My favorite story is “Assisted Living.” Rosemarie has been shuffled off to an assisted living facility because her kids are concerned about her. She quickly finds herself going stir crazy among the quiet old ladies, so she sets out to make friends with the old men. Playing poker and and checking out the racing forms are far more fun than bingo and craft classes, anyway.
“Breaking Up” is really hard to do in a story where a woman hires her lawyer-pal to break the news to a boyfriend that just won’t take the hint. “The Morgue Called” is a heart-warming snippet about a funeral home worker who places a classified ad, looking for mourner’s for a John Doe’s funeral. “Birds and the Bees” jumbles up traditional ideas about parents.
This is an interesting concept and I wouldn’t mind seeing something else in the same vein from Georgia Post. While I would like to see more variety, you have to admit that Mrs. Post knows a bit about marriage: according to the author notes, she has been married for 52 years. That’s quite an accomplishment. I imagine she’s had time to think through some of the scenarios, with happier results.
My copy was an Advanced Reader edition; you can order yours at Amazon.com.