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When I’m gone it will be too late to send me Flowers

 

An elderly couple

Clarksville, TN – This is a true story but the names of the people have been changed.

By the time I met them, both Jack and Alice were in their senior years. Originally from Chicago, Jack was a retired high school counselor and Alice still taught voice lessons in their home. Jack was short, bald and a bit rotund; he had an amazing mind and a great sense of humor. Alice was petite, had wavy white hair, and had a pleasant smile for everyone.

They lived in a huge Victorian home on one of the premier streets of Charlottesville. All the rooms in the massive first floor had very high ceilings. «Read the rest of this article»

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It’s too late to send me flowers when I’m already gone

 

An elderly couple

This is a true story but the names of the people have been changed.

By the time I met them, both Jack and Alice were in their senior years. Originally from Chicago, Jack was a retired high school counselor and Alice still taught voice lessons in their home. Jack was short, bald and a bit rotund; he had an amazing mind and a great sense of humor. Alice was petite, had wavy white hair, and had a pleasant smile for everyone.

They lived in a huge Victorian home on one of the premier streets of Charlottesville. All the rooms in the massive first floor had very high ceilings. Jack had built bookcases in every single room except the kitchen and bathrooms. He was a book and theater memorabilia collector. The bookshelves were two and three deep with books of every description, all catalogued by subject. He had all kinds of theater programs, newspaper articles about performances, and photographs of actors.

Jack and Alice traveled to England many times during their marriage. Jack’s primary purpose was to attend theater performances and to buy books. He always insisted that they stay in the least expensive accommodations possible and scrimp on meals in order to use most of their available funds on his hobbies.

Eventually Jack died. He left Alice with his massive collections. She sold huge categories of his books and scores of theater memorabilia books to university libraries and discerning collectors. She also sold many of their valuable antiques and moved into a tiny cottage for a while.

Soon she traveled alone to Paris, the vacation Jack and she had always planned for “some day.” «Read the rest of this article»

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