Friday, May 26, 2017

For My Mother’s Birthday an Ode to My Father

November 18th, 2014

By Linda Campanella For the NABBW Today I brought two yellow roses to my father. Two days from now, my late mother would be turning 80. Yellow roses were “their” roses ever since their romance began in 1956. Mom lived just long enough to celebrate their 52nd anniversary before succumbing to cancer in the fall of 2009, one year and a day from her terminal diagnosis. The flower shop is less than a mile away from my dad’s house. While driving the short distance, en route to one of my more or less weekly “lunch and laundry” dates with him, I realized I had started to cry. It still surprises... Read More

When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go

March 16th, 2012

When All That\’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter\’s Story of Letting Go Author: Linda Campanella Website: http://lindacampanella.tateauthor.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Linda Campanella calls herself an “accidental author.” No doubt this is because her book would never have been written had her mother, Nancy Sachsse, not died a year and a day after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, and Campanella not felt a deep need to come to terms with the pain of her loss. She wrote the book as a tribute to her mother and a gift to her father. The rest of the world... Read More