Tag Archives: friends

The Day the Music Died

When Jake died he took many things with him. He took a possible future where Terry and I became doting grandparents and replaced it with a future where we are that old childless couple sitting on the park bench as young lovers … Continue reading

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Well, here it is. Thursday. Thanksgiving. One day before another 28th. Wouldn’t it have been ironic if … well, anyway. This year it feels like someone else’s holiday. Oh yes, I have much to be grateful for. I have a … Continue reading

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In Their Words

In the months since Jake’s death I have received scores of private messages on Facebook, texts, phone calls, emails, voice mails, and snail mail letters from Jake’s friends. I wanted to share some of them with you so you can … Continue reading

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First Shabbat

January 3, 2014 We had our first Shabbat dinner since that terrible day. Laughter and tears as we shared memories. Speaking of Jake in the present rather than the past helped and hurt both at the same time. Helped because … Continue reading

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