Issue 5 – A Dinner Invitation

Charlie knew better than to push the issue of moving any further with Hazel. It had been a rough night. Hazel had barely slept a wink, having been agitated over the whole discussion prior to bed. Still, they needed a solution. Living like this wasn’t helping anyone, and at this rate, they’d both be in…

Issue 4 – Not a Nursing Home!

It had been a long day. Hazel headed up the stairs to prepare herself for bed and check on Charlie. Upon entering the room, she saw Charlie propped up in bed doing the New York Times crossword she had brought him earlier that day. Charlie always did it in pen. Seeing Hazel, Charlie set down…

Issue 3 – Stuck in Bed

Hazel bit her lip as she nervously waited for Catherine to answer, second-guessing herself. Maybe she really shouldn’t bother her. She was a bit overwhelmed but was managing ok, and Charlie would be back on his feet in no time. “Hello?” Catherine’s exacerbated sigh over the line was almost unbearable for Hazel, and immediately put…

Issue 2 – Worried

Charlie’s recent visit to the hospital had Hazel worried. Although she was grateful that there was no permanent damage and that he appeared to be recovering well, she had trouble suppressing her concern. She quietly opened the door to the house, careful not to disturb Charlie who was sleeping upstairs. Hazel set the grocery bags…

Issue 1 – The Anniversary

This is the story of Charlie and Hazel. Last August, on a warm and sunny afternoon, Charlie and Hazel gathered with their family and friends in the hall of Holy Trinity Church in Edmonton, (the same church in which they were married), to celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary. The couple met back in 1952. Charlie…