Category Archives: Family

A Short Fuse

I apologize if I have been rude to you.  I lashed out at a friend the other day.  I just lost my temper.  I have not felt very well put together of late. I seem to have little margin to … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location

As they often say in the Real Estate Business, Location is everything. Thinking about some of the crazy headstones I’ve seen, it may be that location is also crucial at the cemetery. I am writing this late at night on … Continue reading

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Cemetery Real Estate

My eye plumbing has worked a bit of overtime these last couple of months, but my days have been littered with laughter as well. That is a good thing as my dear husband enjoyed a laugh, and would have been … Continue reading

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Live Life and Love

Imagine that your spouse or someone dear to you has died, and you worry whether that person knew you loved them.  My Dad told me that he knew several people who were eaten up by that worry after someone had … Continue reading

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Disjointed Life: Friends, Ciarán Hinds, and Barn

Sometimes there are relationships in life that get strained or damaged and can’t seem to be put right. I discovered late last night when I realized that I hadn’t seen any FB posts, or chatted with a high school friend … Continue reading

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Six Weeks

When you lose everything you own, in some kind of natural disaster, you are stunned. After the horrifying sounds, you look around you, gathering your own close, you cannot believe what you see. There’s no roof. Glass and rubble are … Continue reading

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After Midnight

After midnight, in the wee hours of Friday morning, I find that I can neither sleep nor write a blog post. Yesterday, I accomplished a respectable amount. I thanked another doctor, wrote a few more notes, and paid some bills. … Continue reading

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The Inconstancy of Grief

Today, April 24th marks one month since my husband of eleven years has died. I have grieved many things in my life and lost many people who were dear to me. But never in my life have I felt such … Continue reading

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This Widow’s View of Men

As it has not even been a month since my husband died, this title may come across as a tad bit provocative. Nothing could be further from the truth. I write this post because, as this is a public document, … Continue reading

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Drawings, Cards, Thanks and More

Some days, almost every day that I don’t have a scheduling conflict, I write thank-you letters. I write letters or notes to people who made memorial gifts in my husband’s honor and to people who have taken time out of … Continue reading

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