Tag Archives: loss

Where We Met

Whenever I find myself in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Great Hall, I think of Bill. It’s where we went on our first date, the room that launched a romance. We were leaving after spending an hour or so talking … Continue reading

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Frankly Speaking

No, I’m not about to give a confession. Frank was my father’s name, or Frankie to those who loved him, which now explains why my mother called him Frank. I remember the night after not seeing or even speaking for … Continue reading

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Singin In The Rain

I want to be with Carrie… were apparently Debbie Reynold’s last words before she passed away, yesterday, from a stroke, at 84. When I say I’m shocked, she died a day after her only daughter passed also of a heart … Continue reading

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No More Mimi

Yesterday Mimi, my friend and neighbor, left, moving to Washington where I will more than likely never see her again. Yeah, I know, it’s not so far, but as she said good-bye, I knew, we were at the end of … Continue reading

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Missing Mimi

My 89 year-old neighbor, who’s lived in my building since the year I was born, is leaving to move into an assisted retirement community in Washington D.C after being diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s. Boy, did I not see that one … Continue reading

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Toodle-oo Tallulah Girl

Got some sad news.  My little Bishon friend is moving to Atlanta rather than Connecticut where there was hope we’d see each other again.  Her dad has gotten a job there, so they will be gone by the end of … Continue reading

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Karmically, the rate things are going, I must have been a toad in another life. There’s a great line in the film Body Heat when William Hurt’s character says, “There’s so much shit comin down, I need to wear a … Continue reading

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New Year Expectations

We’re embarking on a brand new year. Like everyone, I look to it like a clean, white canvass. 2014 certainly wasn’t a fruitful one for me, but being a optimist one time removed, I have faith in the coming one. … Continue reading

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Case Of The Missing Panties

I’m very disturbed due to the whereabouts of a beige, lacy thong last seen in my bathroom sink. I came home from work, pooped, but like a good Catholic girl (though lapsed), rinsed them out in Ivory and put them … Continue reading

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All Things Pass

As I sat down to write, it was hard for me to switch gears from gravitas to silliness. Yesterday’s elegy to Nora Ephron left me in a heap on my bed. I realized there has been quite a bit of … Continue reading

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