Following the death of my wife Florence, I decided to move to a smaller home and to rent the house we had occupied. In June 1977 my friend Betty Newhouse was helping me pack for the move.
I placed a small figurine in a box on the table; the box was about two-thirds full and the figurine lay about four inches from the top.
Several minutes later, as we continued to pack, I said to Betty, ” I wonder what Florence would say if she knew I was renting this house to people of the -religion.” This was a religion whose teachings were at odds with those of my wife’s church.
Immediately after I asked this question, something hit the floor with a loud crash. it was the figurine. There was no way it could have fallen on its own from the box on the table because, as I said, it lay a good four inches below the top of the box.
As we continued to pack, I mused on the memory of Florence’s quick temper. During our life together, if she had an object in her hand when something happened or was said to upset her, that object was given a quick pitch to the floor! Apparently her transition did not change her temper.
James M. O’ Neill