1997: Met great guy through a personal ad, had three wonderful dates. Then, nothing …
1999: Friends first, then deep romance. 2000: Happiest time ever. 2001: He prefers time with (female) housemate, "trusted old friend."
18 months later: Reconnected. He found my lost phone number in his computer bag (?).
1999: Friends first, then deep romance.
2000: Happiest time ever.
2001: He prefers time with (female) housemate, “trusted old friend.”
9/11/2001: National calamity, my dad has cancer, no support from my lover, relationship over, grieving everything.
2003 and 2004: Tenuous connection; get phone calls on holidays and my birthday. “Trusted old friend” dumps her boyfriend.
2005: Reconnection, says he married “trusted old friend.” They move to Maui.
2006 and on: Connection broken.
2021: Found his name online, he’s moved to Davis, continuing mystery.
I have recently retired from a marketing and technical writing and editing career and am thoroughly enjoying writing for myself and others.