Indelible Ink
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The Other Side of the Bed

An every widow story

Photo by Martin Castro on Unsplash

My first husband, John, died at home in our bed. The same day he died my friend Sharon, who traveled from Louisiana to Texas to help me care for him, made me call hospice to order a hospital bed. We had already rearranged the furniture in the bedroom so the people delivering the bed would have an easier time putting it in the room. They arrived, late in the evening, installed the clunky, rubbery…

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Judy McLain

Judy McLain

Shit Creek survivor. Storyteller. Feminist liberal. Southern without the accent. Chihuahuaist.