Team Brimley

DC widow blog writer Marjorie Brimley and her three children in front of the Trevi fountain in Rome

I really never thought I’d do a guided tour anywhere. Especially Italy. I remember being a student here, watching the crowds of tourists following a guide with a little flag and thinking, “what lemmings. I’ll never be like that.” Well. 3 kids later, with no partner of my own, the tour started to look really […]

Brave or Stupid

Children of DC widow blog writer Marjorie Brimley look out over Rome Italy

I noticed the woman behind me gazing at my kids.  Her own children, probably college kids, stood next to her, immersed in their own worlds.  She caught Claire’s eye.  “Are you excited to go to Rome?” she asked. “Yes!” Claire said.  “My mom says it’s going to take 9 hours to get there.  And when […]

Sick Day

Claire Brimley daughter of DC widow blog writer Marjorie Brimley makes muffins in their kitchen in a blue robe in Washington

The call came from the nurse just an hour after school began. “I have Claire here in my office,” the nurse said, “she’s got a fever and is complaining of a headache. I need you to come and get her.” My dad was back in Oregon for the summer, and so this meant that my […]