Dic and I are talking. We’ve been sharing some stuff from the past. Maybe it’s because it finally dawned on me that he grew up in the same environment I did, with his own set of Italian Catholic male issues, insecurities, and stresses in addition to our shared experience of feeling as if we were far less valued in the clan than our cousins.

David got a job for two months. If they like each other after that time, he might stay longer. It’s pretty far from the house so I hope he keeps looking.

I hope I get a job Tuesday.
Kathleen A. Gagne