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Assisted Living

When my dad died it was the first big loss in our family.  He had AML – Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  He refused treatment.  The disease was advanced.  I don’t know how much pain he had been in prior to diagnosis, … Continue reading

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Sorting

It was not long after our son died that my husband went back to work. My husband is a hard working man. When he is “off” he still finds something to occupy his time. Our yard is well groomed. There … Continue reading

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Pip

I fasted from writing for a few days, at least from this type of writing.  I wrote short poems and a simple Christmas acrostic.  I also started trying to transcribe a journal kept by my son.   I am not … Continue reading

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A little hike

Went on a little hike today, up where we have hiked a lot, at the end of our road. I have hiked it with my husband, and with some other friends.  I have hiked it with my daughter and my … Continue reading

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An open letter

Dear Son, I watched a video clip of you last night that you sister had taken in 2007.  You were laughing and rubbing your head, messing up your hair as you so often did.  Your dog came and sweetly attacked … Continue reading

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Hope for the Holiday

There has been a lot of talk about the Thanksgiving Holiday this year among folks with whom I have known for years and with some with whom I have become acquainted because of our unfortunate mutual circumstances.    Among the … Continue reading

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Parlor Tricks

When I was young, yes in the good old days, when there were not video games and you had to go to the theater to watch a movie  that has now only been put on DVD in the past 5 … Continue reading

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Anger

Spontaneity seems to be in short supply for me right now.  Not having a plan in place annoys me and conversely I don’t seem to be able to make a plan.  It is as if that part of me has … Continue reading

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Fire ants and friends

Where to begin with this?  Let’s see.  I have been sick.  A group of us who dined together on Wednesday night seemed to have been in contact with the same pathogen.  On Thursday night between 11:00 p.m.and 3:00 a.m. most … Continue reading

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Tenacious

The inner clock.  I find it strange that I can set my clock for 7:00 a.m. and wake at 6:55a.m.  I know that other people do this too.  My dogs come to me at 2:45 p.m.  looking at me, the … Continue reading

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