I can’t forget this thing that happened 40 years ago

Dear Amy: My husband died a few months ago. He had great respect. Everyone thought about him a lot.

amy dickinson

We had been married for over 50 years and had three children.

About 40 years ago he used to work with a woman living in another city. He and other colleagues used to go to his city for work.

I had gone to an awards dinner organized in his honor. On the day of dinner, he was in the shower and got a call in our hotel room. When I answered this, the person on the other end called me by the name of the other woman.

My husband said the person knew they worked together and would have assumed she was there before leaving for dinner.