The Closet

DC widow blog writer Marjorie Brimley's closet with Shawn's leather jacket hanging alone

I am a minimalist. So was Shawn. We both hated stuff, and made sure to clear out anything that wasn’t being used frequently. In fact, a friend came over the other day after I cleaned and jokingly asked, “what happened? Did you get robbed?” I laughed. Shawn would have been proud. My kids know that […]

New York, New York

DC widow blog writer Marjorie Brimley's daughter Claire outside a subway station with her cousin in NYC

“Woah,” Claire said as we came out of the dark tunnel and into the sunshine.  “This is New York?  It’s AMAZING!” We had arrived at Penn Station for a special birthday trip to the Big Apple.  She’d been to New York before, but she didn’t remember it.  This trip was going to be different.  We […]