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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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Copper in the kitchen

Copper thieves don’t go and get all excited, the copper in her kitchen consist of my Mother’s collection of jelly molds. I have no idea why or when she started collecting the molds, they have been there for many a … Continue reading

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So much in common

We spent a little time the other day talking to a neighbor who is taking care of her Mother.  My husband and I had no problem relating to her situation. Our conversation brought back many not so distant memories. 

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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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Could it be just a year ago?

Last year on May 12th we were planning a trip to Michigan to attend my husband’s parents 70th wedding anniversary party.  We were looking forward to the trip and a break from the daily routine of caring for my Mom.  My sister … Continue reading

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Looking Back to May, 2011

May of last year was the last “normal”month of my Mom’s life.  She was living alone in her house with frequent (2 to 3 times a day) visits from me to check on her.  She was messy and it sometimes looked … Continue reading

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4 months

I find it hard to believe that four months have passed since I lost my Mother.  I think about her daily and still have the urge to give her a call when there is something I would like to share with her.  Old … Continue reading

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