Dear Martha,

And your post made me cry! Its timing, also, was perfect. Thank you. I’m sorry for your loss; I can’t imagine the pain. Your story is beautiful. I got an immediate, precious picture of you and your family and the love there. Happy birthday, by the way! And wow, 60. Yes, the decades just keep passing, don’t they? The man you read about in my essay will be 80 on his next birthday. We are still good friends. :) I hope you write about Don. I would love to hear more. Thank you, again, Martha. Sending love. — Christy

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