Saturday, November 05, 2016

Judy's Birthday

Judy would have been 73 years old today.  She was married to me for more than 49 of those years, and we'd been going out for a little more than five years before we married.  You might think that would be long enough for two people to be together.  You'd be wrong.  I still can't believe she's not in the next room watching Jeopardy! 




11 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Long marriages are mostly a good thing but I think they leave us with little idea of how to structure a life without the one who is gone. I have known my husband since I was 17, married him at 19. I have no idea how to live without him and hope I don't have to. I think she is still in the next room watching Jeopardy in the most important way-in our head.

George said...

I miss Judy, too.

Deb said...

Like many people who comment here, I did not know Judy but I felt as if I knew her from the words you write about her and the photos you posted (I love the one of her standing outside the Museum of Sex--there's such a twinkle in her eye). When you meet "the one", there's never going to be enough time to be with them. Happy birthday, Judy...and keep watching "Jeopardy"!

James Reasoner said...

I can't imagine seeing you without her. I always enjoyed watching the two of you banter. It was better than any movie romantic comedy, that's for sure. I hope in the future you'll be writing some more posts about your lives together. Those are beautiful memories.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I agree with what James said.

We still talk about Judy (and you and Judy) all the time. People who are important to use live on in our memories. As long as we remember them and talk about them, a part of them remains alive within us, even though they're gone.

Dan said...

Yeah.

Richard Robinson said...

I only met her a few times, the last in San Francisco, but every time I was impressed by her style, beauty and grace. Plus that lovely accent. I'll bet she's in Heaven, welcoming book collectors.

Tom Johnson said...

Great pictures and memories, Bill.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

We think about Judy whenever we laugh at something you say or write something wonderful and charming about the always terrific Judy. I sometimes think my father who was a bit misogynistic had it backwards. I'll rephrase his often said comment to make it more approriate. Judy trained you well, so you are doing just fine. KEEP writing all this wonderful vignettes and she will always be close.

Jackie

Jerry House said...

Some people can never be far from our hearts. That's a good thing.

Cap'n Bob said...

It's bittersweet, but you were damn lucky to be with her in the first place. A lot of people would give anything to have what you guys had. I still have trouble remembering she's gone.