‘The silence 24 hours a day is torture’: Widowed 75 Y.O Man Up Poster In Window Asking For Friends

Tony Williams, who is a 75-year old retired physicist, says he often goes for days without speaking to anyone after his wife, Jo, passed away.

He said he feels ‘cursed’ by loneliness after his wife of 35 years, Jo, died days after being diagnosed with cancer during the lockdown. The couple were unable to have children and he has no family that live nearby.

Since the death of his ‘soul mate’, the retired physicist said he often goes for days without speaking to anyone and instead stays at home hoping the phone will ring ‘but it never does’.

Tony Williams isn’t asking for much. But it is heartbreaking!

Tony Williams, 75, often goes for days without speaking to anyone after his wife Jo, also 75, passed away in May

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Williams recently put two adverts in his local newspaper to say he was looking for someone to speak to but received no replies.

Now, he has taken things to the next step by putting a sign outside his window.

The sign reads: “I have lost Jo. My lovely wife and social mate. I have no friends or family. No one to talk to. I find the unremitting silence 24 hours a day unbearable torture. Can no one help me?”

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So in a bid to find a friend to listen to music with, or sit in the garden alongside, he had business cards made, to hand out when he went to the supermarket or out for a walk.

He handed out dozens without receiving a call back, so has now put a poster up in his window asking for pals.

He said: ‘It’s my last resort. I’ve tried everything to make friends, but it feels like nobody wants to talk to me.

‘Not very many people pass my house, but I was hoping it would spread around the community, and someone might reach out.

‘Jo was my best friend and we had a lovely life. But now I’m all by myself. My wonderful wife has just died, and I have nobody.

‘All I want is for somebody to see the sign and phone me up. I just want a nice conversation so I’m not sat in silence all day long.

The retired physicist, who lives in Alton, East Hampshire, has no children and said he often sits at home willing the phone to ring ‘but it never does’ – and he said he feels ‘cursed’ by loneliness

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Without any family nearby, Mr. Williams put two adverts in his local newspaper looking for a friend to chat to but didn’t get any replies

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‘I’m not looking for someone to listen to me cry – I just want a normal person who I can chat to! I can talk to anybody about anything.

‘I spend most days just sat in the house in silence, just waiting for the phone to ring * but it never does.’

Mr. Williams met Jo, a legal secretary, in a bar more than 35 years ago, and their marriage was ‘perfect harmony’.

The couple were unable to have any children, and lived in Kempley, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, for 25 years.

‘We first met one night in a bar, and we got on so well,’ Mr. Williams added.

‘It was just incredible. It was like I’d known her all my life. She was just so lovely.

He had friendship business cards made, to hand out when he went to the supermarket or out for a walk but never received a call back.

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‘Our relationship was always so natural. We had no secrets and we could be totally open with each other – we really were soul mates.

‘Back in Kempley, we both used to get in every evening from work and cook together – with me doing one job and her another – then we’d put it together at the end.

‘Sometimes we’d spend hours cooking, laughing and listening to music together – it was the highlight of our day.

‘We also had a huge, beautiful garden with an orchard. In the summer months, I’d do the gardening, and Jo would come and sit outside with me. Everything was just perfect.’

They moved to near Alton, East Hampshire, last year so Jo could be closer to her sister, Beryl, 73.

Mr. Williams met Jo, a legal secretary, in a bar more than 35 years ago, and their marriage was ‘perfect harmony’

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Mr. Williams’s neighbors said they have offered to help him – but the OAP said he’s after a friend his own age to pass the time

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But Jo fell ill, with what turned out to be pancreatic cancer, shortly after they moved, and died suddenly, just nine days after the diagnosis.

Jo passed away at home, with Mr. Williams by her side, in May, and he said he has lived in near silence ever since.

He said: ‘Now I’m here, completely alone, in the house where my lovely wife spent her dying days.

‘Every time I walk in the room, the first thing I do is look at her photograph.’

Mr. Williams’s neighbors said they have offered to help him – but the OAP said he’s after a friend his own age to pass the time.

His quest for companionship began by placing two adverts, costing £120 in total, in the local newspaper, seeking a friend – but he had no success.

He began handing around printed cards with his details on whenever he visited the supermarket or went for a walk – but gave out 23 without receiving a single call back.

The sign he put up in his window last week, said: ‘I have lost Jo, my lovely wife and soul mate. I have no friends and nobody to talk to.

‘I find the unremitting silence 24-hours-a-day unbearable torture. Can nobody help me?’

Tony said he isn’t close to his late wife’s family, and his own three siblings live far away.

He added: ‘I just want a friend, and I hope my sign will find someone for me.’

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20 Incredible Images of the Olympics’ Athletes That Show What the Human Body Is Capable of

Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been the topic of the internet recently. Even though there was a delay due to Covid, a lot of athletes were in excellent shape to bring golden medals to their countries. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games launched on Friday 23 July with the opening ceremony, although the sporting action actually kicked off a couple of days earlier. It all comes to an end on Sunday 8 August, with the Olympics officially lasting a total of 17 days.

I can’t even imagine the joy one experiences when they have that gold medal around their neck. All the hard work, the sacrifice pay off in the best way possible. And this is not just a personal win, you’re representing a whole country that has its eyes on you in that moment of competition.

