Monthly Archives: March 2016

‘Widow talk’ has its own language

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I recently interviewed Linda Andrews, a Maine woman who just published a book on grieving titled “Please Bring Soup To Comfort Me While I Grieve.” It’s a wonderful and totally honest look at spousal loss and grieving. She and I talked for nearly two hours. Some of what we discussed was on the record for […]

Forget stages, my grief flows through seasons

These forget-me-nots populated themselves on the grave of our Brittany dog Rosie, who died before Sassy came into our lives.

My late husband Jim and I enjoyed looking for the first signs of spring together. It was almost a contest between us. The first new green blade of grass. A crocus. Pussywillows. Melting frost percolating to the surface of the driveway, making one end of it a muddy sluiceway. Tom turkeys strutting their stuff in […]