Category Archives: death and loss

On The Couch

My days are all the same. I sit on the couch. I get on the computer, I watch TV. and, about once a week, I write. Sometimes I talk on the phone. Every couple of weeks someone comes out to … Continue reading

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The Passage of Time

We tend to mark time by the significant events in our lives. These moments change our view of time as well as our view of life. What life was like before the event and what is life like after the … Continue reading

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Scraps of Paper

Mom and I are working on her side of our family tree. She has a bag which contains folders and photos that she found after my Grandpa died, while she was going through his things. Some of the items in … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Gone

I’ve had a bit of a setback in my progress since my last post. My dear father passed away on May 23, 2013. Since then, I have been pretty “inward” again. I’m not getting out and I’m spending more days … Continue reading

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Golden Years

Today is the one-year anniversary of my beloved Raymond’s death.  For the past couple of months, I have been remembering how sick he was at this time last year.  His spirit wanted to live, but his body was just too … Continue reading

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Acceptance, Understanding and Trust

Today marks the ten-month anniversary of Raymond’s death. Ten months have gone by, since my beloved Raymond was taken back home. It’s hard to believe. My life is pretty quiet, here in the trailer park. Yesterday, I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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The Winter Solstice

It was one year ago, Dec. 21, 2011, which Ray and I sat in Dr. Gadgeel’s office, holding hands and hearing the words, “You have stage 4 lung cancer.”  After the shock wore off, I thought it was rather auspicious, … Continue reading

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