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A mess

Jun 12, 2006 | | 2 comments

I was looking at a photo of my paternal grandparents this morning and wondering who they really were. Oh, I knew them (My grandmother just died last hear), but I didn’t really know them. I don’t think they even knew themselves. I am full of feelings; joys, fears, doubts, questions. Sometimes I feel like I’m […more]

This is Grief

Sep 29, 2013 | | 1 comment

Grief is not about the person we lost. It is not an exercise in doing what they would have wanted. Grief is for the person who is grieving. It is self care; a process of integrating the loss into our life. Just as her presence in my life changed the person I am, the loss […more]

Sometimes You Just Know

Feb 20, 2013 | | 8 comments

Did you ever know something was true, but it just didn’t feel true? Walking through Kat’s illness with her, most of the time, I felt useless or close to it. I wanted to make her better and I could not. Just sitting in the hospital room with her day in and day out seemed like […more]

Loving Kat, Changing Me

Dec 2, 2012 | | 18 comments

This is a story about my daughter Kat and just one area where she had a profound impact in my life. Actually although Kat is at the center of this story, the story is about me. Many who did not know Kat were made aware of her existence because of her tremendous fight with cancer. […more]

Wish I Didn’t Know That

Apr 1, 2012 | | 5 comments

If I had only known how long it would take me to finish painting the bathroom I would never have started it that day. The “popcorn” ceilings in my house are in horrible shape and cannot easily be painted. I knew they just need to be scraped off and finished flat, but was afraid it […more]

Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt

Jun 8, 2011 | | 3 comments

At one time not so very long ago in mining communities, the company owned everything and loaned the miners enough to just get by. But they never paid the workers enough to repay the debt. This way they kept the miners in something very close to slavery. As the song, “Sixteen Tons” said, “I owe […more]

Italy – Siena (day 1)

Dec 11, 2010 | | 1 comment

Now that our trip is a couple of weeks in the past, the view from a distance (in both geography and time) makes certain parts of it fade and other stand out.  Our visit to Siena was and still is my favorite part of the trip.  I could have spent the week there and been […more]

Italy – Preparations

Dec 3, 2010 | | 2 comments

My sister-in-law, Cathryn calls me a few weeks ago and says she’s thinking of going to Italy for Thanksgiving and would Jeanie and I like to come too.  She probably would have called Jeanie, but since she had worked the night before, she was sleeping.  I said, it sounded like fun and that we would […more]

A Plum Ending

Jun 24, 2010 | | 4 comments

I’ve got one more thing to say about Plums, then I’ll be quiet (unless I think of something else).  I admit that I went a little overboard with the thanks, but I couldn’t help myself.  You see, I was really worried where Danae would wait for me for five hours while I drove from Charlotte.  […more]

Fathers Day

Jun 21, 2010 | | Say something

Fathers Day today was terrific.  I am thankful to have such a wonderful family!  I feel blessed. P. S.  The memberships at Plums are growing.  Their wall is covered with messages of thanks for taking care of our Danae!  I am so thankful for friends partnering with me to bless someone they never met.  If […more]