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12 November 2008

Widow for a day (The Boston Globe Magazine - 16 November 2008)

Bostonglobepageone An essay about my anticipatory grief during my husband's deployment appears in the November 16, 2008 issue of the Boston Globe Magazine. 


Funerals always remind me of my father's funeral. So when I received an invitation to attend the memorial service for two soldiers killed in action during the same Iraq deployment in which my husband was participating, my first inclination was to respond, "No, thanks." But, knowing my attendance was expected, I reluctantly put on my funeral best and made my way to the chapel...

In honor of Veteran's Day, it also appeared on the front page of

(To read the rest of the essay, click here).


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