Monthly Archives: December 2011

On smoking…

(From the book) For most of her adult life, my mother was a light smoker.  This became a problem when she moved into ‘The Retreat / Affordable Senior Assisted Living’ in Hartford.  Though they have a very well-tended outdoor seating … Continue reading

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Oh, Christmas Tree…

This is for all the returning troops and their families … and for those yet to come home.  Wishing all a peaceful holiday season! A week before Christmas 1969 and we still did not have a tree.  In our house, … Continue reading

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Conversations with Mom…

Me – Your hair looks nice today. Mom – Really? Me – Yes, you look beautiful. Mom – You’re full of shit! ~ ~ ~ A couple weeks ago, I was ready to do a poetry writing workshop with my … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

Saturday was my mother’s birthday.  I walked into her room about 9am to bring her to breakfast with the family. Me – Happy Birthday to YOU!  Happy Birthday to YOU! Her favorite nurse’s aide – How old are you, Maria? … Continue reading

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