Open for a Good Time, Naturally


Wanda announced she was “Divorced for the last time.”

She had been married to a Tom, Dick and Enzo and each ended in a dramatic struggle before a judge and jury. Torts were flying and claims were made. Each high profile case was rife with theatrics and high drama. It made for entertaining days for the juries. Each of the judges was aghast at the byzantine legal antics. Wanda, the queen of charisma and bravado entertained one and all with her capricious and avant-garde behavior.

Her soon-to-be ex-husbands, were bona fide cowboys and dilettantes when it came to pretending to know ‘the law’ and their rights. What they knew was the their soon-to-be -ex-wife was one of the wealthiest women in the state.

When each man first met Wanda with the famous last name,  she announced she was  “Open for business.” She was a thrill-seeker and bon vivant with a penchant for jets and island holidays with her paramours.

In time, the ennui – abject boredom-  kicked in and she was “Closed,” done, and ready to dis-engage with her cowboys. Adios.

Hello! Divorce!


Old car with Student driver licenses plate

“It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.”

Gertrude Stein




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