About 50 sisters remained in the study when Hemmy got involved.
The sisters are so invested in cooperating, that some want to practice the exercises between assessments, Hemmy said.
Another lesson comes from the sisters' participation, Hemmy said.
Red Cross Ambulance Service in wartime Italy; love for girls and women everywhere; and even love for the parents--Grace Hall Hemingway and Clarence Edmonds Hemingway--who are later depicted without great affection in stories like "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife" and "A Way You'll Never Be." These letters overflow with invitations: "How I would love to see you," Hemmy writes to "Dear Old Kid" Bill Horne; "Come on Up for the love of the Lord.
But within a couple of months Hemmy could write with equanimity about Agnes to his good pal Howell Jenkins, "I set out to cauterize out her memory and I burnt it out with a course of booze and other women and now it's gone" (193).
Her husband Hemmy, on the other hand, suffered from an intrinsic myopia.
Hemmy read the New York Times cover to cover every morning on the BMT subway he took from Kings Highway to the firm in Manhattan where he was a bookkeeper.
The occasion to talk to Zyra came on a Sunday after Hemmy had treated the family to dinner in Sheepshead Bay.
With no preamble or pretense, Hemmy moved into step beside Zyra.
After my mother's death, Hemmy told me about his talk with Sam.