Does a Wedding Anniversary stop being a anniversary when one partner is gone?
A few days before the wedding my mother, sister and their friends gave Donie a Bridal Shower. The only picture I have of that.That’s probably exactly forty years ago, today. A short forty years. It’s the last three years that have been long.
Our second apartment in Quincy. A determined arsonist tried three times in one night to burn it down, third time we got the hint. Left for good that night, I moved everything we owned the next day. For us, the fastest move on record.
Years of being poor, years of working far to many hours a week, years passing with family weddings, births, deaths and vacations.
On Saturday, I think I’ll go away and have dinner by myself. With my dear wife.