Dear readers, I haven’t posted recently because I’ve been keeping a deathwatch for my dear and lovely husband. It has been a strange, disorienting time, with night turned into day, and sorrow alleviated by funny and affectionate stories about him.

Howard died this morning, holding my hand, in blessed peace at the end of a long and difficult journey. It’s rare for me to be lost for words but today I am, so my blog page is going dark for a while. I’ll be back, of course.

Here is my man in happier, healthier times. Already I hear him whisper, ‘Seriously, Laurie? Is that the best picture you could find?’


  1. Jane on May 19, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Deepest condolences and sympathy for your loss, Laurie.

  2. Helen on May 21, 2020 at 7:52 am

    So sorry to hear it, Laurie. And glad that you were with him and that he had a happy, peaceful death. Soon you will be able to take comfort in all the happy times you shared.

  3. Jo Maddox on May 27, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    So very, very sad for you Laurie. You were there in his last days. Remember Venice and your love. I’ve just rerereread The Future Homemakers of America and am half way through Early Birds once again. Awful to think when I am enjoying your humour you are going through a dreadful time. XX Jo Maddox with love

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