Widowed folk

A place to get to know one another, speak about ourselves and possibly decide to go out and eat Indian food together...or Japanese food....or Italian....etc

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8 years being a widow

Started by Doreen. Last reply by Doreen Apr 23, 2014. 33 Replies

Hello:   This is the first time I have posted and hope someone can understand what I am going thru.   Been widowed for 8 years and now find I have made so many bad decisions.   Now trying to get back…Continue

Is it our hearts or our spirits that suffer the most!

Started by Kathleen Abbott. Last reply by Barbara Apr 14, 2014. 29 Replies

Hearts are broken every day, unfortunately but "such is life".  With resourceful use of our time, hearts mend and pieces of it will always be reserved for those we lost and loved.  I fear for my…Continue

8 years being a widow

Started by Doreen. Last reply by Rocketship Apr 14, 2014. 13 Replies

Thanks everyone for all your input.   I was making progress about getting my life back and now am sidelined with more stress.   My dog had a fall a week ago and did not see the vet til Thursday as…Continue


Started by John Syme. Last reply by John Syme Jul 29, 2011. 11 Replies

Is love essential to happiness, something two people can grow into (or out of)? Does "friends first" work, or when two people who are good friends get intimate, does it always spoil the friendship? …Continue

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Comment by Linda Blaschek on March 24, 2015 at 5:51pm

I do check FaceBook every day. If you want to keep in touch please feel free to friend me. Hugs, Linda

Comment by Rocketship on March 24, 2015 at 5:37pm

Oh my goodness Linda!!!

You sure have your hands full!!!!   Life can sure come up and hit us in the face when we're least expecting it, eh.   My sincere condolences my friend.

I seem to be in FaceBook a lot but just with my friends.  I've had a very busy winter, and will be heading back to Thunder Bay at the end of April.   I'm very seriously considering making a permanent move to British Columbia next winter.

Warm hugsss Linda.... Please take care of yourself!! 

Comment by Linda Blaschek on March 24, 2015 at 5:13pm

Hi ladies,

I can only say that my daily routine has completely changed. I am helping my daughter manage the needs of my senior in laws. FIL has some ongoing issues and they are both pushing 90 so they are in the struggle of independence balanced with needs. After my friend passed away, so did my mom and my aunt, her younger sister. I am either full of adrenaline or tired. One or the other. Are people going on another Zoomer site? I'd like to keep in touch but I am not posting much anywhere these days. Hugs, Linda

Comment by Rocketship on March 24, 2015 at 2:55pm

Hi Cynthia,

Sad isn't it!!   I guess everything has it's time.  There continue to be newly widowed folks, but they're not seeking out this site.

I'm not sure what to suggest, but if you abolish this site, anyone who is interested in keeping in touch, my email address is

Cheers!!   Helen

Comment by Cynthia on March 24, 2015 at 10:10am

Well do you think that this site should be abolished. No contacts or over 6 weeks????

Comment by Rocketship on February 4, 2015 at 6:58pm

So glad that all went well Linda l!!!


Comment by Linda Blaschek on February 4, 2015 at 5:46pm

Hi Ladies,

Everything went really well. The friends from church attended en masse, the pastor and assistant pastor were very encouraging and inspirational. The funeral home went out of their way to facilitate everything. We definitely celebrated her life. Now that I am on the other side of all this, I realize that I have been mourning her for the past 7 months while she had her ups and downs in the hospital. Enough about that topic.

I am sure your daughter in law will be thrilled with her hand-made sweater especially now!

Keep us posted on your son's progress. Thank God for modern medicine however... hugs, Linda

Comment by Rocketship on February 4, 2015 at 2:09pm

Yikes Linda!!   Blood is thicker than water.... and money is even thicker.

Yes, relatives often forget the wishes of the deceased and want what 'they' feel will make them feel good.

Hang in there!!   Hugssss.....

Comment by Cynthia on February 4, 2015 at 2:07pm

oJust lost my whole letter, maybe it will show up somewhere else on this site.

You are doing a great job for your friend, she would be thrilled with you for handling all off you Go Girl.

I don't seem to have any side effects , so hoping all OK.

I have finished the sweater for my daughter in law in Edmonton, she will need it with the weather there. I out the buttons o as the last sweater I made her never did see the buttons....we have had a good laugh over it.  Am I repeating myself....that is older age int it???

Dry here today but does not look too promising.

My son is coming down from Penticton in March, must be half term. It will be lovely to see them all.

Started work on a Monday instead of Wednesday, tried the 8 in the morning shift, well it was dead, not one person in Emergancy, funny that, everyone waits till 10 o'clock to feel sick enough to come in??????

Came home early will try another time next week.

It seems that my son does have that Ancylosing that is spelt incorrectly.  Still waiting on more  Scans for  lungs and Spine. Hanging in there!!!!

Comment by Linda Blaschek on January 29, 2015 at 6:54pm

Let's just say I needed my big girl panties today! Having been through what we on this group have been through, it amazes me at how petty bickering can occur at this time. Common sense says that it should be all about the loved one, but some people prefer to argue about silliness. Anyway, all the services will be complete as of Sunday and then I can grieve my friend my way. Right now I am in "action" mode a.k.a auto-pilot.

Cynthia, I hope your doctor told you to keep an eye for side-effects. I am not a doctor but is he having you start both at the same time? BP pills can cause light-headedness when you first start so be careful not to lose your balance. Be well!


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