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Thanks for reading! As the years pass since my husband passed (2006) the themes and subjects of my blogs have changed. For new widows and widowers, I think most helpful for you are the blogs I wrote early on...where you are now. Please use the "archive" button to find any and all blogs from "the bad old days..." to relate, find relief and hopefully, a chuckle, too.

Alternate Ending for “Keeping His Memory Alive”

Just to say that I’m writing this blog and the book “Poor Widow Me” at the same time.  It’s a memoir, written from today looking back.  I’m rethinking yesterdays ending to the blog “Keeping His Memory Alive” and I wrote an…

Keeping His Memory Alive

Tomorrow is October 13th – four and a half years since Jimmy died.  The 13th is supposed to be unlucky for everybody, but I was born on the 7th day of the 7th month.  I always knew that the 13th would…

Searching the Internet for ‘Loss’

I was looking for articles about LOSS and this is what I found.  It isn’t exactly about losing a husband, but since mine was heavier than the average husband – is mine a greater loss? 1 pound = a Guinea…

Tempting Fate

Facts you need to know before reading this. 1. Jimmy had a convertible. He’d hop in – well, maybe not ‘hop’ and shout out      “Oh, I love the wind in my hair!”  After 2 miles on the highway my hair  …

Why Didn’t Mathman Call?

Mathman hasn’t called me.  Did he lose my number? I guess I didn’t make the grade. I weighed the pluses and minuses of our relationship. Maybe we weren’t equal. When I mentioned pie, I meant apple and he was talking 3.14. No…

Can Math Be Funny?

I met a man.  We had lunch.  He’s a math teacher.             Something doesn’t add up.

Retail Therapy?

Give me a break! And, I don’t mean on the price. The expression ‘retail therapy’ is trotted out by anyone who needs an excuse to shop. This is just like “comfort food” is a reason to stuff our face with…