My name is Maureen Jaret, and I am Keith “The Existential Baker’s” wife. With a heavy heart and in case you did not realize it, my beautiful husband, poet, chef, father, and grandfather passed away on February 8, 2018. Please see his last post of February 1, “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.”
I have been trying to decide what I would do with his blog, which he loved and nurtured for the last six years. I did not want his blog with all his amazing writings, to die with him. So, after much thought and reflection, I decided that I will continue what he started, discussing my life with him, my life without him, and everything that is in between.
I grew up in the dawning of Equal Rights for Women; however, I grew up in a very conservative household where being a feminist was vulgar. When I met Keith, he not only embraced the fact that I had strong opinions and sense of self, he encouraged it. We always had a funny thing between us, that I am not “The Wife,” I was not Mrs. Keith Jaret or even Mrs. Jaret, I am Maureen Jaret. It never meant that I was not proud to be Mrs. Jaret, but I was my own person, and he respected that.
So, in honor of him, and the fact that I am and always will be extremely PROUD to be his wife, I will be renaming his blog, “The Existentialist’s Wife”! I am not the writer he was, but I think this new journey, will be fascinating…to say the least! I do have a passion for Organ Donation, and I want to spread the word about how this has affected my life. Since we no longer have the New Jersey Stores, I am going to change all my social media to The Existentialist’s Wife. I spoke to my children about this, and they were happy that their father’s words will go on. I hope you will continue to follow me as I go on with the rest of my life, without the love of my life, trying to figure it all out! I know he gives me a peace sign over this.
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I think this is a great idea and I will continue to follow. Love you!
Maureen, this is wonderful news!! I, for one, will follow your blog. In love and friendship, Patty!
Thank you so much Patty! This means a lot! I think this is something you should consider! xoxo
I think you are right, although I honestly don’t know if I would have a following. You are an inspiration though, for sure.
BULL SHIT!!! You definitely would! On 2 fronts Adam and your illness! Please don’t think that!
Sorry, I didn’t mean for that to sound like I am yelling at you! I am not! 😉
LOL.. I didn’t think you were yelling at me. You have my best interest at heart, even when yours is breaking. This is about YOU and Keith. I am beyond happy you are doing this. As someone else eluded to…I suspect Keith is guiding you along. ❤💛💚💙
I’m so proud of you and I know he is. Love you so much. He is giving you strength. It was never a Mr/Mrs thing/ it was just always Maureen and Keith. Always. 💕❤️❤️❤️
Yes it was Erin! Thank you! Xoxo
What a wonderful way to honor Keith and your life together. I think he’d love it.
Thank you so much Vicky! xoxo
Oh Maureen, I am incredibly sorry to hear and also saddened by the loss of your husband. His beat poetry was never boring and some of it had me outright laughing. And then there was the sad stuff, the regrets, the alter egos, the spiritual. I appreciated “Hippie Freak’s” honesty and vulnerability and especially the inquisitive nature of his writings. Thank you for letting his readers know of his passing and for carrying on the blog in his honor. Rest easy, Keith, and I wonder now if you are reveling in all the answers. Or just maybe one answer.
Thank you so much Amaya!! He was truly a wonderful man inside and out! I missed him so much! I hope I can do justice to this!
Maureen…I’m so happy that you are doing this….I will follow you and I look forward to your writings. I have a funny feeling that Keith is going to be helping you out with this!! ❤
Thank you RIck! xoxo
I look forward to reading the missives of The Existential Wife, Maureen. Thank you so much for keeping this going. Pease, dear sister.
Thank you Amber!
Peace not pease, lol 💜💜💜
Just joined and will follow you on your journey ❤
I will follow you.
Thank you Linda! xo
Thank you so much, Linda! I think you need to start a blog! Start it for yourself first – that is what Keith did! I can help you as I navigate this my self! xoxoxo
This is beautiful Maureen 💜
Thank you! xoxoxo
Love it- keep it going…….
Thank you Donna! xoxo
Just caught up with reading your blog. It is really sad to read that your Keith is gone. He was a good writer and I enjoyed his posts. Thank you for continuing on with the blog. Peace to you.
Thank you so much! I loved his writings and I appreciate you kind words! Thank you!
You are welcome!
I’m sure Keith is smiling knowing that you have picked up the mantel, spreading your insight inspiration & love through written word ……..
This brought tears to my eyes! Thank you Wayne! Love you!