My husband of 46 years, Jack E. Balonis, passed on October 10, 2017. It was quite sudden and a total shock. He was all set to come to Florida in just a few more days. A close friend found him in our driveway in Massachusetts. I pray his passing was quick for him.
We had a unique arrangement over our last years, which, for the most part, suited us. We talked an average of 3 times a day, two of the calls at an appointed time of the day and the third rather random. Sometimes we spoke many more times in the day, on rare occasions, not at all. Sometimes we would talk a long time. He had a way of making a short story into a long novel. We visited back and forth between our two homes. It wasn't perfect, but for a number of reasons, it worked for us.
To all who have been there to support me and continue to support me, thank you.