I am a 54-year-old working wife with two daughters, ages 21 and 14. My husband is an engineer who travels during the week but never on weekends. Lately, however, his work has included weekends; he says the other parties involved are only available then.
Around the time when “Charlie’s Angels” was still a TV series and not yet a movie, there was another popular sitcom called “Golden Girls.” It was a funny show about women in their 50s living in Florida. When I used to watch it, I thought the “Golden Girls” looked really old and ancient!
When I gave birth to my first son in 1953, my mother and her sisters were elated. My aunt brought a bilao of special pansit to my room at Doctors’ Hospital. My mother and her siblings opened it over the immaculate bed sheet above my feet and started eating it, happily offering me some at intervals. They never wondered whether I was in pain from my cesarean. I hated it, not because I was, but because it was so tacky.
Reading your Facebook post today transported me back in time. Like you, I was 16 when my father died. I won’t even begin to imagine how much more difficult it must be for you now that you have lost both your parents. Yet you carry the pain with much grace and courage.
Dominic Atillo and Maria Lyza Neumann were married in what was one of the most elegant weddings of the season, held at the Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod in the Cebu City South Road Properties.