I'll Grieve Tomorrow
When Marnella Paxton finally got the courage to leave her verbally abusive husband, she only knew she needed to get away, to go somewhere to find out who she really was. She knew she wasn’t as stupid and idiotic as her husband kept telling her she was. But who was she, really?
As she heads away from the home in Kansas City where she had lived for the past ten years, ever since marrying Pat, she has no real idea of her destination. By the time she gets to Des Moines, her mind is made up. She goes to a national bank and transfers half of her and Pat’s savings and checking accounts, and all of her private savings account into one checking account in her name only. The next day she decides she will head to Michigan to find out about her family’s roots. Her parents were from a little town called Westford. She thought that would be a good place start.
On the way, she stops by a Radio Shack and purchases a prepaid cell phone, cancelling the account to her old one. With the new number, Pat would have no way of reaching her. She called her sister Geri to let her know the new number, and to tell her where she was heading and why. Neither woman had any idea of what was in store for them as Marny uncovers their family’s past; deals with the present, which includes Pat’s surprisingly violent nature; and comes to terms with the wonderful future she can have, if she only believes.
About D. K. Graham (St. Joseph, Missouri Author)
Working with words has been a major part of D. K. Graham’s career as she worked as a proofreader and classified advertising salesperson for several newspapers across the nation, and as a temporary line editor for the Petoskey (Michigan) News Review. She holds a certificate of completion from the Parish School of Classified Advertising, where she learned copywriting for successful advertising.
She was also the editor and publisher of the school district newsletter for the Hiawatha, Kansas Unified School District 415, where she was secretary to the Superintendent of Schools for sixteen years. During her junior high and high school years, she had poems published in the local (Camarillo Daily News) newspaper, was the historian for the Horizon Club (senior Campfire Girls) Camarillo, California chapter, and was responsible for having the monthly meeting articles published in the local newspaper. She was senior class editor of her high school year book.
She spent one year at Ventura (CA) Junior College, where she majored in English. She is retired from her position as an administrative assistant for a geotechnical engineering and construction testing firm in Reno, Nevada. She has three grown daughters and two grandchildren. She lives in St. Joseph, Missouri with her husband Walter and their Maine coon cat Lucy Marie. Her friends and family just call her K.