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Widow wonders if she'll ever find love again

Widow wonders if she'll ever find love again

Dear Tante Camilla,

I’m 43 and I’ve been single for about 3 years since my husband passed away and have been on a few dates but nothing has really come from them. My children are busy with sports, school and friends and when I get together with my friends, it’s hard because even though they include me in everything, I’m still surrounded by couples. Do you think I’ll ever get another chance at love?


Looking for love


Dear Looking for love:

You know at my age, a lot of women read the obituaries to see what women have passed away so they can go to the funeral like a buncha buzzards and start swarming on the widower. Ca c’est fou!

Anyway, bonjour, mes amis. This is Tante Camilla ready to give you some advice. So venez ici and écoutez.

This is a tough question for Tante Camilla because after mon cher mari passed away, I never considered finding another husband at my age; but beb, that don’t stop me from looking. But at your age, you’ve still got a whole lifetime ahead of you.

This is my advice to you: find you a nice, chubby man. Don’t worry about the ones who look in the mirror all the time or chase the women or spend more time than a woman getting dressed. You look for the man that’s not going to talk to you right away because he doesn’t think he’s good enough. And that’s going to be the one that is going to treat you right.

Mon pauvre defan Clovis, he was so shy around girls when we was younger. He had ears so big they used to tease him that he looked like a skiff with some pope yaires out. But he loved me more than anything, made a good living and provided our family with a safe home. That’s all you really want in life, beb.

So don’t worry about what everyone else thinks and laissez le Bon Dieu vous aide.

Well, c’est tout pour asteur. When I get another question you’ll get another answer.

-Tante Camilla


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