The Twilight Saga


February 13 will be the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of OWG. It has been a whirlwind.


Lets share our favorite memories of our year together. Post your favorite comments, links or photos, or just say how you feel about the OWG and it's members, since you have joined.





Thank you DonnatheOlderwoman for creating this group in which we have formed into a sisterhood of the most caring women I have ever had the privilege to know.


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I have been here since day one, since February 13, 2009. Finding the OWG was like an answered prayer. I was so lost. I was addicted and completely obsessed with the Twilight Saga of books and had no outlet to release that obsession. I was completely going insane. I just knew that I was the only olderwoman that was that much in love with a series of books. I thought I had lost my mind. But...I accidentally stumbled upon this site and then this group, and I have forever been changed by it, by the members, the wonderful ladies that I met. I have been forever changed. Thank goodness I was not alone in my obsession. Thank goodness I was not alone in my addiction. Thank goodness I was not the only one that found Robert Pattinson the most desirable man on the goodness for the OWG and her members. I have met some glorious women here and I love, love them all. I am forever blessed because of my accidentall stumbling onto this site and this group. Thank you God for them.

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Below are just a few of my favorite comments and links to a few of my favorite discussions....I have so many that it was really hard to choose just a few, but this is a start.......LET'S SEE YOURS




I really don't know. I have never ever done anything like this before. I have never fallen in love with a series of books or anything else material, like this before. This is the first time I have ever joined a group like this, online or not. I never before would have pictured myself doing anthing like this, or feeling like this about a series of books and their characters.

There is no exact reason to pinpoint why I feel the way I do about these books and their characters. Maybe subconsciously they gave me something I was missing in my life. Maybe it's the magic and wonder of a first and eternal love.

The completeness of an unconditional, heartwarming, pure, true, made in the heavens kind of love, that seemed to be betrayed in this series, touched me in an alarming and unexpected way. The words and feelings captured within the pages, shot right through my body into my soul, instantly becoming a part of me, changing me, altering the way I viewed and excepted things.

Self love and worth comes to mind. I started feeling good about myself and more energized. I wanted to live life, instead of watch it go by. I needed friends in my life, and whala, I have a whole group of friends now.

It's hard to explain the abundance of power I received from reading these books. It's like a bolt of electricity shocked me, waking feelings from deep within, that I thought were never going to resurface again. Excitement once again fills me. I am excited to come onto this site everyday and chat with people who are going through the same feelings that I am. None of us can explain it, but we can deal with it because we found out we are not alone.

It's a good feeling. I love feeling alive again. I personally have needed that for many years. So, maybe it is different for each person. Maybe whatever each of us needed in our lives, whether it be friends, companionship, feelings of belonging, or of love. Whatever the reason, subconscious or not, these books have helped us find whatever it was we were missing.

I've said this before and here it goes again: As soon as we opened the first page of that first book, spell dust blew in our faces, putting an unbreakable love spell on us and giving each of us a gift. The gift of falling in love with the words, the characters and ourselves.

I have gotten lost in the Twilight world, and I never want to be found. I love it here, and I love the way I feel because of it.

It's very confounding, but maybe that's part of it's charm. Maybe we aren't supposed to know the why's, only the results of them.




Stephenie, Stephenie, Stephenie, what have you done to us woman? You have turned me into a Twilight monster. You may as well rewrite your story and put me in it, because that's where I have been since opening the first page of the first book.

As the author of the Twilight Saga series, I doubt that you had any idea what your story would do to us. You probably never dreamed it would have such a tremendously strong effect on people, especially women and girls of all ages. I am an older women and a member of the OlderWomanGroup of the Twilight Saga web site,, and reading your Twilight books has been like drinking from the fountain of youth. I, have been re-energized with the youthful feelings that were so long ago buried deep within me.

Your stories go beyond just words and a layout. There were deep and insightful meanings between the words, lines, and pages. The stories became more, than just what you wrote. It's hard to explain, but it's like a whole other reality was created. Everything became forefront and real, as if we could reach out and touch it. The characters were above just a description on paper, they were everywhere, in our minds, our hearts, and souls. They became part of our lives and will always be. They have touched us in such a strong astounding way and we never want to lose the feelings that that touch has given us.

