Real life dating 101
I'll admit it: technology has made the early stages of dating a lot easier.
For instance, you no longer have to work up the nerve to call a guy you're into — just fire off a witty text message or IM and avoid awkward pauses on the phone altogether!
The next morning when she returned he had a complete change of attitude, saying “please” and “thank you” to his nurses. Armor added, “And oh yes, of course, my wife Michelle.”“John could be extremely insensitive,” Ms.
Mead-Armor said as she recalled that evening, “but he was not a bad person.
She has developed an interest in genealogy, discovering an ancestor who fought in the Civil War — “for the right side.” Mr.
Armor had always been proud of his lineage, but it turned out her ancestors arrived in America 200 years before his.
In April 2010, a colonoscopy revealed that he had rectal cancer.
He breezed through chemotherapy and radiation, never losing his hair or weight. Mead-Armor were optimistic; his cancer had an 85 percent survival rate. Armor, who previously had suffered two heart attacks and was a pack-and-a-half-a-day smoker for 30 years, didn’t bounce back.
By 2013, she was reminiscing about her hometown, Waynesboro, Va., in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
She had accused her husband of assault and battery. Armor, an author and senior legal adviser for the American Civil Rights Union, was living in his childhood summer home in Highlands, N. At the time, she was living in Manhattan, working as a researcher of corporate loans for a German bank.
With no driver’s license, she left her banking job in 2006 and relocated to be with him.
In 2014, at the age of 63, she finally got her driver’s license. “People value what is rare,” she said, “and widows are not in short supply.
I’m a tall, fat, plain-spoken woman and men my age are dating women in their 30s and 40s.”“John always said, ‘You honor a man by the way you treat his widow,’” Ms.