Category: Maintaining a Home

  • Life Insurance for Widowers

    Life Insurance for Widowers

    by Richard Dri When the reality of life insurance sinks in. GRIEF. GUILT. THE UNEXPECTED EMOTIONAL GUT PUNCH OF A LIFE INSURANCE CHECK. You and your spouse both knew that life insurance made perfect sense. Now as a widower, why do you feel so guilty? I don’t think there’s a person reading this who doesn’t […]

  • A Clean House

    A Clean House

    Suzanne used to tell me that she enjoyed cleaning the house. She would say, “I don’t mind cleaning the house if you will… (insert chore here).” Over this past weekend, I celebrated the first anniversary of moving into my own house. I moved in four days after the first death anniversary, so it was a […]

  • “A rose by any other name”

    “A rose by any other name”

    Joyce was always my biggest cheerleader. Many years ago, she encouraged me to become a Master Gardener. The process was a great experience and I learned a lot. Joyce loved our garden. She was proud of my work, and I delighted in creating a beautiful space for us. In the past several weeks, I’ve spent […]

  • RUTILO FLORES NEEDED HELP IN THE KITCHEN – HE IS NOT ALONE.

    RUTILO FLORES NEEDED HELP IN THE KITCHEN – HE IS NOT ALONE.

    Contributing widower Rutilo Flores of Illinois tells us how, in his country, men never entered the kitchen.  It was as they say… the custom.  You can image the reservations a widower may have if they were suddendly expected to prepare a casserole or perhaps even an omelette for their children or a guest.  Someone, quick… pass me a beer and […]