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Thanks for reading! As the years pass since my husband passed (2006) the themes and subjects of my blogs have changed. For new widows and widowers, I think most helpful for you are the blogs I wrote early on...where you are now. Please use the "archive" button to find any and all blogs from "the bad old days..." to relate, find relief and hopefully, a chuckle, too.

A Widow Joins The Circus

Weird News Live ‘Gong Show’ Gives Break to Yodeling Goat-Milkers, Other Quirky ActsUpdated: 38 days 10 hours ago .Print Text Size Print this pageEmailShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Lifestream David Moye Contributor AOL News (Oct. 26) —…

Dancing With Poor Widow Me

“I wish we had danced more” was one of the last “we” things Jimmy ever said to me. One of the first “I” things I did after he died was to take dancing lessons. Until recently that didn’t occur to…

Rain Check Please!

After the funeral I wanted to be left alone. The suffocating hugs and tears and the “Call me. I’ll bring over a bagel. I’ll scoop it out for you” was kind, but irritating. There was no pleasing me. Bring Jimmy…

A Remarried Widow?

Here’s an inside scoop for all of the non-widowed people out there. At widow gatherings one of the most popular lines is: “People who haven’t lost their spouse just don’t ‘get it.’” I shake my head and say it, too….

Busy Being Peggy Da Pigeon – See AOL story…

Hey, it’s not all about being a widow all of the time.  Sometimes, we just have to spread our wings.  http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/live-gong-show-gives-break-to-yodeling-goat-milkers-and-other-quirky-talents/19684319

Alternate Ending for “Keeping His Memory Alive”

Just to say that I’m writing this blog and the book “Poor Widow Me” at the same time.  It’s a memoir, written from today looking back.  I’m rethinking yesterdays ending to the blog “Keeping His Memory Alive” and I wrote an…

Keeping His Memory Alive

Tomorrow is October 13th – four and a half years since Jimmy died.  The 13th is supposed to be unlucky for everybody, but I was born on the 7th day of the 7th month.  I always knew that the 13th would…

Searching the Internet for ‘Loss’

I was looking for articles about LOSS and this is what I found.  It isn’t exactly about losing a husband, but since mine was heavier than the average husband – is mine a greater loss? 1 pound = a Guinea…

Tempting Fate

Facts you need to know before reading this. 1. Jimmy had a convertible. He’d hop in – well, maybe not ‘hop’ and shout out      “Oh, I love the wind in my hair!”  After 2 miles on the highway my hair  …