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Sheriffs Swarmed My Street the Day Before My Husband’s Funeral

How I found laughter and love in my darkest of days

Image by Maximilian Weber from Pixabay

My friend was running a bit late, and my mother was agitated. “Where is Katie* (*named changed to protect the terrified) with that cold cut platter?”

It was the day before my husband’s funeral. We were expecting another influx of people stopping by…




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Lisa Gastaldo

Lisa Gastaldo

Writer. Mother. Widow. Survivor. Looking for life’s perfect fit at

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