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Polling our loyal readers -- best place to retire?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patience (Diane) Jan 26. 1 Reply

Any tips on retirement locations? I'm not there yet, and I could just stay where I am (Gee, why not live in one of the most expensive areas in the ENTIRE country?!) but it's good to plan ahead.I like…Continue

Veterans Day Greetings! (to U.S. Widville friends)

Started this discussion. Last reply by david1980 Nov 11, 2015. 3 Replies

Just a note of thanks and remembrance for all our vets, both widowed and on the site, AND our significant others who served and are not with us anymore. Would love to hear your memories of service.As…Continue

Tax Time Sucks!

Started this discussion. Last reply by kln82 Oct 19, 2014. 5 Replies

Have just about finished my (extended deadline) income tax filing for 2013. I now realize why I had put it off so long, even though I'm a CPA and should know better. It was almost unbearable. I had…Continue

Need advice WNers, so overwhelming to plan a second memorial event

Started this discussion. Last reply by widow85 Mar 31, 2014. 1 Reply

The girls and I are planning to scatter my husband's ashes in the ocean off Long Beach, NY, where in his younger days he worked at his grandfather's deli. We thought this would be a good time to get…Continue


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At 9:15am on February 26, 2014, Lisa (lost) Lamb said…

I'm so sorry for your loss and the reason you are here, but I hope you will find the same hope and understanding that I have. This is a safe and soft landing for all of us! Welcome!

At 5:59pm on February 25, 2014, Joyce said…

Welcome widow85: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I hope you will find the same comfort and understanding here at Widowed Village that I have. In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and lurked in chat. Post and join in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It"


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