Monthly Archives: January 2012

For my mom…

On behalf of my family, I’d like to thank everyone who commented on this blog, who sent emails, made phone calls, who gave us hugs, cried and laughed with us.  We felt embraced by your love … and Mom was … Continue reading

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Maria Thomas, 12/3/26 – 1/24/12

         Maria A. (Cascone) Thomas, 85, of Manchester, beloved wife of the late Carl J. Thomas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Glastonbury Health Care Center. Maria was born on December 3, 1926 in Hartford daughter of … Continue reading

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To laugh or not to laugh…

Let me start by saying, “Laugh!”  Feel better?  Of course, you do.  I received an email from someone who was uncomfortable with aging-humor.  Sorry!  If I couldn’t laugh sometimes, I would be curled up crying all the time.  And let’s … Continue reading

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What we offer…

In 1997, about a year after Mom’s aneurysm and Dad’s stroke, they were again living together (with much family and home healthcare involvement) and taught each of us about adversity and spirit, particularly my father.  After an initial adjustment, not … Continue reading

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A phone conversation (sort of)

I’ve been out of state and haven’t seen my mother in a few weeks.  I miss her and call often, but she seldom picks up the phone.  I like to think she is out for coffee with my brother or … Continue reading

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A new year…

In the closet of my writing room are boxes and boxes of old photos.  For the past couple years, when I have a few minutes, I scan a handful and eventually will put them to period music on a DVD.  … Continue reading

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