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Bad Time To Be An Idiot Savant

I remember dates like Rainman counted toothpicks. Don’t be flattered that I remember your birthday. I remember Mrs. Friedman’s birthday and she was my second grade teacher. My memory for dates is a talent with no real value, like baton…

Music

Music stirs so many memories and feelings that I’ve been forced to listen to the news while driving. I’m up on current events more than ever before. Jimmy used to have a perfect comeback if someone brought up a news…

An Honest Woman

Jean, my bereavement shrink told me I’m a very honest woman. She said it like she doesn’t come accross one often and that is just weird considering every other session she throws her hands up in the air and announces,…

Living In a Refrigerator

Jimmy hated the winter. He was a big guy so it was always surprising to everyone how quickly he felt the cold. “This wind goes right through me. Why do we live here? It’s like living in a refrigerator” he’d…

My Shrink Sounds Like Jackie Mason

I’m beginning to attempt to use the word ‘died.’ Jean, my shrink says that ‘passed away’ is a cop out. She says that people fumble with the word ‘die’ to keep their loved one present. She insists, “Jimmy didn’t pass…

Superbowl Tradition

Superbowl at our house has been a tradition long before HD TV and flat screens and huge screens. For 30 years at least a dozen guys would gather around our 27″ televison and later our 35″ and last year, Jimmy’s…

Photos From Aruba – Captions By Sky

“Hey, is Daddy copying me?” “When I grow up I want to be just a silly as them…wait, I am!” “Grandma loves me.” “That’s my Grandma under that hat.” “I don’t remember this restaurant.” “I think I like this place!”…

Life Is a Beach

We got home from Aruba last night and not a moment too soon to watch all the shows I had tivoed. My plan was to unpack immediately but “Desperate Housewives”and “Medium” was calling to me, similar to the way Jimmy…

Family Vacation

I’m writing this from Aruba. I know, poor me…sun, beach, pool, casino…Went today with Jax, Glenn, Skylar and Doug, something Jimmy and I talked about doing and probably this would have been the year.In many ways it’s a good thing…

Ironing The Sheets

I just took the sheets out of the dryer. They were still warm and as I folded them I remembered at the very beginning of our marriage 22 year old Jimmy would iron my side of the bed to make…