My very unique and special Aunt Helen, my father’s sister, passed away recently at the age of 92. The way she lived her life and especially her senior years continue to influence my life as I continue into my senior years.. After Grandpapa died Grandmother and Aunt Helen enjoyed their lives. Much later Grandmother became … More Aunt Helen, Aging with Style and Panache
“Old age ain’t for sissies,” stated that famous old dame, Bette Davis. I am beginning to understand what she meant. If you are getting older, like I am and hopefully everyone else is, you are finding that there are new difficulties in your life style caused by physical and mental changes. Changes in Our Bodies … More Old Age Ain’t For Sissies
Sometimes I have to admit that I get joy mixed up with being thankful. The two are different but so intertwined in my life, that I rarely feel one without the other. Most mornings as a child I was awakened by one of my parents calling out, “Rise and Shine!” (I now know my mom … More The Joy of Life
The following is an article I wrote for Candid Slice but thought it would be enjoyed here. http://www.candidslice.com/homeless-in-the-hospital-you-never-know-when-kindness-is-key/ My report was just about finished when my patient — labeled “a difficult patient” — in room 205 requested her pain medicine and her medicine for itching. Pain and itching are not uncommon for a dialysis patient … More She Smiled!
Many of us are feeling useless right now, considering the tragedy laden news we hear everyday. We have heard about terrible things going on in the world: the destruction wrought by hurricanes, earthquake, fires, shootings and resultant deaths, suffering, anger, fear and other emotions that go with such horrors. What can we do to help … More Who Needs You?
When I was 12 years old I noticed I was having trouble seeing the writing on the blackboard in school. I always sat at the front of the class anyway so I didn’t know how long my vision had been declining. But soon the front row seat did not help me see the board clearly any … More Put Your Glasses On And Look
My article was published on Candid Slice last year. One special patient cared for her fellow patient’s need for beauty. http://www.candidslice.com/struggling-with-cancer-patient-performs-inspiring-acts-of-kindness/ Years ago I took care of an unforgettable cancer patient. She had lost her hair from the chemotherapy, but not her spirit. She quipped about her bald head and how funny she perceived her … More A Kind Hearted Cancer Patient Gives a Gift