We are no longer the same people we were before reading your Twilight stories. We are younger. We have hope that an all powerful and consuming love actually may exist. Some of us have come out of our shells and are exploring the world. Some are filled with the extra intensities that have been bestowed on their present relationships. Husbands around the world are enjoying the rewards from those extra intensities. We have all benefitted in some way or another from the powerful feelings we have gotten since reading your stories.

To me your stories have proven to have a universal depth to them. The destined love made from another world, took over, in my mind. As if the stories were meant to be, as were the depth of them, and the depth at which we would love them.

We have analyzed and analyzed these stories inside out and the same conclusions always came up; we love them. We love the characters. We love the depth of the feelings that they have for one another. That feeling has overwhelmed us and sent us into a new realm of thinking, living and loving.

I have been lost in your stories Stephenie and I never want to be found. Thank you for writing down your dream. You will never know the true impact that they have had. Words are hard to hold such an enormous ocean of feelings. Just know that we are changed for the better and your stories are the reason.

Thanks again Stephenie, for your words and characters. I am blessed by having them in my life.






My real name is Debra or Debbie is my nickname.

I have long dark brown hair, almost black. My eyes are hazel, they turn from brown to green, depending on what mood I am in and on the color of clothes I am wearing.

I am 5'4'' tall. I have very small feet and hands. My 11 year old son (Grahm) has had bigger feet than me for the past 3 years.

I am a little bit Crazy Cajun, French, English, American Indian (Cherokee), Spanish and a little bit of this and a little bit of that...just call me a HEINZE

I am old fashioned. I have always thought I had an old soul. I never fit in the time period I was born or lived. I was born in the mid sixties so I don't remember them, but I have always lived as if I grew up in the sixties. I felt as if I were meant to be born much earlier.

I am a very private person. I keep everything inside me. I don't let anyone see the honest to goodness me. My son is the closest one in my family that knows me.

I am a proud person or you may call it stubborn. I don't like to ask for help, for anything. I don't show my weaknesses, such as pain or sadness, things like that.

I am allergic to jewelry. I can wear a watch, if it is lose on me like a bracelet. I can only wear earrings and rings for an hour, two at the most.

I can't eat lettace, it makes me violently ill. I can't chew steak, unless it is melt in your mouth tender. My teeth aren't very sharp. I guess vampirization is out for me. he he

I don't have a favorite color. When I was a kid, it was purple. I guess now I like the earth tones.

I don't have a favorite number. I never did.

My favorite age I think was 16. That's when I met my first love and lost my virginity. But I have only had 4 boyfriends my whole life. Once I am with someone, I am faithfull.

My early to mid thirties was the best time of my life, also the most sexual.

I love to's very relaxing to me and I can just sit back and ponder...unless the fish are really

I use to be very mellow and patient. It use to take a whole lot to make me lose my temper. But once I did, I was a force to be reckoned with. But after years of being a floorboard and letting the people in my life walk all over me, I changed. My temper is not so controlled anymore. It still takes a bit to get me worked up, but not as much as it use to. My patience isn't what it use to be either.

I am the blacksheep in the family.

I have been divorced once. I smoked for 26 years of my life. I have been smoke free for 7 years now. I just quit cold turkey. It didn't go well with asthma anyway.

I am soft spoken and I don't talk alot. I have to really get to know someone good before I will talk with them. I am very shy and subdued. I don't stand out in a crowd.

I can be quite funny at times. It usually comes out of nowhere and my expressions are usually calm, so, it makes it even funnier.

I am passionate. I love to love. I love sex. If you couldn't tell by now. I love pleasure and giving pleasure. I like to have fantasies. They are fun and erotic, that's what keeps the drive alive.

I don't talk politics, or usually religion. I have very very strong oppinions on those subjects and I hardly ever voice it, especially politics. I do believe in God, Jesus, heaven and hell. I pray everyday.

