It was hard catching up with widower, Frank Bass. I’m thrilled to report he’s agreed to give us a few minutes of his time.
Duffy: First I’d like to thank you for allowing me into your personal space.
Duffy: (Laughter) Yessss. Since you’re short on time I’m going to jump right in. With the death of your wife and child, I can imagine it was hard for you to go on with life. How were able to deal with such devastation?
Frank: (Deep sigh) Duffy, I dealt with it like most men. (Shrugs a broad shoulder) I cut myself off from everything and everyone, except my work.
Duffy: Did you go through a period of being angry and not wanting to love again?
Frank: You bet. I was angry at God, angry at cancer, angry at myself. I didn’t think I was capable of putting my heart on the line to have it ripped from my chest again.
Duffy: (Smiles) Ahhh, but you were capable. I sat down with Reba a few weeks ago and she says you’re the first man to ever truly love her. So, tell me what was it about Reba? I’ve heard through the grapevine after the death of your wife you were quite the ladies’ man.
Frank: (Chuckles) Oh, come on, Duffy. I wasn’t that bad.
Duffy: (Laughter): If you say so. Now please answer the question, Mr. Bass.
Frank: The first time I met Reba I noticed she had the most beautiful eyes, but there was a sadness in them. I was drawn to her because I wanted to know her story. After getting to know her I was a goner. She showed me that it was okay to love again. That I didn’t have to live a miserable, emotionless life.
Duffy: So, there is love after tragedy?
Frank: (Smiles and glances over at Reba with Heather sitting on her lap.) You bet…
Duffy: Folks, so there you have it. To get the full scoop on Frank and Reba go to: http://bit.ly/suzettebooks