Fern: I’ll go first. I usually do. I envision writing this as a back and forth: a conversation. It was my idea to do a column with my writer-husband. And Joe, being Joe, went along. Joe: Could I stop you? Fern: I guess not. We’re married now for almost 33 years. A second marriage for both of us. It’s worked out. We’re almost always nice to each other. And grateful. Joe does all the grocery shopping, the cooking and he fills the cars with gas. I do housework, the wash, pay the bills and make most social plans. Dividing these chores did not involve negotiation since we’re both doing what we like. Joe finds shopping recreational. And I enjoy housework. It’s like Zen.
Thanks for being a part of the group! This column was delightful and funny and reminded me that I have always wanted to know you better. I look forward to reading and learning from the two of you creative powerhouses!