The Remains of the Day

jerrle 29I was at Shalom Memorial Park and Cemetery in Arlington Heights, IL, today, spending our “first anniversary” with my honey. She’s there under the flowers, fixing her hair and straightening her attire. I will miss her forever, but as long as there are flowers and grass and sweet-smelling air, I will be all right. Her bronze grave markers are being cast as we speak, which is why this aluminum name plate looks so un-named–JERRLE MILLER GERICKE is there, just too faint for my iPhone to catch. Thank you all for your wonderful messages. I shall respond later this week. And yes, I am, surprisingly, at peace today. Whoda thunk it?


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