My parents have been divorced since I was 7, and I have 2 younger sisters that I had to take care of while my mom worked. I had to grow up quickly. I didn't have much of a childhood, so when I was 14, my sisters were old enough to take care of themselves, I had a bout of revenge adolescence. I started drinking and skipping school. Eventually, I became a hand full for my mom so I moved to live with my dad. He didn't really care what I did, so I did whatever I wanted. That's when the sheep in me started to change its' color.

We moved around a lot when I was younger. I went to 4 different high schools. I lived in Texas, New Mexico, California and Louisiana.

My profession was Hair Desingner. I had many jobs before that, I worked at a donut shop, a fried chicken place, a convenient store, I sold Avon, I was a secretary, I had a newpaper route, I was a bartender briefly, I even did construction cleanup once. I am retired at present.

I volunteered for many years at the local chapter of the VFW. I ran Turkey Shoots and billiard tournaments.

I have not done a lot in my my life as far as traveling and seeing sites of the world, but I have seen alot of other things in life...the not so pleasant things...too many infact, more than one person should see.

I am losing my hair on my head and getting hair where I don't need it or want it. I am overweight, and I have to wear reading glasses. Oh well, that's life. he he... Of course I have never been thin. I have always been a plus size girl.

I had a miscarriage 12 years ago. That was tough. A year later my son was born. I was in labor for 4 days, front and back labor. They had to do an emergency C-section though because his heartbeat was failing. But all was fine once is was delivered. He is the best thing that ever happened to me.

I usually make jokes about the bad times I am going through. You know the saying: it's better to laugh than to cry.

My mom has Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. She is on a heart and lung transplant list. So, I take care of her. But she gets around better than me most of the time.

I am not married to the man I am with now, he is also 12 years older than me. I call him my husband only because we have been together 13 years. It's not a very happy union anymore.

I use to be very organized. My house was spotless, you could literally eat off the floor. I didn't like it when something was out of place. That all changed when I had a child. Oh, I am still organized a little, but my memory isn't what it use to be, so, when I organize something, I usually forget where anything is. he he

Now, I love the Twilight Saga books. They have made a world of difference in my life...I have been bitten and forever changed.

I am literally in love with Robert Pattinson. I only mention that a gazillion times a day can't get enough of him. I know, I know, I'm

I love life.

I have made mistakes, learned from most, but not all, I'm sure. I probably will make more mistakes, but such is life.

Now you know more about me. Probably more than you wanted to know. he
























"The bond forged between us was not one that could be broken by absence, distance, or time." Bella

Thank You Donna, and Sagamomma... for all that you have done, and continue to do! Like you, I would be absolutely lost without this site!!! I joined in April 2009, at the age of 23! You all welcomed me with open arms, and I have never looked back!! At the time I joined, I had just started reading the Saga, and had no one to talk to about it! And then I found you all!! I have never seen anything like our group. It truly is a sisterhood! I have never joined anything like this in my life! We are different, unexplainable. It's hard to explain how we all just "know" each other so well! I have had the wonderful oppurtunity of meeting several sisters in person, and have made wonderful friends and lasting friendships!!! Stephanie Rose, is my soul sister... she led me to this group, and I thank her for that!! LA, was Awesome! Charlotte was awesome! I can't put into words, how you all make me feel, and how I am glad I found you! I love the Sisterhood of the OWG, Show us your state, Word Association Game, Movie Quotes, and Say it out loud, and all of the book discussions! I also love the comment wall! And I love all of you sisters.... Thanks for being a part of my life!! I LOVE YOU ALL

"I can't bring myself to regret the decisions of reading the saga, because they also brought me...
the OWG and MY SISTERS!"

Great photo collages Ally!!!!
Ally....what a great post!!!

I just love this sooooo much...

""I can't bring myself to regret the decisions of reading the saga, because they also brought me...
the OWG and MY SISTERS!"
I've only been here since December and I'm not good with expressing myself. However I've said it B4 the OWG is my happy place and you lovly ladies make it that way I love U guys.

