I still have a hard time filling out paperwork that asks marital status. In some cases like SS you HAVE to answer widowed. BUT..after you do that the next question is When did this marriage end?? I just lost it. To ME that was pouring salt in the wound. So, It's not just people's verbal remarks...paperwork should be more sensitive. I had already answered date of death!!!! I just cringe when I see some of the things on here that some of you have endured. I must admit no one in my family or friends have offended me. It's people I don't know so I can deal with that a little easier. OMG, as I am writing this, the news is on and they just told a story about 2 family members who stole a $500 diamond ring off the body of a loved was while she was in the casket at the funeral home!!! Try getting through something like THAT!!!!!
Here's another idea !
We could hang out at the airports and make new friends, and shave our heads and hand out flowers, and be over nice to people !
Dotti after almost 10 months I still wear my wedding ring too. I don't know if I will ever take it off, and it is nobody's business whether I do or not. They will only know our pain when they experience it themselves.
Take care Yvonne
My last post didn't make it on here for some reason.
So now that I've sleep on this, here's what I think we should do.
I think we should start our own gang of widows and widowers, with black leather vest and have a big black widow on the back of it. We can carry mace, and stun guns, and our canes and walkers with us. Our slogan can be; Talk to me at your own risk ! Just a thought ! Tom
Oh wait I have another one "Are you going to sell your house, I know someone who might be interested" Why in the world would I sell my house?? All our memories are here. I tell ya I have less and less patience with people anymore.