Tag Archives: death

It’s Not About the Dog Food

I walked by the SPCA on Fillmore again yesterday. Through the glass door I looked at the three gals and the front desk. But I didn’t go in. Last week I went by. And a couple weeks before that, scoping … Continue reading

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From One Thanksgiving to the Next, Things Change

The phone rang at six the morning after Thanksgiving. Mama got to the point. “Grandpa Fred had a heart attack. He’s not expected to live.” Disbelief blundered around in my head. Yesterday Grandpa had tended the turkey, said the prayer … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye

Saying goodbye doesn’t happen all at once. That’s why it’s so hard. Since Alicia got sick, letting go has happened daily. Right away she had to say goodbye to a pain- free existence, and then to her thought of a … Continue reading

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How Did He Die? Does it matter?

“Dave Goldberg, founder of Survey Monkey died suddenly on Friday night.” Some version of that sentence has been all over the news for the past three days. Goldberg had probably a higher media profile than otherwise through his wife Sheryl … Continue reading

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One Last Birthday…

Elisabeth talked about dying for years. “This is going to be my last trip to Europe, so I want to go all out.” She said this before the last three European trips, then drove herself all over the windy passes … Continue reading

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