I used to receive personal mail addressed to “Mr. and Mrs.” Now these types of mailings come to “Mrs.” In fact, people changed their personal mailing lists shortly after Herschel passed away. Maybe they thought I’d be hurt if they had addressed the envelope to both of us? I appreciate the sensitivity. Yet, what was the rush?

It’s odd to receive invitations that were once – only a short time ago – addressed to “Mr. and Mrs.” The change is a stark and shocking reminder of my new status.

I suppose I’ll adjust to receiving mail in my name alone.