old woman

Dementia

February 14, 2020 family stories / poetry / Uncategorized 0 Comment

I attended a Tidewell Hospice class for volunteers and the subject was dementia/Alzheimers disease. I was inspired to write this poem.  I took care of my Mom for several years.  She suffered from some form of dementia.  We were told it was difficult to diagnose.  She never lost her memory […]

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mama with wine

“Over the river and through the woods…

December 18, 2017 family stories / personal / recipes 0 Comment

…to Grandmother’s house we go” –to taste the flavors of the season!   In this LifetimeWriter Author’s Forum blog post, I’d like to encourage all to share a recipe with a theme –a traditional dish we each inherited from a beloved relative and we have updated with some personal flavors or […]

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mom and dad

Remembering Dad

June 19, 2017 family stories / personal / relationships 0 Comment

It’s so strange when I remember Dad.  It seems that so much of who we are is tangled up with the real or perceived relationship we had or didn’t have with our fathers. Thanks to Freud, I think way too much weight has been placed on this relationship, but in […]

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Till There Was You!

March 21, 2017 family stories / personal 0 Comment

Flipping through old photographs is how we summon memories most of the time. That’s what I was doing in the garage today, when I had the strong feeling that I needed to get rid of some of these dusty old remnants of a life that seems long gone. When I […]

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