Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


"I let someone in and I had the time of my life."
~Quote from Diane Keaton in the movie SOMETHINGS GOTTA GIVE

It had been my life to go to sleep alone and awaken alone. Suddenly I was blessed with a loving, trusted, gentle companion and years that yielded cuddles and hugs and nightly kisses. Now again I go to sleep alone and awaken alone and the thirteen and one half years have disappeared.

I met him on a Tuesday and my heart stood still. We knew we would never celebrate a  50th wedding anniversary so we celebrated Tuesday anniversaries of the day we met. He died just short of our 700th.

Our courtship is saved on paper. Most of it was done through cyberspace by email. One genuine dinosaur John Wayne and one semi-dinosaur Baby Boomer managing to fight our way into the 21st Century looking for love. His search was due to his doctor's prescription. Mine was just being in the right place at the right time.

We lived a dream. Now I am awake and it is over. The memories will never be over.

Friday, July 26, 2013


I shall return as soon as I catch my breath:) 
Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, kind words and emails.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013


My precious Ron died on Monday afternoon at 3:30.  It is still too new to talk about.  I made sure he heard our wedding song every morning.  

This was dedicated to us by friends as our perfect wedding song:
IN SPITE OF OURSELVES duet written by John Prine