Tag Archives: aging

Happy Birthday to Me

My birthday is this week, so I’m pampering myself a little… Instead of crafting a thoughtful post for today, here is an oldie-but-goodie that I wrote more than six years ago. Hint: I’m even older now than when I posted … Continue reading

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Sunset

I’m heading straight into my sixties. Certain people (notably, people who call me “Mom”) will likely make “over the hill” jokes. Don’t worry about me, though. I don’t see the problem with growing older. After all, everything is more beautiful … Continue reading

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Floored!

I’m happy to report that my mom, who currently lives two hours from me, is moving to my town next month. She’s in a senior living apartment now, but it’s become really hard for her to get around. So when … Continue reading

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A Sweet Elderly Couple

Grief Anticipated, Part 2 When I was little, my dad could do anything. Tall, slender, and movie-star handsome, he was also strong and smart. During those golden times when he wasn’t out of town on his railroad work, he came … Continue reading

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Sitting on the Tracks

Grief Anticipated, Part 1 The diagnosis came by telephone while our whole family was eating Christmas Eve dinner. A tumor had wrapped around my dad’s esophagus, pushing it partly closed at one point. That explained why Dad had been having … Continue reading

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