Diary of a Widower

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

‘Home is where your stuff is’

SUNDAY, April 25 – There is a gold-colored metal plate attached to the front door by a single screw, but glued more firmly than I expected.

Tim Overdiek

Jennifer Nolan

Sander & Eamonn

Not any more.  Just removed. One firm blow with the screwdriver and it’s lying on the table in front of me. Graceful lettering.  Spelling correctly.  I had double-checked that in June 2008 when I ordered the nameplate at the hardware store.

I wanted to make sure that it would be on the door when the boys arrived from London: proof that this was their new home. But Jennifer’s motto was ‘home is where your stuff is’.  To which I would add:  But, make sure your name’s on everything.

By removing the nameplate, we lost Jennifer once again.

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