Category Archives: marriage

Not Long Enough

In Honor of My Parents’ Seventy-Second Anniversary April 18 Four  middle-aged couples, myself included, sat at a dinner table littered with wadded napkins, half empty coffee cups, and spots of dribbled food. Our conversation ranged from football, to restrained politics, … Continue reading

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The Mourner in the Corner

Remembering the Father of My Children On this Father’s Day, I am thinking of my children’s father, and  my children. At his funeral last December I was the “mourner in the corner.” Widows can weep openly,  but ex-wives ache–ache over lost … Continue reading

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Embracing the Good

My children’s father lies in a coma, stricken by a stroke in his brain stem.  Although we are no longer tied by marriage, and we are each happily married to other people, our children are like double-sided tape–they bond us … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to a House

Remember the round we used to sing around the Girl Scout campfire? Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other’s gold. Can the same thing be said about houses? I mean, most of us can’t … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Reminiscing

Having recently moved  from my native Midwest to the saguaro studded deserts of Tucson, Arizona, my heart yearns for good friends I left. Many memories center on dinners where we gathered to eat, drink, and laugh. My father would often … Continue reading

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