Posts Tagged: Massachusetts

It’s been 8 days; do I feel sad enough?

Not long after midnight on October 14, my mother quietly passed away into the next world. I spent hours on the phone with people — family, and the funeral director, and various nursing home and hospice staff — and got the arrangements made, and I flew to Boston early last Friday. I spent some time

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The life of my mind

Last evening, while walking on the treadmill, I finally watched a BookTV program I recorded in May. It was an episode of After Words, with guest interviewer Sara Nelson (author of the wonderful So Many Books, So Little Time) talking to Elaine Showalter about her new book, A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers

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My mother, and her hair styles, through the years

I talked with Jerilyn last Tuesday after she visited my mom, and she said she’d spent about 90 minutes with her. They had a good conversation, including my mom asking why she’s getting hospice services, and Jerilyn saying that my mom had really been declining earlier in the year, so she had needed the extra

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Update on my mother – Spring 2008

This blog was originally posted on MySpace on May 5, 2008. I talked in my last blog about a friend of ours who passed away very unexpectedly, a few weeks ago now. What I didn’t say was, when our friend Jeff W. took a turn for the worse (on or before Sunday, April 13), I

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