Monthly Archives: September 2011

Musings…

When I think back, my mom is always in the kitchen – mixing bowls and spoons, flour sprinkling the front of one of my dad’s sweatshirts, sleeves rolled and something going in or coming out of the oven.  And always … Continue reading

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Last wishes…

Tuesday, 9-13-11 A good afternoon with Mom.  She lay in her bed, one knee up (as usual), hands behind her head as we leafed through a holiday cookie cookbook (with lots of pictures).  We talked about her apple pie and … Continue reading

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March, 1996

Over time, several readers have asked how ‘things’ started.  A bit longer than a usual post, this is the book’s first chapter… Stories like this seldom have an easy place to start.  Instead they tumble upon themselves and become difficult … Continue reading

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A couple quick stories…

Last week, after Mom had been in the hospital for several days, my brother and I were visiting her.  She was “sick and tired” of being poked and prodded and of nurses asking if she knew who she was and … Continue reading

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Renal failure

After 10 days in the hospital, my mom was finally discharged late on Wednesday.  On top of many health issues, her kidney is failing. I went to visit yesterday, hoping to get her to eat and drink something. She was … Continue reading

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