Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Self-Care Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Self-Care | What Is It About the Word ‘Wife’? Supported by Rites of passage After the wedding, he introduced me as his wife. I don’t know why this startled me so much, but each time he said it I shrunk inside. ByMarcia Walker Nov. 22, 2018 My mother, in an effort to keep me humble and rooted, likes to remind me of embarrassing facts from my childhood. Her favorite one lately: I marched up and down the hallway belting out “Here Comes the Bride” with a sheer beige curtain over my head as a veil. If anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my 5-year-old voice proudly said, “a bride.” When my older sister overheard this, she said, “You can only be a bride for a day, idiot. What do you want to do with your life?” I thought about it briefly and … [Read more...] about What Is It About the Word ‘Wife’?
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“This is one hell of a honeymoon,” Heidi Radkiewicz thought to herself as she opened fire on a farmhouse a few miles away from the Baghdad Airport. She and the rest of her convoy of Army National Guardsmen were under fire from insurgents. As she loaded a fresh magazine into her rifle, she caught sight of her husband, Jake, who was a few trucks behind her, and kept shooting. Being a woman in combat is unusual, but being a married woman deployed alongside her husband even more so. In “Honeymoon in Baghdad,” Radkiewicz tells the strange story of her first few months of marriage, which took place in military camps in the middle of Iraq and consisted of hours of boredom, suffocating heat, frequent ambushes by insurgents and clandestine trysts with Jake whenever the two could find some privacy. It also created an unbreakable bond with her new husband. “I wanted to write this book because I’d never heard of a married couple who fought in a combat zone … [Read more...] about Love is a battlefield for husband, wife who fought side by side in Iraq
BEIJING Hundreds of Chinese Internet users are rallying around a Beijing blogger who has been detained by police after posting a joke on Twitter about the pivotal Communist Party congress. Chinese authorities have been especially sensitive to any perceived dissent about the party meeting, which closed last week after ushering in a new generation of leaders. Ahead of the event, police sent activists out of Beijing and rounded up the hundreds of people who tried to draw the attention of central authorities to their grievances against local governments. Zhai Xiaobing's Nov. 5 tweet suggested the next movie in the "Final Destination" horror franchise would be about the Great Hall of the People collapsing on party delegates. The tweet said, "An earthshaking debut will be seen at the global premiere on Nov. 8!" The weeklong congress began Nov. 8. After Zhai's Twitter account fell silent for a few days, Liu Yanping, a friend of his, grew worried and visited his home in Miyun county in … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo China detains man for Twitter joke on party meet
Joan and Craig Lyons' relationship has always been a bit unconventional. The pair met at age 14, and despite what Craig calls "love at first sight," the teens refused to admit they had feelings for one another. Fast forward nearly 30 years later, Craig was proposing to Joan in a McDonald's with a milkshake in hand. "That is how we are," Joan joked. "That is our little heaven enjoying the simple things, as long as we're together." It took decades to bring the couple together. This would be 44-year-old Joan's second marriage, but she was ready to commit to Craig. And then the Liverpool residents were hit with another road bump. In August 2015, Craig was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and given 9 to 12 months to live. "We decided to do all the things we wanted to do but never did," Joan said. Eight months later, on April 15, the couple got hitched. At the wedding, Joan did something a little "out there." She left the reception to wash and dry her hair -- and came back with a … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Bride shaves head on wedding day in tribute to terminally ill husband
Lana Barnes entered Hennepin County Probate Court Wednesday morning determined to win aggressive care for her frail husband and remain his medical decision-maker. Instead, Barnes possibly could face lawsuits and criminal charges after making a startling admission on the witness stand: She altered a legal document governing her ailing husband's care. Lana Barnes testified that as guardian for her husband, Al, she felt justified in eliminating two pages of his 1993 health care directive, including passages in which he said he didn't want to be kept alive by machines. When she admitted her 85-year-old husband to Methodist Hospital in December she provided only a page identifying her as guardian. In several hearings over the past 10 days, Methodist has sought to remove her from that role, contending that Al is too sick to recover and that her insistence on aggressive care is incorrect and reckless. Her admission brought a sudden halt to the proceedings, as Referee Dean Maus, Lana Barnes … [Read more...] about Wife’s surprise shakes Barnes case