Woman dating man as old as her son
Richie told her he was on vacation in Hawaii, but they planned to meet up as soon as he got back.
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When Missi “liked” his profile, he sent her a message right away and called her that afternoon.
They talked about their kids (he had two; she had three), their divorces, their sobriety.
Richie liked to say he didn’t “do drama,” but drama seemed to follow him nonetheless.
It got to feel as if every text from him was an announcement of some new disaster: He had to check his daughter Sarah into rehab; he had to put his beloved shih tzu, Thumper, to sleep.
Missi Brandt had emerged from a rough few years with a new sense of solidity.