Thirteen years after my husband’s death I am happy; my back is stabilized after a long bout with sciatica from two lumber discs bulging (I lost 25 pounds which helped a lot). I have a good home, two awesome sons and two wonderful daughters in law, and three grandchildren! (Oh, and my cat, Norie.) I … More Memories and Shiny Pennies
I had to have Sister, my cat, euthanized before New Years Day 2018. 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 … More How Do You Know When?
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
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
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 a military … More A Neighbor’s Death Observed