The Talent Show

DC Widow blog writer Marjorie Brimley and her family watch the elementary school talent show

“Check your email again, Mom,” Claire begged. “I have to know if we made the talent show!” I did. And there was the email – her act had made it into the elementary school talent show. She jumped up and down with joy. “We’re doing ‘Happier’ by Marshmello and Bastille,” she said. “We’re going to […]

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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 […]