Monthly Archives: December 2010

Assisted Living

Recently, a friend called.  Her elderly widowed mother-in-law had a recent fall.  After a hospital stay and skilled nursing rehab, the family (a couple sons and daughters, all with families of their own) disagreed about the next steps.  Mom lived alone, … Continue reading

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Writing out the Christmas cards with Mom

Writing out the Christmas cards with Mom “Okay Mom, what would you like me to write in this card for Aunt Laura (her older sister who lives in FL and is no longer able to come up to CT to … Continue reading

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12-16-10

It’s a cold New England morning.  A dusting of snow from the other night still covers the back deck.  Bare limbs of trees crisscross a gray sky and remind me we have a major storm in the forecast.  Mom and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mom…

As I was writing this, my mother lay on the couch beside me.  We are both suckers for holiday movies.  You know, the ones where wishes come true or long lost lovers arrive home just in time the holiday feast … Continue reading

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