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Athena53 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2016
"Well, it happened to me already- 8 months after my husband's death I got the first "So, are you dating again?" question.  Weird thing is, it came from my financial advisor.  He's a nice guy, lives halfway across the…"
Monday
Athena53 replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"You should be able to get good results from just going to SS.  I went there the Monday before Thanksgiving and they had signs up saying you might want to go on-line because it would be a short, busy week in the office.  I waited and the…"
Jul 10
Athena53 replied to Anna's discussion A good read about dating (and dealing with judgmental people.)
"This was timely- although a former HS classmate who's a social worker also posted it on FB.  He lost his first wife early, remarried a younger woman and now has a couple of school-age kids. He's 64! This weekend a guy I knew in…"
Jul 9
Athena53 replied to Riley's discussion just joined this group in the group Long-Term Illness
"Surprising how many of us lost husbands to the same disease.  I guess Ron and I were lucky in that he wasn't a candidate for anything other than Vidaza, and one round of that did no good.  He was 78 and his body was already weak and…"
Jul 8
Athena53 replied to Riley's discussion just joined this group in the group Long-Term Illness
"You can't second-guess yourself.  I still hang out on the Acute Myeloid Leukemia page on FaceBook and Stem Cell transplants seem to be the only hope for something close to a cure.  Unfortunately, the success rate is pretty low and the…"
Jul 7
Athena53 replied to soul's discussion Overwhelmed ...
"Darned good suggestion! (I'm not a lawyer, either.)  Who can get away with charging $700/hour for ANYTHING, let alone something that ends up making the situation worse?"
Jul 6
Athena53 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Barzan, I had plenty of practice traveling alone before and during the marriage- I traveled on business and frequently had a weekend day (or a whole weekend) to myself in cities such as Delhi, Bangalore, London, Brussels, Munich, Zurich-- a fun…"
Jul 2
Athena53 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Barzan, I also traveled with DH to many wonderful places.  I made a slideshow with pictures of us in various places and had it running in the church narthex (lobby) after his funeral!  Yes, you can still share stories even if your…"
Jul 2
Athena53 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I know what you mean, NolongerinBergen.  When my husband and I lived in Bergen County we never went into NYC- too much traffic, too much time, too expensive.  We moved to a KC suburb and did a lot more- we could go to a concert in a…"
Jun 30
Athena53 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"You may not need to over-think it, Susan.  I retired one week after I called DH and said, "I think I'm going to quit my job on Monday".  Finding things to do was not an issue.  I signed up for a Geology class at the…"
Jun 29
Athena53 replied to desare's discussion i just dont know what to do
"evadiva, I hope not!  I lost my husband last year; I'm 64.  We were homebodies, too, to a certain extent- rarely entertained, didn't go out to eat, didn't do things with other couples.  In some ways, that last part was…"
Jun 28
Athena53 replied to lowrsr (Sherry)'s discussion Wedding Rings in the group Widowed in 2016
"Very pretty- I'd never heard of a mourning ring before other than the ones I'd seen in museums containing hair of the loved one woven into designs.  What are the stones- onyx, hematite or something else?"
Jun 28
Athena53 replied to lowrsr (Sherry)'s discussion Wedding Rings in the group Widowed in 2016
"One thing that occurred to me is that I could do what I did with the eternity band from my first marriage- I had it made into half-hoop earrings and was happy with the result.  I could do that with DH's wedding band, mine, or both. …"
Jun 28
Athena53 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I lost my mother the month before my husband died. Both were expected but the last half of 2016 was pretty weird.  Mom was 85 and I knew no one lasts forever on this earth.  Fortunately, my Dad is still alive and I talk to him…"
Jun 27
Athena53 replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"Absolutely not!  Look what we lost.  Our loved one is irreplaceable but at least to me, it feels better to interact with other humans, especially people I've known for a long time.  And I miss hugs. Not the chaste side-hugs of…"
Jun 21
Athena53 replied to Leeky's discussion The Long Good-Bye in the group Long-Term Illness
"Thanks for this, Leeky- a lot of it really resonates with me.  I didn't have the long goodbye you had, but it was clear that my husband Ron was failing fast in the last year or so, and he'd been diagnosed 10 years earlier with a…"
Jun 19

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At 2:46pm on November 28, 2016, wannabmartha said…

So sorry for the reason that you’re here but glad you’ve joined us. You’ll find insight, understanding and support here at Widowed Village. We’re traveling the same road together some further down the road than others.  Join a group when you’re ready to get better connected. Participate in a forum and/or chat anytime. If you have questions, feel free to ask. There is always someone around willing to help. Below is a link that you might find helpful as a new member.

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