What we see on the TV are just the results of a long preparation. If the athlete wins we are proud, if they lose, we are quick to judge. However, today we want to give you the real image of what happens behind the scenes. There are a lot of things these athletes go through in order to achieve that shape and get qualified for the Olympics. Therefore, today we are bringing some of that footage that often goes unseen. Scroll down below to check it out. And let us know what you think of this year’s Olympic games.

1. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz became the first Olympic gold medalist for the Philippines


2. 8 F**king times in Olympics. Take a bow

3. This was Canadian Mark McMorris 11 months ago. Today he is an Olympic Bronze medalist. Amazing.


4. Feet from Dutch Olympic swimming champion Maarten Van der Weijden after swimming 163 km/101 mi in 55 hours to raise money for cancer research


5. After sixteen stages in Tour de France I think my legs look little tired


6. In 2009 J.R. Celski sliced through his entire left quadriceps with his right skate blade at the U.S. Olympic trials


My first major sports injury happened at the 2010 U.S. Short Track Speed Skating Olympic Trials. It was the competition I had to do well at in order to secure a spot on my first Olympic team. The fall happened in one of the last races of the competition, the 500 meters, known for absolute top speed. I fell in the corner and put the front six inches of my blade straight into my quad. I bounced off the pads with the blade still in my leg, looked down, and had to pull it out myself because of the awkward position that I was in.

I completely severed the VMO “teardrop muscle” and luckily barely missed the femoral artery which might’ve been the end. It was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever gone through, especially because in the moments after, I started realizing that I might not be able to achieve the goal I set out for in the first place. If not for the people around me including my family, friends, and medical staff, I wouldn’t have been able to get back on my feet, especially in time to go to the Olympics and win two medals.

7. The Difference Between Gold and Silver in the 15km mass start Biathlon


8. I Was Born With A Condition: Pectus Excavatum. Which I Know Sounds Like A Harry Potter Spell. My Deformity Began Appearing Around Age 10


My name is Cody Miller. I am not a typical Olympic swimmer. Like most sports the taller you are the better… Most swimmers are incredibly tall, well above 6ft… I’m 5’11 and only weigh 170lbs. More often than not, I’m the smallest person in the pool.

My condition puts stress on my respiratory system. Tests have shown that my sunken sternum and odd placement of other bones have caused a reduced lung capacity… To what extent is unknown. Doctors have said my maximum breathing capacity is likely reduced by 12-20%. Also… I’m diagnosed as asthmatic… Which I learned, from studies run on me in college, has nothing to do with my pectus condition. I live with difficult circumstances as a swimmer. Despite my disadvantages, I’ve dedicated my life to swimming… And I’ve never given up. Like a lot of you, I have struggled with body image problems throughout my life. I struggled with my appearance from a young age. I was a kid who was afraid to take off his shirt in gym class… people thought I was weird. At swim meets, I walked around the pool deck awkwardly while people stared and pointed at me.

I was weird and abnormal… However, I’ve realized this: No one is 100% satisfied with the way they look. Everyone has something about themselves they dislike. And that’s OK! Professional athletes, models… everyone has their own insecurities! I’ve embraced the fact that I have a giant hole in my chest! It’s OK! Monday night. June 27th, 2016 in Omaha Nebraska. USA Swimming Olympic Trials took place at the CenturyLink Center live on NBC, in front of a crowd of 17,500 people, I swam in lane 5 of the Finals of the men’s 100-meter breaststroke.

Only 2 athletes per event qualify for the Olympic Games. 2 swimmers to represent the U.S.A in the 100-meter breaststroke… I’d been dreaming about this moment my entire life. One wrong move and it’s over… The pressure of a lifelong dream… Years and years of training. Thousands and thousands of hours of preparation for a race that lasts 59 seconds… 2 lengths of the pool… 1 start… 1 turn… 1 finish… 1 moment… 1 opportunity… I did it… The feeling is still indescribable… I qualified for the Rio Olympics. My new Olympic teammate and I hug. Seeing the Olympic rings next to my name… I try not to cry… I did… like a baby…

9. Never forget that Australia’s first ever winter olympics gold was won because the guy was coming dead last and everyone in front of him fell over.


10. Team USA Basketball Player Deandre Jordan (6’11”) and Gymnast Ragan Smith (4’6″)


11. An x-ray of a gymnast performing an exercise


12. Leg muscles of the first perfect 10 in olympic history, at age 14. Nadia Comaneci


13. Ex-World Champion Cyclist Janez Brajkovic Leg After A Race


14. The hands of Olympic swimming champion van der Weijden after a 163km swim


15. Hungarian weightlifter Janos Baranyai’s right arm gave, ripping apart ligaments and muscle under the weight

He pushed himself to lift 148 kilograms (326.3 pounds) during the men’s 77kg weightlifting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

16. Acrobatic Gymnastics Elite And Level 10 Training Camp At Karolyis Olympic Training Site


17. USA Men’s Volleyball Player David Lee 6’8″ and USA Gymnast Simone Biles 4’8″


18. Anyone want to hold my hand


19. Verified on the eve of US nationals


20. When you spend every day on a bike vs. When you retire and ride casually


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