It was a life-long love affair for Jeanette and Alexander Toczko. According to their son, Richard, “They were boyfriend and girlfriend when they were 8 years old.”
He Was Letting Go
He might have been weak, but he was hanging on. However, even as Jeanette held his veiny hand, she knew that it was only a matter of time before he let go for good. The tiny hospital room was full of cards and balloons. Doctors walked the halls and machines beeped. He told her he would wait for her, and he did. She wiped the tears from her cheeks and whispered, “It’s alright, my love.” Then he took in a deep breath.