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The Memorial on May 4, 2013


Richard and I arrived at the church about an hour before the memorial was scheduled to begin; the volunteer coordinator would be meeting us there.  We arrived and the volunteer coordinator met us in the kitchen, shortly after the pastor … Continue reading

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Pre-Memorial


I apologize for my distinct lack of desire to relive this, but alas, it’s history, it’s not ‘flowing’ or coming out as easily as other writings have…it’s overwhelming at times and I just have to step away and take a … Continue reading

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Day 7 with Dad (Tuesday, April 23, 2013)


Day 7 with Dad (Tuesday, April 23, 2013) Early this morning Reluctant Heart unexpectedly stopped by on his way to pick up uncle at the airport; we hadn’t really gone back to speaking terms so I’d not told him about … Continue reading

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Day 3 with Dad


Day 3 with Dad (Friday, April 19, 2013) I wish I had happier news that Dad had turned the corner and things looked up, but that was not to be. Reluctant Heart had promised to meet with Richard, Dad, and … Continue reading

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Ready to Write


A lot has happened since I last wrote. Dad had been in and out of the hospital well over one month after he celebrated his 90th birthday.  My brother (Reluctant Heart) called with updates; I took frantic notes just as … Continue reading

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Dad and Our Indomitable Spirits


My Dad has been moved from the hospital to the rehab center (he went to the same rehab last year when fluid built up in his lungs then too).  Something really sweet happened at rehab.  The same lady, Vicki, who … Continue reading

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Update on Dad


Wow, talk about a long, long day.  Here is what I know: Dad is going to be in ICU a couple of days, I don’t have any specifics other than they have him on oxygen, he’s tired, and I’m told … Continue reading

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Amy Grant’s Beautiful Quote about Dementia


I came across a quote I wrote down on a tiny piece of paper while waiting at the Doctor’s office last year.  I started to type it up to keep here on my computer but thought it was a keeper … Continue reading

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A Little Black and Blue Heart


I’ve not written for a while because I’ve been a little under the weather since December, and Richard can attest, I’ve not had a lot of words often to even speak.  Just what I needed to feel just a little … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Holidays and Stuffing


Hi everyone, This gets to be a crazy busy time of the year here in the states due to the holidays which really get going prior to Thanksgiving.  Why?  Stuff. It’s a time of turkey and stuffing, stuffing ourselves and … Continue reading

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