Tag Archives: widow

Turning Sixty

Over the past few years, I’ve begun to feel age. I feel it when I turn my left arm sideways to grab something or when I extend it over my over my head (torn rotator cuff), but I decided to … Continue reading

Posted in Moving On | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WHAT THE DEAD DON’T KNOW

WHAT THE DEAD DON’T KNOW My husband, Michael, doesn’t know that President Obama won reelection. He knows nothing about Hurricane Sandy. He doesn’t even know that the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in a sweep over the Tigers. … Continue reading

Posted in The Widow's Corner | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Street Walking

Street Walking By Terry Ratner, RN, MFA She walks the streets by my house. Denim jeans hide the thinness of her legs. A fanny pack buckled around her waist conceals the pack of cigarettes she needs to get through the … Continue reading

Posted in Moving On | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Across the Street

  Across the Street   The man in the house across the street is dying. I began to notice it two years ago when he suddenly stopped coming around to do chores such as raking, fixing electrical outlets that weren’t … Continue reading

Posted in The Widow's Corner | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Last Dance

  October 5, 2011 The Last Dance It’s not for me to say you love me; It’s not for me to say you’ll always care. Oh, but here for the moment, I can hold you fast And press your lips … Continue reading

Posted in The Widow's Corner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

TELLING A STORY WITH PHOTOS \ July 17, 2011

MY MARRIED LIFE IN PHOTOS This is my husband and myself when we were happy—-*********************************** I’m married in the above photo. The pose is one of contentness as I surround myself with flowers in full bloom.  My son-in-law took the photo at Michael’s surprise 65th birthday party—before … Continue reading

Posted in The Widow's Corner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments