Today would have been the 48th anniversary of my marriage to Hank Estes. So understandably he has been on my mind today. I want to focus on the good memories and look upon the emotional and physical problems he had with compassion. Remembering the first day of ninth grade. I was in front of the … More Memories and 2 Shiny Pennies
My dear friend, Morag Noffke, wrote this blog post and I felt sharing it might help some who may or has lost a loved one, whether to Covid or any cause. She is a trained practicing counselor and has just experienced her own losses of two people she cared about. Thank you Morag for letting … More For Those Suffering Losses During Covid
In my thirty-seven year long nursing career I cared for many patients, many of whom touched my heart ins different ways. One lady who still has a place in my heart was a cancer patient, Ms. Jones. The first time I met her I was so impressed with her indomitable spirit, her sense of humor, … More Gift from a Chemotherapy Patient
For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month I am sharing from my experiences in surviving abuse and some lessons I learned. To continue the story of my husband’s illness he recovered from the stroke and could walk with a cane. Since he worked on a computer, not being able to walk a lot was not an … More My Last Days As His Wife
I had to have Sister, my cat, euthanized before New Years Day. Sister was a very sweet tempered, actually polite, timid gray and brown tabby with white legs and a white collar. She developed diabetes from a pituitary brain tumor sometime in the last two years. The slowly worsening diabetes made her so hungry that … More How Do You Know When?
Today I attended the funeral of my elderly neighbor, Mr. Q. I experienced some thoughts and feelings from his death and funeral that I found at times to be upsetting, surprising and then comforting. Funerals are something I usually avoid when possible. I went to my father in law’s funeral this past year. It was … More A Neighbor’s Death Observed