Here's about my life after I got married and had those three daughters, one of whom is here with me in Chronophontia
BTW, my maiden name was di Tommaso! (One of those blatant facts that managed to escape me, since unfortunately all I can remember is what Tom
remembers ... but, fortunately, I can help him remember things!
Well anyway, boyfriend Bob came and went, with no hard feelings. (That I'm aware of! I have a notion that he was looking at another girl...and I was most certainly looking at another guy: the eternally famous and blessed Tim Trable!)
As I'd mentioned, he was a "Black Irishman" - not African-Irish, I haven't heard of that combination - but an Irishman with a dark complexion. As he explained to me, he was descended from the Firbolg, the original people of Ireland, before those blond and redheaded foreigners invaded (the Gaels and Vikings, not to mention the @#$%^& English).
Well anyway, I was in love in an instant, as you might well imagine fav.me/d4alxww
. Poor Bob got dropped in an instant
Wonderfully, Tim was something of a photographer too, though he never made claims to being an artist. He took lots of pictures of his wife, including some nice nude ones fav.me/d41jbxl fav.me/d41n64d
and fav.me/d41rolu fav.me/d41v48u
- Tom got clever with that last one to make it stereo!)
And then came the girls! Dear Phyllis and Phoebe fav.me/d2b2oib
and of course our Penny, whom you know as Pandora chronophontes.deviantart.com/g…
. And the move from New York to Omaha - Tim got transferred when Phyllis was a baby. I dreaded "The Sticks" at first, but I learned to love it. And I even learned to talk Midwestern when I needed to! (I still prefer my New York accent though.)
We lost Tim when Penny was about 8, and Phyllis and Phoebe were pre-teens. I took up the life of a single mother! I was tough both with myself and the girls - they stayed in the Catholic school that Tim and I had put them into, though paying the tuition was sometimes VERY hard. And I did not let those girls fool around! (One of the advantages of a Catholic girls' school was that there weren't so many opportunities.)
Phyllis and Phoebe were as little trouble as could be. I think they understood that Mamma was doing both Mamma's and Daddy's work combined! But little Penny was not always so easy to deal with. ( fav.me/d30ujap
- Tom dreamed this, so some of the background is off - but the scene really happened! More than once!
But they all grew up. Phyllis and Phoebe married and had kids, so I'm a grandmother now!
- Penny says she doesn't want children, but I have wondered about the depth of her resolution in that regard...
Don't WORRY about it, Mom. I will when I'm ready, and no sooner.
But the most wonderful thing I have to admit about Penny is that she was here in Chronophontia when I decided to come here. I was tired of being a Proper Mamma, as I had felt I had to be for all those years. Poor Penny was frankly somewhat shocked at what naughtiness her OWN MOTHER was capable of! But, as you dear people know by now, I had ALWAYS been quite capable of naughtiness, only I turned it off during the girls' childhood.
And I GOT USED TO IT. I love my mamma, as I always have - and in fact it's a joy to know that she can learn from me, just like I learned so much from her!
Aww, thank you, honey! I HAVE learned a lot from you! I always knew that loving and naughtiness didn't conflict, but you've shown me how VERY MUCH they don't conflict!
So that brings us up to the present, or at least until I came to Chronophontia. I'm sure I'll have lots more to say, but who knows when?
BTW, don't forget to say hello to my Chronophontian friends:
... not to mention my dear daughter