Monthly Archives: October 2011

Recipes…

One of my nieces FB’d me, asking for my mom’s (obviously, her grandmother) Italian sauce and meatball recipe.  She was going to attempt to make ravioli from scratch, the way her Nonie used to make it. Over the years, we … Continue reading

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From Chapter 2…

All these years later, details of my parent’s hospital stay are vague.  They were there for about a month and then within a week of each other, were discharged to the same rehabilitation facility. They had not seen each other … Continue reading

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What she wants…………..

These days, it can be difficult to figure my mother out.  Not that she is or ever was very complex.  Or maybe she was complex and we weren’t paying attention.  I often think about this and wish I’d known her … Continue reading

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Cremation (or not)

Five or six years ago, a family friend died.  He was cremated and I brought both my parents to his memorial service.  Photos and flowers surrounded his urn as people took turns speaking. Driving back home, we passed the cemetery … Continue reading

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