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Old 03-02-2018, 11:05 AM   #1
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Widow

What a funny word. Widow. So round. So symmetrical.

Widowed. So passive.

Married. Divorced. He took an action leading to his state of being.

Widowed. God ripped the bones out of his back, but here's the funny part... He still stands.
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Old 03-02-2018, 11:12 AM   #2
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Old 03-02-2018, 11:15 AM   #3
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You okay, GS?

Sounds like you're having a sad time today. I'm so sorry.
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Yeah. Woke up with these things in my head. Bad day, not a bad life.
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Snow blowed the widow lady down the road out.
At least I'm doing better than her.
Felling a little better.
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At least I'm doing better than her.
Felling a little better.
Nice haiku.
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GS, I found your original post to be pure poetry.
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Fifteen months after DH's death, I still have a hard time with the "W" word. It conjures up images of a barrel-shaped Queen Victoria, dressed perpetually in black with a hair covering after her beloved Albert died. I'm about to go on a trip and deposit some of DH's ashes in a country where sati (or suttee), the practice of a widow immolating herself on her husband's funeral pyre, was practiced for centuries.

I've just decided that "widow" is only one of the things I am. I'm a retired actuary, a mother, a Grandma, a gym rat, a Church Lady... the list goes on.

GS, I hope you're felling better. I don't know about you, but this winter has been particularly hard to get through- just day after day of cold and grey. Spring will be here soon!
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"Widower" OTOH seems to be some sort of chick magnet. I could cite numerous examples personally known to me.
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"Widower" OTOH seems to be some sort of chick magnet. I could cite numerous examples personally known to me.
I sincerely hope never to find out.
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"Widower" OTOH seems to be some sort of chick magnet. I could cite numerous examples personally known to me.
My Grandpa sure got snapped up fast after Grandma died. It doesn't help that typically women live longer so widows outnumber widowers.

My Dad, OTOH, just recently assured me that he's met no potential replacements for my mother in his new retirement community.
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The winter after my late wife died, since I still had the 5th wheel, I went to Lake Havasu, AZ; old boy there, 90, great shape, full head of thick white hair.....just buried his 3rd wife...said he hadn't known the last one too long, but it was as if they'd known each other all their lives........I told him that, having had to lose one, I don't think I could handle losing three.

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My Grandpa sure got snapped up fast after Grandma died. It doesn't help that typically women live longer so widows outnumber widowers.

My Dad, OTOH, just recently assured me that he's met no potential replacements for my mother in his new retirement community.
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The winter after my late wife died, since I still had the 5th wheel, I went to Lake Havasu, AZ; old boy there, 90, great shape, full head of thick white hair.....just buried his 3rd wife...said he hadn't known the last one too long, but it was as if they'd known each other all their lives........I told him that, having had to lose one, I don't think I could handle losing three.

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I'm with athena'a dad and Nemo. It would be pretty hard to find someone to replace DW and I don't think it would be fair for someone to have to try.
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When I first OP tread I wasn't sure what it all meant but I do now. I have thought about that if it ever happened.
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Hasn't really worked for me.
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Hasn't really worked for me.
Hang in there, man. You will find someone eventually. After my divorce, I was pretty depressed, and figured there was probably no one out there that would ever want to be my life partner again. But eventually I started looking, and after almost 5 years (and a whole lot of bad dates), I found someone who is not only absolutely amazing, she actually wants to be with me! That was almost 17 years ago now, and we are happier than ever. So, don't give up, and don't be too pessimistic. It may take a little time, but you will find her at some point.
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I'm with athena'a dad and Nemo. It would be pretty hard to find someone to replace DW and I don't think it would be fair for someone to have to try.
You will never find anybody to replace your late wife but you may find another nice relationship .
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