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Lola Di Giulio De Maci

Where the Pink Camellias Bloom

By Lola Di Giulio De Maci

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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

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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 […]