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 […]

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DC widow blog writer Marjorie Brimley is kissed by her husband and hugged by her children in a field

The first party Shawn threw for me was for my 24th birthday. We’d been dating since the previous fall and it had only taken him a few months to understand the importance I placed on my birthday. As a kid, my mom had always gone all out on our birthdays and I continued to want […]