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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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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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Text Messages

One of the sources I plan to use in this blog are my text messages to my husband and family. They provide a real time look back at what was going on in my Mother’s life and the struggles we … 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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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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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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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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