Etiquette decrees that you still address an envelope with Mrs - the husband's initial - and then the surname even when the husband is deceased so why would you dream of putting "single" on a form or removing your precious wedding band?I`ve no intention of taking mine off either .
I recently had to fill in a form which asked if I was single or married. There was no way I could put single, either.
Not only will I keep my wedding ring on, I now wear my husbands on my right hand, I had it resized.What a bizarre idea, to take your wedding ring off! Does bereavement suddenly make you unmarried, not in my book.
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My next-door-neighbour - his wife has been in a dementia home for over ten years - he does not visit her anymore saying his love for her has died - has just phoned and asked me out to dinner TONIGHT. For heavens sake. I have to say with all truth he would be the last man on earth I would ever fancy even if I was looking! However can't be too rude - he runs a deluxe taxi service and is lending me two black Mercedes and drivers for the Funeral cavalcade!Mind you - I'm not even widowed yet but have heard some very insensitive remarks already! The very week William went into the nursing home, I happened to run into a man I went out with over 30 years ago. I had finished with him because he was playing mind games - I never tolerated game players! Anyway, after hearing William was just gone to a nursing home, the guy had the nerve to ask me out! :-o cheeky b***er!!
I will be thinking of you Diane too - the boys will all be having a great party together.Oh WIFE the 22nd my Tony s is the 21st so I will be thinking of you.It was cream cakes in the supermarket that set me off.I hope all the new arrivals up there have got together and that someone is throwing them a welcome party.Tony always had a fondness for a large single malt at the moment I am making a determined effort to finish off the left over Christmas drinks.Like you a good nights sleep seems to be a thing of the past.I have taken to cuddling his pillow at night but it does not really help.Going to pour myself a large wine and look at old photos.Hope you enjoy your gin and tonic