Alice Alone and Then…March 7, 1967

March 7th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Forty-nine years ago today, Alice B. Toklas died a few weeks before her 90th birthday. In remembrance, here is a portion of a story I wrote sixteen years ago about Alice’s life alone following Gertrude’s death.


“What’s the answer?” Gertrude queried. Alice didn’t reply.

“Then what is the question?” Gertrude asked with a sigh.

The day ended in sadness, the room filled with a chill.

Soon Gertrude was gone, she had been too, too ill.

A long friendship was over, years of love, years of care,

Alice sat in the darkness, “Now what, when or where?”

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