Diary of a Widower

Daily entries by a husband, who stayed behind with his two sons

Playing dead for ten minutes

FRIDAY, November 13 – There was only the one letter on the doormat. From Swarthmore College where Jennifer went to school.  It was a  letter of condolence which contained this notice: ‘In keeping with our tradition, we will place a book of remembrance in the McCabe Library Collection in which is engraved JENNIFER  M. NOLAN, CLASS OF 1990.’  I burst into tears, fell to the floor, and lay there crying until Elsa came down the stairs and lay down against me. After ten minutes playing dead I got to my feet.

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