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Lola Di Giulio De Maci

Homecoming

By Lola Di Giulio De Maci

When my brother was 21 years old, he walked out the door in his white Navy uniform on his way to the plane that would take him to a faraway land. Mom, Dad, my two sisters and I stood on the front porch steps, watching him disappear down the street and around the corner. Life […]

Where the Pink Camellias Bloom

By Lola Di Giulio De Maci

How can you forgive someone who doesn’t have a name or a face? I had just returned from Los Angeles where I had undergone seven weeks of radiation therapy for breast cancer, and I definitely needed a pick-me-up – something just for me. These past weeks hadn’t been easy. I needed to rest. Within a […]

The Promise of Tomorrow

By Lola Di Giulio De Maci

My husband and I had been married 47 years when I got “the call” from the hospital. “I’m sorry,” someone said in a steady, even voice. “He didn’t make it.” I sat at the other end of the line, feeling my heart begin to break. “He didn’t make it,” a voice inside me kept repeating. […]

Autumn’s Rain

By Lola Di Giulio De Maci

Autumn’s Rain

We had a plan. My sister would be responsible for balancing the checkbook and paying the bills. My brother would do the grocery shopping and run errands. I would take Mom to her doctors’ appointments and pick up her prescriptions. Since Mom loved her apartment at the senior center and had lived there for several […]