Category Archives: Confusion

My Mom, 4/7/17 – 12/23/11

My Mother died last December 23rd at the age of 94.  Up until the last 2 years of her life she was  in pretty good shape.  Then the downhill spiral began and things changed.  Just wanted to share a bit … Continue reading

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Denial

The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  But the experience with my Mother made me realize that you can also go through these stages when your life changes dramatically.  My Mother’s care was taking more and more of … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day, 2011

Last Mother’s Day we took my Mom out to dinner at a local restaurant, Lizard’s Thicket,  that was always a hit with my Mother.  They serve a meat and 3 (meat and 3 vegetables).  I don’t remember for sure but … Continue reading

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The Beauty Shop

A weekly visit to the beauty shop has been a Saturday ritual for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, my Aunt’s appointment was on Thursday morning and my Mom’s was Saturday at 10:30 am. The weather … Continue reading

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Feeling Lost

The thing that has surprised me the most so far about my Mother’s death is how lost I feel.  For almost 2 1/2 years, every day was planned around her.  At first we needed to check on her daily and make … Continue reading

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2012

I love January 1st, I love picking out a new calendar for the year.  Even though I always wait until they go on sale, I never have trouble finding one I like.  We have had calendars that featured barns, quilts, flowers, national parks, and … Continue reading

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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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