1939 - 2004
Whenever I think about my late husband, Ed, I remember the things he said.
His words of wisdom follow me as I go about my daily life.
These are things Ed said to me the last two weeks of his life:
"I love you. I'll always be here for you."
"Pay attention. Remember where you parked the car. Numbers going up mean you're going uptown, numbers going down, mean you're going downtown."
"If the electricity goes out while you're blow drying your hair, this is the circuit breaker. Press it."
"I did stupid."
"Pay no attention to my sister Judy. My sister Judy is crazy."
"George will need a car. He should have the Camry. Don't give it to him. Sell it to him."
"What would you do?"
"Linda is my wife. I love her very much. What Linda says goes. It would make me very unhappy if after I'm gone something should happen..."
"Keep writing. You must. Promise me..."
"What a kicker. We don't have a choice."
Here's to memories, promises, kickers, choices and no choices at all. Here's to making them, living them, working through them and sharing them.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
"...And sometime when I wasn't looking, I got a new life."
Remembering her promise to Ed Sclier to "Keep writing," Linda Della Donna authored, A Gift of Love. It is available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and bookseller stores everywhere.
P.S. Alec Baldwin, call me. I want to interview you. I promise I will be kind.