Month: May 2016

  • Like father, like daughter?

    “Oh my word, you sounded just like Grandpa,” my daughter Sharon laughed. “He always was wanted a hamburger and you just asked Dad to get you a junior Whopper.” Me? like my dad whose physical and mental health declined until he needed full time care?! Me? like my dad, a ‘grumpy old man’? Could I…

  • Fixing what is broken

    I began to feel energetic after falling, breaking my leg and wrist – just in time for the surgeon to declare I needed major surgery to remove the temporary fix of my leg. “It will take three and a half hours to permanently fix the broken pieces of the leg with plates and pins and…

  • Queen of Pillows on Mother’s Day

    Today the calendar dictates families to honor mothers. Florists, candy makers, restaurant owners and department stores anticipate a spring surge in sales as husbands and children – young and old – scramble to find a way to show their love and appreciation for the family matriarch. Not in our family. Not this year. I gave…