Category: Marriage

My Mother’s Face

After my father died, I found this photo in his bedroom. It was leaning against the mirror of the vanity where my mother had sat painting her nails in a room dark except for the small lamp, her red nails gleaming in the dim… Continue Reading “My Mother’s Face”

Sharing a Cell

All I can say is Thank God, after all these years, We still get along

Pandemic Marriage

Four kids, seven dogs Get the big bottle of rum I’ll wait in the car

The Frosty Limits of Love

So what would you do for love? Walk across the country? Swim the English Channel? Sit on a metal bench at Lambeau Field with 80,000 football zealots in -30 wind chill? For four hours while the sun went down and the wind kicked up… Continue Reading “The Frosty Limits of Love”

My Old Man

Sweet sly vanishing Firefly flashing flying gone Smile before the laugh

Skater Guy

My husband told me this morning that he had a dream about us. In the dream, I was in Key West and he was in Key Largo. If you know the Florida Keys, you know that Key Largo is about ninety miles from Key… Continue Reading “Skater Guy”

Lunch at Brownie’s Cafe

“How’s your omelet?” “Good,” he answered. “Unusual, because there’s cheese inside and on top, too.” But it wasn’t gooey, drenched in cheese, the omelet was dry with brown edges like the cook wanted to make sure everything was cooked hard. It was how I… Continue Reading “Lunch at Brownie’s Cafe”

Valentine’s Day 2019

Love isn’t a mystery. Loyalty, resiliency, and kindness are mysteries. And humor. Humor is definitely a mystery. And a gift. I have been in love with many people who weren’t funny. They were thrilling at first but ultimately gave me a headache. If two… Continue Reading “Valentine’s Day 2019”

Tough Love

The spot on my back is gone. It had been there for weeks like stubborn lint on a white sweater. I’d visit it a couple of times a day, feeling its rough edges with my fingers. In the morning, I’d reach under my pajama… Continue Reading “Tough Love”

Big Hearted

For Valentine’s Day, I bought my husband a used CD player that I found on the shelf at the St. Vincent de Paul Store in Madison. It had the instructions and extra plugs taped to it, giving the illusion that maybe it had never… Continue Reading “Big Hearted”

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