This is a background I made 4 my computer maybe U ladies would like to use it to. Its the least I can do I had forgotten how to smile when I came here and now...Its like Bella spending time with Jake in NM its just easier then anything else.
wow its like U guys took my feelings and wrote them down I feel the same about all of you and I was also losing it after reading the Saga and then saw the add for this site in the back of BD and found this group and all of U. <3
I was BLESSED to have found this site on May 3. I too thought that my obsession with the Twilight books and movie had me headed down into the pit of insanity. I just couldn't shake it and had worn my family out by trying to talk to them about it. I found this site by the grace of God ( yes..I did.... 'Google it' !!!!). And I thank my dear friend, Donna, for listening to a Higher Power and having the courage to create this site for us. I've never been much of a social person, and had never joined in any discussion boards. This group of amazing women has literally changed my life. I just want to share some of my favorite memories:

1. THE DAY THAT ROBERT PATTINSON TOOK OFF HIS SHIRT: I happened to be off that day and logged onto OWG1 - pictures of Rob filming NM - in Italy - with his shirt off. 'It started a frenzi' and I went berserk! I was crazed to get in touch with my BFF Leslie B. But she was at work. I texted her (she never checks her cell phone), I was SO FRUSTRATED !!! I think I left an urgent message at her home, and then I emailed her to IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE OWG1 B/C Robert took his shirt off. I was shaking with excitement....I can't remember now if we actually talked that night but I know she was AS EXCITED as I was!! Leslie B was my very first friend. She answered my first reply within a few minutes of posting it. I was shaking from taking that big step and actually putting into PRINT my obsession. She welcomed me and the rest is history. I love you Leslie B ....and all that we have and will share.

2. THE DAY THAT DONNATHEOLDERWOMAN CALLED ME: Donna couldn't find 'The Sexy Stars of Twilight' and I offered to pick up a copy and mail it to her. She was sending me a check so she called to find the exact amt. I was speechless - literally hyperventilating and absolutely blubbering; 'THIS IS DONNA THE OLDER WOMAN??????....OH MY GOD...Donna,,,,,,oh .... hi......Donna!!!!????! I felt like I was talking to a rock star. She got a good laugh out of it and I was embarrassed for days after. (but I still think you're a rock star, Donna, and I love you dearly).

3. WATCHING THE Mtv AWARDS AND BEING ON CHAT AT THE SAME TIME WITH LESLIE B. Leslie B and I were watching it 'together' and then screaming to each other on chat IN CAPITAL LETTERS whenever Rob appeared. It was kind of like this; AHHHHHHHHHHHH OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AND LOTS OF !!!!!!!!!!!!! (it was a blast!)

4. MEETING CHELLACULLEN IN NYC TO SEE NM TOGETHER. Chella is that brave lady that stood in the heat and watched for Rob all day when he was filming RM last summer in NYC. I was so blown away by that.... and after she had left a comment on a discussion about her experience.... we started emailing. I was going to be in NYC the weekend that NM opened. She agreed to meet me for breakfast and then we went to see New Moon at 10 am. on Nov. 21. She is the first sister I got to meet in person and it was WONDERFUL to share New Moon with her. We had so much fun we went back the next morning to see it again. Half of my heart will always be in NYC b/c of that fantastic experience and Chella is my beloved NYC sister. I wish I could fly in to experience Remember Me with her.

5. BEING INVITED TO ALLISON CULLEN'S HOUSE: AC and her husband opened their house to BG, Lindy, CarinaCullen, Lita and myself. It was an amazing weekend that I will always hold dear to my heart. I thank her and her husband for their hospitality and generosity. It was another life changing experience for me. I hold you dear to my heart AC.

FINALLY: with gratitude and love to all my OWG sisters. You have all helped me to be a better me and I will be eternally grateful.
forgot these:

6. the day that Lindy arrived at Donna's mom's. We all were on chat anxiously awaiting her arrival. All of us together ...just like we were at the bus station with Donna.

