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Comment by nicunancy on March 4, 2011 at 5:00pm
Born January 1952-widowed July 2006. I had been married to my high school sweetheart for 33 years. He just "dropped" on a vacation- found out later it was a ruptured aneuryism. It will be 5 years this July...sometimes it feel like forever, other times it is very fresh. I am, I think, a better person now. Not that I would recommend this as a way to grow.
Comment by ander54 on March 4, 2011 at 4:35pm
Hello everyone. Born in '54. Widowed in September 2009 @ 55.
Comment by SusieQ on March 3, 2011 at 7:18pm

  Hi, I was born in 1955. Widowed at the age of 52. Lost my spouse to a motorcyle accident May 2008.  He was doing what he loved.


Comment by wannabmartha on March 3, 2011 at 7:46am

Hi to you,

It's good to have you here. I'm sure you'll find comfort and support from those in this group and others.

Comment by Eowyn on March 2, 2011 at 2:34pm
Had a wonderful dinner with Margo Mayhew in London last night- one of the gifts of Soaring Spirits. We also met with her friend from Widows Rights International and her widowed friend...started off the evening with a discussion of whether the term widow should apply to both men and women. Any thoughts?
Comment by Eowyn on March 2, 2011 at 2:32pm
So sorry for your losses... - well everyone's losses... but here we are with support to offer each other.
Comment by wannabmartha on March 2, 2011 at 12:48pm

Hi there CIN_C2006,

Glad to meet you. I'm sure you'll find fulfilling connections here. I was widowed right before my 50th birthday. It made turning 50 that much worse! I lost my oldest son in the same accident. For me, this has been a great place to gain insight.

Comment by CIN_C2006 on March 2, 2011 at 11:29am
hello 50's....born and now age too. :)  born 1955.....was first widowed at age 51.
Comment by Eowyn on February 28, 2011 at 10:50pm
Not so much.... but hey... it probably means you did something assertive and strong so yes it is... I remember I bought a screw driver with a flower pattern on its handle - lots of fun... and revived my good Ikea furniture building skills..
Comment by Carol Scibelli on February 28, 2011 at 1:39pm
I've been CALLED a that a compliment?

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