Blackbird Fly by Lise McClendon

By Lise McClendon

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It didn’t matter. She kept saying it to herself: It doesn’t matter. So now she would gather all the information she could, then make a plan. Grief — or fear — lodged in her chest like a rock, making it hard to breathe. Information, planning, numbers would lift the rock, and her life. She would attack this problem like a case at work, as if she was homeless, living on the street. She would find shelter and security. She would sort it out, get things back on track. She was a big believer in the power of her will.

It stabbed like a nail in the heart. ” People liked that better. “No longer with us. He had a heart attack three weeks ago. ” “I see. Oh dear. ” “His wife. " He cleared his throat. "Mrs. Strachie, your husband had promised a sizable investment in Bordeaux futures, some fifty-thousand pounds. ” “Yes, for this year's wine. ” “That’s impossible, Mr. ” Did she owe him an explanation? ” “How odd. ” “Well. ” There was a pause, and Rogers’s voice smoothed out. “I’m sorry for your loss. I’m shocked that Mr.

They married in 1947, and their son was born several years later. They moved back to the United States in 1952, settling in Levittown. Marie-Emilie, 26, who preferred to be called Emilie, will be remembered as a sunny, lively girl, a devoted wife and mother. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Weston is survived by his loving sister, Amanda Wilson and her husband, Sylvester, who have opened their hearts and home to little Harold, and by his mother, Louise Strachie, of Buffalo. Marie-Emilie is survived by many relations in France.

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