1. 12:04 29th Sep 2014

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    Reblogged from mollitudo

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    In 1942, Evelyn Brennan was “a girl with bangs” standing across the room at a party.

    Chris Fitzgerald saw her and thought, “There’s the girl for me.”

    She agreed to dance but told him she was in love with somebody else — engaged, actually, to her high school sweetheart.

    "Didn’t faze him in the least," she says. "Not in the least."

    He found a way to walk her home that night and then ordered an onion sandwich — “just being playful” — when they stopped for a burger along the way. He made her laugh.

    She addressed a Dear John letter to that somebody else.

    A month after the party, “I asked her to be the manager of my baseball team,” Chris Fitzgerald, 86, says smiling.

    "That was how he proposed to me," says Evelyn, 85. "He said, ‘I’d love it if you could be manager of my baseball team or if I could be manager of your baseball team.’ And I said, ‘What?’ I didn’t get it. But he was really asking me to marry him."

    She was 20, he was 21. They met in September, were engaged in October and married in November.

    "Then I sailed away," says Chris, one of the first graduates of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

    He was gone for 40 days that time. The next time it was for two years. She wrote a letter every day. Every day. He lost his wallet once while in the Pacific, but somehow it was returned. It was the one “with 18 or 20 pictures of his wife,” she says.

    "Are you okay? I don’t want you to be emotional, or I won’t talk about it," Evelyn Fitzgerald says as the eyes of her husband of 65 years start to well.

    He came back once, in ‘44, but then was called again to leave. That morning, Evelyn and another sailor’s wife woke at dawn and stood at the water’s edge as the hulking gray vessel pulled away.

    "We watched and we watched and we watched, and then, after about two hours, we saw the ship go way out. That’s when the war was really bad," she says. "With the kamikazes."

    Lt. Chris Fitzgerald returned for good in 1945. Soon enough, there were five kids and a career with the CIA. Then there were 13 grandchildren and a house in Florida. Then there was a great-grandchild and a stroke and a retirement community in Arlington.

    Does he like it there? “Not really.”

    "But that’s okay," he adds, looking across the room at Evelyn. "I like you, kid."

    "Yeah," she responds. "Well, that’s good."

    Nine Lives | Washington Post

     
  2. My Nana and Papa Fitz, sometime during the war (I think 1944). These past few years she’s taken to calling herself “Old Lady Fitz,” but she still has this same goofy grin.

    My Nana and Papa Fitz, sometime during the war (I think 1944). These past few years she’s taken to calling herself “Old Lady Fitz,” but she still has this same goofy grin.

     
  3. Madison originally posted this song but I don’t remember her Tumblr name.

     
  4. 18:32 25th Sep 2014

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    Reblogged from pcsweeney

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    (Source: realitytvgifs)

     
  5. 11:28 23rd Sep 2014

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    doskapozora:

therumpus:

Libra: This is a week for letting your blood flow hot in your veins, it’s a week for letting your dreams overflow right out of your heart. It’s a week for getting worked up over how big the world is, how full, how exciting. There are so many bright clear days coming your way and it’s okay, this week, to get happy about it, to get so hopeful it’s a little embarrassing. Listen to Beyoncé and let this energy carry you through the week. Let this energy make you believe in everything good.

SPECIAL EDITION BIRTHDAY HOROSCOPES FOR mollitudo AND cariga

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    doskapozora:

    therumpus:

    Libra: This is a week for letting your blood flow hot in your veins, it’s a week for letting your dreams overflow right out of your heart. It’s a week for getting worked up over how big the world is, how full, how exciting. There are so many bright clear days coming your way and it’s okay, this week, to get happy about it, to get so hopeful it’s a little embarrassing. Listen to Beyoncé and let this energy carry you through the week. Let this energy make you believe in everything good.

    SPECIAL EDITION BIRTHDAY HOROSCOPES FOR mollitudo AND cariga

    <3 <3 <3 <3

     
  6. 09:04 22nd Sep 2014

    Notes: 10

    I can’t leave Gone Girl without going back to its depiction of women, though here I risk the dreaded “spoiler.” (Stop reading if you wish.) The timing for a film that ­features instances of trumped-up sexual assaults could hardly be worse, and while it’s nowhere near as extreme as Fatal Attraction—which discredited feminist shibboleths by putting them in the mouth of a psychopath—the movie, like the novel, plays to the stereotype of weak men entrapped by pretend-­helpless women. The Spider Woman is, of course, a noir archetype, and I’m not prepared to renounce my affection for ­Double Indemnity and its ilk. But I can’t say those movies don’t have real-world ­consequences, and coming in the middle of mounting outrage over the pervasiveness of sexual abuse, I’d hate to see the likes of Rush Limbaugh buoyed by the film’s bloodcurdling specimen of a predatory slut. For the rest of us, it’s preferable to view Gone Girl as a profoundly cynical portrait of all sides of all relationships: First you’re blind to the truth of other people, then you see and wish you could go back to being blind.
    — I think a lot about ethical, moral criticism and I think this is what it should look like!
     
  7. 08:00 17th Sep 2014

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    What remains of my Write Like a Motherfucker travel mug, from last night&#8217;s poetry workshop.

    What remains of my Write Like a Motherfucker travel mug, from last night’s poetry workshop.

     
  8. 17:53 16th Sep 2014

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    Reblogged from route9litmag

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    I made this poster.

    I made this poster.

     
  9. Dennis Rodman, Dolly Parton, Prince Rogers Nelson are my role models. Mariah Carey, Fiona Apple, and Celine Dion for a time, fit
    this role for me. In some sense they are all divas who embrace their importance while highlighting their own absurdities, reveling in the artifice of their successes while always creating, exploring, demanding more from a world that so often tells us we deserve nothing
    — And this is the part of Parvoneh’s thesis where I started crying.
     
  10. 15:26 5th Sep 2014

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    With apologies to Robert Lax.

    With apologies to Robert Lax.