Category Archives: Grief

Lessons to apply over the next 60 years

I’m rounding the corner to my 60th birthday.  That doesn’t seem as crazy old as it should.  For the most part, I feel good and can do more than I could do when I was 40 and still drinking like … Continue reading

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My peg-leg life

To say the patient is getting over it after an operation for appendicitis is one thing; after he’s had his leg off is quite another. After that operation either the wounded stump heals or the man dies. If it heals, … Continue reading

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Sundays can be too long

In the middle of a perfectly normal day, I can make a sudden descent into sorrow.  It is so hard to climb out.  There’s the desire to pause there, clutch the grief to my chest, and cling to it like … Continue reading

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My favorite love story

Bob and I checked out St. Luke’s cemetery on our way back from MA and Gerald’s house a couple of weeks ago.  The St. Luke’s Catholic Church I remember was a small painted white church and on a back road … Continue reading

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My Independence Day is July 7, 1998

July 7, 1998 is the first day I walked in to the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous.   I stayed. The life that I’ve had over the past 14 years has been rich in living.  I had stopped doing much living in … Continue reading

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Given a choice between grief and nothing—-

I’d choose grief.                         William Faulkner (1897 – 1962)   Is that true? I ask myself.  Of course it is.  I am grieving the life of my son, a life that stopped 20 years, 4 weeks, 3 days after his … Continue reading

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Happy blogiversary to me!

My first blog anniversary came and went.  I started blogging on April 19, 2011 with this message: I think people who blog about their lives are just a little arrogant.  So why am I here?  To see if I can … Continue reading

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Repurposed and upcycled

Repurposers and upcyclers raised me.  It was the only way, I think, back in the lean depression, WWII, and post war years.  It was second nature for our mother to rip apart out-grown clothes and perform a bodice transplant on … Continue reading

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Child lost motherhood

It was my intention to go home on Friday, lock the doors, close the blinds, and sleep until Mother’s Day passed.  Don’t tell me how unhealthy it is to isolate.  I already know that.  It doesn’t matter anyhow.  The universe … Continue reading

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Let it go…

Let it go, let it go, let it go All this sorrow disappears when I finally shake this fear And let it go. I’ve been up high and I’ve been down low But mostly I’ve been tired I’ll tell you … Continue reading

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