Yesterday’s Clarion Ledger had an article about how Mary Annie Brown is coping with the passing of her husband, Larry. She’s narrowed her focus and attention to work and family, shying away from too much else right now. Mary Annie also said she cannot bring herself to read A Miracle of Catfish yet.
The piece also featured information from Mary Annie on their last night together. She didn’t realize it at the time, but now, looking back at that evening, things were very different. There were unusual visits from family. There was an unusual evening of watching television. And there was an unusually optimistic statement.
“He started toward the bedroom, and he stopped,” she recalls, her voice quivering. “He looked at me and said, ‘Life’s good now, ain’t it, M.A.?’ That’s the last words he ever said to me.”