Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011, A Look Back

I bid 2011 a not so fond farewell.  In every sense, this was a difficult year for my family.  January:  my husband retired from his job as Postmaster of Bethune, SC.  I know he loved his job and part of … Continue reading

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Sleep

Wednesday morning, December 28th: Sleep would be good right about now. Sleep would have been good 2 1/2 hours ago.  I really like to sleep but right now just can’t manage to sleep.  I have a good reason, my Mother … Continue reading

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I saw cardinals!

We lost our Mother on Friday, December 23.   Since  December 13th – her condition declined daily.  On the 20th, she last enjoyed her morning coffee and danish and got to enjoy sitting on her front porch in the sun one last time. The … Continue reading

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Waiting . . .

My Mother is entering the last and to me the scariest part of her illness – the end.  Nothing much between her and the other side except a stubborn determined spirit that will not let her give up.  But her … Continue reading

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When did you first realize you were a caregiver?

I was not a caregiver, just a daughter trying her best to help her Mother. Since she could no longer drive, I would take her to the grocery store and doctor. I knew she loved ice cream, so I would … Continue reading

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The Dog of the House

Momma and Pup Pup just hanging out on the porch The title of this post comes from my Mother’s confused way of looking at things.  It should have been called the The Head of the House because she told us one … Continue reading

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It’s Funny How

Isolated you can feel when you are taking care of someone who is sick or shut in.  From the picture window (that’s what she called it when I was growing up) I have a view of a main road into … Continue reading

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