"Sixty should be the time to start something new, not put your feet up." --Mary Wesley
Good Mourning, Widows. Joy to you and me.
Today we honor famous author, Mary Wesley, wife of journalist Eric Siepmann.
Mary Wesley's husband died in 1970 of Parkinson's disease. Their son was 16 years old.
"I had no money except for my widow's pension and 50 pounds a month from some family trust, and no qualifications for work. I was very, very broke for a long time. I was desperate, counting the pennies and thinking, can I afford a stamp or must this letter wait till Monday?"
Mary Wesley, at age 70, sold her first novel, "Jumping the Queue," a story of incest, suicide and middle-aged sex.
She averaged a book a year and everyone of her books became a best seller.
Mary Wesley died December 31, 2002. She was 90 years old.
Q: What's the difference between a boxer and a man with a cold?
A: One knows his blows, the other blows his nose
One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. There wasn't any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. And he needed something to walk on. --Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson
After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen. Open what I lovingly refer to as a joy-nal, set a clock timer for ten minutes, and write something. What have you decided to do? What do you need to do it?
I dare you.
Have a joy-filled day, Everyone. And remember, we're not alone.