I spread more gossip

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« I told John today of my brother’s change in marital status, and it was news to him.  I’ve now told Brian and John, and when I told Brian I realized it did not feel like gossip.  I posted, “I spread gossip”, but my inward reaction was the opposite.  I have used the Florida attorney once as an address for my brother, and I plan to do it again to tell him about Brian and John.  It was the summer after my late son, David, died, and I stood by chance in front of my cousin, Julie, Starbucks Astor Place, Manhattan, NYC, and David’s death was news to her.  I raced back into grief and I was angry.  She missed the news of David’s death – no one to blame, but it was not best.  It was fine that I was the one to tell her, but it should have been more prompt.  It never occurred to me that she was omitted.  John traveled from Ohio to Maryland for my brother’s wedding, and now he knows that ceremony that brought the couple together was revered.  I make this conclusion without consultation with my brother, and I want to say he’d agree, but I can’t.  I can say with an absence of an overt statement by my brother, then I’m left to my own sense of what’s right.  For the moment I’ll write my brother, and let time pass until I tell anyone else.  Maybe Christmas for Drew and next summer for Amy.  Both Brian and John had a sense the marriage was growing apart.  Brian referred to Tommy’s wedding in Colorado, which was a kick-ass wedding (Brian has used that phrase in the same context multiple times), and he thought David and his wife were amiss then, and John made passing comments about it being a surprise, and it being too bad, because they were a great couple. »» about me 201-490-9659 Erika mortified nearlincoln@hotmail.com contact us

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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