Isn’t it weird when you are asked your marital status and you have to indicate widow? I hate that word. It makes me think of grim looking old ladies in black dresses.
I don’t know why they need to know my marital status. Do widows have marital status? Does a widow have any status in our society today? I don’t think so. Often times our friends drop us, we make some wives feel uncomfortable and we seem to attract sleazy men who think we are desperate for male companionship.
Therefore I think the W word need to be changed. Updated, modernized, more reflective of the 21st century. I have to think about this for a while but my preliminary list follows:
Doe (say it kind of hip hop)
Granted none of these are great but I checked the Thesaurus and dowager doesn’t thrill me either.
Suggestions welcomed. Thanks from the Widow Larrison.
PS. I will be back next Monday. Happy New Year to one and all!