Tag Archives: Grief Loss and Bereavement

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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Planning ahead

I have spent much of my life imprisoned by my plans.  In my drinking days, I stayed furious because the troops, i.e. husband and kids, didn’t toe the line.  Back then, the plans were generally in my head and nobody … Continue reading

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Erasure

I get daily blogging prompts from the WordPress people to help with writer’s block, I suppose.  They are usually interesting and even when I don’t have time to write something, I often turn the prompt over in my head a … Continue reading

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Missing Jack

24 years ago on December 7 at about this very moment, I was in labor, riding in a car with John and Georgie as we crossed the Harbor Bridge, listening to U-2 and B.B. King sing “When Loves Comes to … Continue reading

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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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