Category Archives: Grief

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2014

We have two good parents who were about as opposite as you can get.  They were older when we were born;  Daddy was in his 40’s when they had my older sister and almost 50 when my younger sister was … Continue reading

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Goodbye, good neighbor

Last week, there were 2 Portland police cars, a Guardian ambulance, and a fire truck parked in front of my house.  I didn’t see a fire and wondered which of our older neighbors was sick.  Mostly, I choked back a … Continue reading

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In one day

In one day?  There are times when life can only be endured from moment to moment to moment if truth be told.   January 15 will be the 5th anniversary of my son Jack’s death.  It all happened in one day, … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton’s Thoughts in Silence

God, I have no idea where I am going.  I do not see the road ahead of me.  I cannot know where it will end.  Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your … Continue reading

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Long Island Medium

I have 2 grand-daughters who don’t share a drop of DNA with me. Their grandpa, my husband, connected us but he died in 1998.  Their dad Doug, my favorite step-son, died in 2003.  Their uncle Jack, my son, died in … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional. The new functional

It’s rare that I don’t have a conversation with a family member and not think, “We are so dysfunctional” when I hang  up the phone or get in the car. It isn’t that I don’t love my family; it’s that … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

I celebrated Memorial Day twice:  over the 3 day week-end and on May 30 since that is the traditional Memorial Day.   May 30, 1868 was the first time Americans observed Memorial Day commemorating lives lost during the Civil War.  General … Continue reading

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