Friday, September 15, 2006

Mourning Joy

Good Mourning Widows. Joy to you and me.

Today we honor famous widow, Dolley Payne Todd Madison.

Remember her? She was James Madison's wife.

Interesting -- Dolley was widowed -- Twice!

Before marriage to James, Dolley was married to John Todd Jr., a lawyer. They were married three years when John contracted yellow fever.

Despite her tragedies, Dolley is remembered fondly for her joyful spirit and giving ways. Though she and James Madison never had children, she spoke lovingly of their relationship and once told him,

"Our hearts understand each other."

After I remember Him, I recall Our understanding hearts. How about you?

Why not pull out that journal, pick up a pen, and write about it.

Mourning Joy:

Q: What did the chocolate bar say to the lollipop?

A: Hello, Sucker!

Have a joyful day. And remember, Widows, we're not alone.


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