1989. Home from the funeral of my husband, the phone rang. A casting agent had a job for me, one week on a movie. “Thanks, Todd, I won’t be able to work for about two weeks. My husband just. . .died.” Silence on the line. “How about in two weeks, I have another week on the same movie.” “Okay.” He rattled off date, call time and place and rang off. Friends milled about as me, newly widowed, marked the date and the place. Work would help, I thought.
The shoot was at the funny shaped building that juts out way downtown NYC. Can’t recall the name because the time remains a blur. A wedding scene where Carrie Fisher marries Bruno Kirby, the second leads. During a break, Billy Crystal called Carrie to the stage where the band sat and she sang “It Had To Be You” Director Rob Reiner joined in when we all began to sing. What a sweet time.
Driving home I cried, tears flowed as I paid the toll over the George Washington Bridge to head north. Sobbing all the way home to my empty home, I wondered how I’d live the rest of my life without my love. Eventually I put one foot after another, became an author and wrote Romance/Suspense with survive and thrive as the theme running through.