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The Cancer Card

My aunt is in the hospital.  She is sick with pneumonia.  I stopped to bet her a Get Well card. And there it was… “The Cancer Card.” Pretty as it may be, it is still not a card anybody ever … Continue reading

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Memoir of Smith Island

Reading a book about life on Smith Island (Maryland), these words pop out at me… I’ve never been to Smith Island, but I enjoy books on local history and memoirs.  Smith Island  is a small island on the Chesapeake Bay … Continue reading

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Those nights…

The light on the answering machine message blinked… I pushed play.  I wished I hadn’t… stress… stress… stress… stress… and of course the office was long closed.  I couldn’t sleep… laying there in bed, I tossed, I turned… and the … Continue reading

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Another dream

When I woke, I felt as if I’d had a restless night.  Then, I remembered the dream.  John wasn’t in this dream… just a good friend and co-worker of his. In the dream I saw a person, who had been … Continue reading

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Cords

Funny how a single instance can bring memories flooding back.  I was getting myself tangled in my cords to my headset and my earphones.  An inconvenient tug of the earbud and there it was… I was transported back in time. … Continue reading

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Rosie and the new supplement

Rosie is our 28 year old, well loved, Welsh pony mare.  She was a retired broodmare and has a gentle and peaceful personality and is filled with charm and grace that is rare among equines.  She is hard to keep … Continue reading

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11:09 7-23-12

Naturally, July is a tough month and the last several days have been a lot of reflecting and remembering. 11/9 was John’s B-day and I find myself catching the time frequently.  That and 9:11. At 11:09 PM on Monday, I … Continue reading

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The circle of life

July 21st, 2009 marked 3 years since John passed away.  It was a challenging day and will forever be a challenging day.  I caught myself saying one of his phrases… “It is what it is.”  I haven’t bawled but, I’ve … Continue reading

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Downgrading

Typically in life, you upgrade… newer car… bigger house… you know… “the American dream.” When you’re a widow… not only are so many dreams crushed-gone… over… D E A D– you also have to deal with the reality that there … Continue reading

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Little treasures

I went to roll up John’s sleeping bag from our camping adventure… and found this little treasure…. Funny… one would have never thought that somebody’s handwriting of their last name could bring comfort and a smile to somebody else’s face.  … Continue reading

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