Category Archives: Elderly parents

Hey, Who’s Craig?

Ten things I learned while trying to sell stuff on craigslist: Nobody wants your damn 1990’s armoire/entertainment cabinets. They may be  limited production La-Dee-Dah brand, made by free-range leprechauns using extinct, hand-massaged mahogany and unicorn horns, but they are worth … nothing. No … Continue reading

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Boxes of Boxes

I am not a “stuff” person. Hubs and I have surprisingly little amounts of boxed treasures or doodads, displayed or hidden. Our decorative taste can best be described as minimalist. This has been an intentional decision, a continual process of … Continue reading

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She Said What?

“I hope your mom dies today.” “Thank you!” What would you think if you heard this exchange at your local beauty salon? This was a conversation between me and my hairdresser/friend of over thirty years. We hugged and then glanced around … Continue reading

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Clown Pants

In this best of all Mays, I feel the need to acknowledge the man who has been next to me, riding that same rollercoaster and holding my hand for almost 30 years (June 14th!). I think about our wedding vows … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Door Hit You on Your Way Out

Dear 2015, You, madam, are a sadistic shrew. Oh, I’ll admit you were a worthy opponent. You gave the very worst; sickness, pain and death. You made me cry each and every day, and sometimes made me so sad I … Continue reading

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The Face of Alzheimer’s

September 21st is World Alzheimer’s day. I don’t think celebrate is the right word choice. Many if not most of you in your lifetime will be a caregiver for and/or have a close family member suffering from this devastating disease. … Continue reading

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My Blue Key

I walk into my father’s room and his eyes usually light up with recognition. I am not sure he knows it’s me, exactly, but he knows it is someone who loves and cares about him. “Hi, Dad, It’s Cheri” is … Continue reading

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