Good-bye and Amen by Beth Gutcheon

By Beth Gutcheon

In a summer time cottage at the coast of Maine, an not going love was once nurtured, a wedding persisted, and a relations survived. Now it's time for the youngsters of that marriage to make peace with the injuries and the treasures left to them. And to deal with that's which. The advanced marriage of the talented Danish pianist Laurus Moss to the provincial American baby of privilege Sydney Brant used to be a secret to many that knew them, together with their 3 little ones. Now Eleanor, Monica, and Jimmy Moss need to come to a decision easy methods to divide or proportion what Laurus and Sydney have left them with no wasting each other.

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36 G O OD - BY E A N D A M E N What kind of man does a thing like that without discussing it with his wife? Without even seeing that he should have discussed it with his wife? Owen Cantwell Norman Faithful may have been the most talented litigator I ever saw. There’s a quality you have to be born with. Jack Kennedy had it. When Norman was on his feet talking, you couldn’t look away. And his memory was phenomenal. I was dumbfounded when he turned me down. He had his detractors in the firm, but the rising young Turks always do.

The piano movers were in the driveway, carrying Papa’s Steinway out of the studio to take it to the showroom in New York. Edie said that Charlesie had gotten into Mother’s medicine cabinet and started taking the pills. In the end, as I got into the car Norman was talking about how far he wanted to get by nightfall, and I forgot to even look back. 53 BETH GUTCHEON I dream about that house. On my deathbed I’ll be able to walk into any room in it and tell you exactly what it looks like; what’s on the walls, what’s in the drawers.

I remember Nicky and Mrs. Moss on the porch of Leeway waiting for me, and the smell of pine and musty books when you stepped inside. The whole weekend is etched, I knew then that my life was changing. Anyway this next summer, Nicky and I sailed to Beal by ourselves. She wanted to show me the old graveyard. There used to be a settlement out on the island, but these days, there are only hunting shacks. It’s not so easy to find the graveyard, you have to know where it is. It’s a beautiful spot on the crest of the island with views to the south past the outer islands to the Atlantic.

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