Category Archives: memoir

Cinco de Buddy!

May 5th… Cinco de Buddy Today is the 4th anniversary of Raymond’s death.  Today is also my niece’s birthday!  Life and death… the circle, the great round.  Time passes and the wheel keeps turning. I got a text from Raymond’s … Continue reading

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The Road Trip

It has been four months since I left Algonac, and the home that Raymond and I shared.  It’s also been 4 months since I have visited Raymond’s grave.  I’ve wanted to get out there and tend to it since spring, … Continue reading

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The End of a Chapter

There are times in life when we are called to make a change. Many of the changes I’ve made have been relocating.  In my 58 years, I have moved a total of 17 times. Tomorrow, will be number 18. With … Continue reading

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My Broken Heart

It started last summer. Chest pains, heart palpitations, and any time I did anything physical I experienced shortness of breath. I thought, “My God, I am really out of shape. I have got to get off this couch and start … Continue reading

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To Family!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. No presents, just family getting together for food, love, games, gratitude and laughter. I spent two days on the west side of town, with my family for Thanksgiving. As we sat down for dinner, I … Continue reading

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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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