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Conversations With My Mother…

Just because someone isn’t here any longer doesn’t mean you don’t talk with them any more….or want to anyway. Mama has been gone since July 16, 2015, almost a year and a half ago.  My intellect knows that we can’t … Continue reading

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Distilling a Life…

How to distill a life onto a piece of granite? Should there be a quote? A picture? Does “beloved” go up top or at the bottom? Early drafts had a ballet slippers but they were stiff and ugly. Sabrina and … Continue reading

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Hamilton To-Go

Last spring we were in the throes of my mother’s Stage IV lymphoma, the chemotherapy, the drug deliveries to the house, the enormous uncertainties ahead. “Are you in pain?” doctor asked her. “What do you mean by pain?” Mama asked … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mama!

Have you missed me….? I’ve certainly missed you. And so rude of me to duck out without even a fare thee well. But one never knows what’s going on behind other people’s curtains. A lot was going on behind mine. … Continue reading

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Keys? Where Are my Keys??

“A spatula?” my father asked me. “You got your mother a spatula for Mother’s Day? But we already have three spatulas.” Well, I happen to know that Mama wanted that particular spatula, so that’s what I got her. Some women … Continue reading

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