7. Sadly ...the day that Marti died. I knew then this wasn't just a group - we are joined by much more than books and movies. Marti's death impacted all of us and we all reached out to each other in love and sympathy - especially to those that were closest it Marti. She was a very special lady and will always be missed.

8. FAVORITE DISCUSSION "Retort to Obsession" on May 15,2009 by MRS.COPE:
My fellow Twilighters, do you ever get tired of defending how feel about the Twilight Saga? I do. When I first came to the OWG, I was about as beat as beat can be, tired and lonely from the excessive ridicule over my fascination with Twilight. I've come to be able to successfully defended my position with a couple of retorts, which I'd like to share. Feel free to use!

First, the long version:
Anytime those unfeeling folks around you start to nag you about your obsession, just tell them they wouldn't give a fig about your obsession if you obsession were sports.
To put the comparison in persepective, I wish I could get up every morning, throwing back the twilight covers in my twilight jammies, stumble into the shower, scrub myself with my twilight soap on a rope, dry myself with my twilight towel, read the Twilight section of the paper over orange juice in my twilight glass before I went to work wearing my Twilight jersey and cap, carrying my coffee in my Twilight mug. When I got to work, I want to talk to my buddies about the Twilight chapter I read last night, go on about Team Edward vs. Team Jacob and debate whether James or Carlisle was a better coach for their respective team, and who's the baddest vampire, Demetri or Felix. After a long day at work, I want to go to the Twilight bar where Twilight plays on every TV around the room and on the big 16 TV screen mega-picture over the bar while I plan out my strategy for my fantasy Twilight team.
Second, the short version:
"You wouldn't call me obsessed if I was talking about the SuperBowl."
Yay well said. Sports, especially football in the UK, drive me nuts. You can't go anywhere without it being thrown in your face. I wouldn't mind Rob being thrown in my face all the time. I'd certainly go round smiling!!!! Loved the mental picture of Twilight pjs, bedcovers, towel etc.... LOL
So many good one Vicki! I wouldn't begin to know what to pick as favorites except this site as a whole.
Well GOOD GRIEF ......a year already !!! Its just flown by but in a GOOD way !! I joined this site April 9, 2009 .... and what a blessing that was, and I haven't looked back since ! A friend at work who is 62 told me about the books and told me I HAD to read them. I thought.....well she doesn't read anything unless its VERY good, so I decided ok I'll read the first one which she loaned to me. I breezed through Twilight in a couple of days and begged her to loan me the New Moon to read, which she did. But after that I went out and bought the set because it was THAT great !! And then of course I had the same feelings as many of sisters here.....ok I can talk about it with that one lady at work...but...I want to talk about it MORE than just that ! So I started looking for sites on the computer and stumbled onto this one and talk about life changing experiences...well thats what this site means to me.

FRIENDS....thats the very first thing that came to my mind when my BFF Vicki told me that this topic was going to be posted. You, my sisters , have made the MOST difference in my life and I'm so blessed to have you all as friends and sisters. I know I can count on you for laughter, shoulders to cry on, a sympathetic ear to talk to about problems, zany antics in chat to make us all feel like we always have someone here to talk to that UNDERSTANDS our obsession, but most of all for the support and friendship that I have gained by knowing all of you. Vicki and I have emailed back and forth almost everyday since she joined and I know I can count on her as she can count on me....thank you my friend I love you don't know how MUCH your friendship means to me.
Donna...thanks for all you do, for your friendship and the gracious way you run this site. We all appreciate it more than we can tell you. And I am so proud to call you my friend, and I know we'll all still be friends when we all hit 80 ( and STILL loving Rob !! ) you !!
When my dear husband Warren passed away , I felt like I lost a big part of myself. And while that hurt will never heal, with all your friendships, you all have brought me slowly back to feeling like my old self and I have no words to thank you for that.....just know that it means so much to me.

