26pm
Nice of you to stop in from the 60's Supa...can you tell us if the Beatles have arrived in America yet?

Comment by Soaring Spirits on February 21, 2011 at 6:16pm

I know two people who coordinate cruises and so on for widowed people:

One is Travelwriter here on Widowed Village -- she would LOVE to hear from you!

The other is Susan Blumhorst in San Antonio with this organization: (the tours are open to anyone). She is not widowed but works with a terrific organization that does groups for all ages.

(I was "born in the 60s" but popped in to say hi... HI!)
Comment by Susieg on February 20, 2011 at 8:10pm
I would love to travel.  I love cruises., and I would love to go to Yellowstone and travel up to the Pacific Coast...just anything......wannabmartha...let me know...
Comment by Carol Scibelli on February 20, 2011 at 7:27pm
Hi...I was born in 1950 which is good to figure age...nice and even.  I heard 59 was the average age for a widow...I was usual, below average!!!
Comment by Eowyn on February 20, 2011 at 6:56pm
I think that is a great idea!
Comment by wannabmartha on February 20, 2011 at 6:34pm
I was born in 1959 and as all of you, I can't believe that this is my life. I couldn't wait to travel with my husband! After all, we had a plane and tons of motivation to travel. Wow! how that has changed! I've been thinking about how beneficial it might be to travel with fellow widows who had been planning to travel with their husbands.
Comment by gigicarol on February 20, 2011 at 5:28pm


I was born April 1956.   I too thought that we just started to "live"!   Kids are young adults, financially able to take trips and enjoy each other.   I understand that this now is  my new normal, and I must do all I can do to and live for the both of us. 


Comment by cleodoggie on February 12, 2011 at 11:57am
Does anyone know that the average age for a widow is 56?  I don't know where I heard that but that is how old I was when Jim died.
Comment by patter on February 8, 2011 at 2:34pm
Jan 1957..I never thought I would be a widow in my 50's. I always envisioned my husband and I retiring and taking little trips with gray hair on our head..
Comment by Eowyn on February 6, 2011 at 6:51am
I know Carol-- that's when I really realized that I was in new territory ....

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