Coos Bay, OR
”Isn’t he a dreamboat?” Joanne was talking about her second husband. That was the first thing she thought when she met him: he was hot!
The first husband was a 3rd grade teacher in Massachusetts who used to play guitar to his class. When he died, one of his students – an autistic boy – hand drew Puff the Magic Dragon. Joanne hung it on her wall, beside the cash register, to remember.
A dragon lives forever, but not so little girls and boys. Painted wings and giants’ rings make way for other toys. If there’s a time when Jackie Paper comes no more, mourn and grieve and move past things and resume your fearless roar.