THE MTV AWARDS When Vicki and I discovered the time these awards were going to be on, we got the computers warmed up and just LET LOOSE !!!! Here I am a 53 year old woman and as the awards started Vicki and I were literally running back and forth SCREAMING at the top of our computer lungs, all in CAPS. OMR DID YOU SEE THAT ?? and various other things which I can't repeat here hehehehehe but I'm sure you get the picture !!!! I thought if anyone else could see me now I'd be on the way to a nice room with a white jacket waiting !! But to feel that kind of excitement that usually is reserved for teenagers....well...actually I felt like a teenager that night , screaming along with Vicki at Robert and every expression and every move he made lolololol...and that is priceless to me. Thank you my dear friend, Vicki...I will always remember those awards !

CHAT....The first time I finally got onto chat and talked to many of my sisters and ranted and raved right along with them about Robert, Twilight, Robert, New Moon, Robert, Eclipse, Robert, Breaking Dawn, Robert, the movies , Robert....( do you see a pattern here ??) well lets just say I REALLY enjoy chatting with my sisters and nobody gets charged long distance charges !!! heheheh Talking with you all makes my nights that much brighter and I love every minute of it !!

THE PHONE .....I am very glad that Mr. Alexander Graham Bell decided to invent something as wonderful as the telephone !!! I've talked to Vicki, Donna and Lita on the phone and its just beyond words that first time you hear someone's voice that you have only " talked " to by typing words into the computer !! lol I recommend it for everyone : ) , but I know that those long distance rates are outrageous...but if you get the chance...go for it !!!

SHIRTLESS ROB.....hehehehehe......Here I was....coming home from work.....forgot to check my cell phone cause we can't have it on at work ( hehehe sorry Vicki) .....just a normal day....logged onto my computer and went to my email of course first....and there was Vicki.....YELLING ...OME...OMR.....and telling me where I had to go to see these photos of fingers just couldn't move FAST enough to get there and then OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
THUD.......( me hitting the floor ) . Thank you Rob from the bottom of my heart for doing made this old woman feel like.....hmmmmmmmmmmmm...well like I did when I was 20 !!!! ( can you all see how big my smile is ??????? ) And thank you Vicki for trying to contact me in all ways possible to tell me, short of sending a telegram tell me about Robert shirtless.....sigh : ) .

NEW MOON AND ECLIPSE MOVIES ....While I didn't get to see Twilight on the big screen....there was NO WAY that was going to happen with New Moon. I wish I could have seen it with my sisters but I went with 2 friends from work, and we gasped and giggled and grabbed each others hands and had a great time. But it was a blast getting onto this site and seeing what everyone thought about the movie, the acting, Rob ( sigh ) and the biggest surprise to me was .......Jacob/Taylor. I have been an Edward lover from the very first time I read Twlight but wow....New Moon was not my favourite book, but the movie changed that, it was so great !!! And I found myself for the first time thinking...gee.....I wonder what Bella's life would have been like if she went with Jacob and then I had to shake myself and get back on track with Edward..lololol. But thats a nod to Taylor for the great acting job he did and I know alot of you felt the same way, and you Jacob I know where you're coming from !!! Howl on sisters !!!
And as for Eclipse...welllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll that's going to be ONE great day !! as I'll be with my sisters at Donna's house watching it with them.....if there's an earthquake that day in Kansas you'll all know why !! hehe and I CAN'T WAIT !!!!

In closing.....this site has brought me friends and happiness....2 things in life that all of us need and want and I am very lucky to have found both here, and this is where I'm going to stay for a VERY long time !!!
Donna there aren't enough words to say how grateful I am that you decided to start this site. Think of all of us still alone in our obsession if we didn' t have this site....and crap none of us would know each other....ewwwww....I don' t even want to think about that !! I count you as one of my closest friends and am so happy that you are : ) . I can't wait for July so we can ALL meet and have a blast !!!
Love to all of you !!
Well I honestly cant remember when I found OWG, I am just glad I did!!!! I love it here, it's like a friend that is always there for me.... I love being part of this madness! LOL There is soooo many favorites memories for me. I just want to thank Donna for opening this world, and Saga for all her hard work! Love you all shimmer sistas!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY OWG!!


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