Brenda (#486) 12-16-13

I sat outdoors, savoring a cup of Joe from my favorite coffee shop. The coffee isn't special, the light is. Brenda brought her cup outside too, and sat at a nearby table. So I walked up to her table, introduced myself, and 'popped the question.'

She said sure, and that she would talk to anyone (even me!). Brenda recently moved to Sarasota from New Jersey, and loves it. She left her three 'kids', ages 42, 48, and 50 – they were not happy about her leaving. But only a couple of years after a painful divorce, Brenda felt that she owed it to herself to live wherever she pleased. (By now, I was sitting at her table).

The worst thing about Florida is “I feel like I am always on vacation. I have to get a job, sometime.”