48 hours after moving into a new cottage at the assisted living center, Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's husband of 55 years--who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease--has found a new love. This just confirms one of my many long-held pet theories.
Me and Sandra are soul sisters.
Although my second husband (arguably) did not suffer from a brain disease, he did forget that as a married person, he was not allowed to date.
O'Connor's husband's worsening illness was one of the reasons she cited for choosing to retire from her position as the very first female United States Supreme Court Justice. Ever.
Their son says that the new girlfriend has really improved his dad's attitude about having to move into the center. "...Dad was relaxed and happy and comfortable living here and wasn't complaining," he said.
Now that I think of it, Second Husband's mood was also greatly improved.
See? Soul sisters. I rest my case.
photo, Claudia Meyer