Tag Archives: Death

Fist-pump for our Demise

The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown started it. I had not read the book, a library book picked out by Carter with many others on our last trip to the library.  I walked into the living room and saw … Continue reading

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The Substance of Grief

This morning, the first day after the day of the death of my father-in-law, I found myself trying to define the sense and complexity of grief. What could I use to define it?  Grief is a long list of adjectives … Continue reading

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Memories with a Side of Spice Cake

Tuesday would have been my dad’s 81st birthday.  It has been three and a half years since he died.  Cody was in Kindergarten and Carter was a preschooler.  Their memories of him, I’m afraid, are mostly built upon photographs and … Continue reading

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What is Important

Today Husband and I both took the day off work to attend a Celebration of Life for my Husband’s uncle, Reynold.  He passed away last Monday and is greatly missed by many people.  There was a small family-only celebration/service over … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day, Second Grade Style

Yesterday was not Valentine’s Day – unless you were an elementary school student or elementary school teacher. The first week of February the students cut out construction paper hearts and wrote on them who their favorite book character was and … Continue reading

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Delilah

Last night we said our final good-byes to our sweet Delilah cat.  Cancer. Many years ago, she lived next door to us as an outdoor cat.  Shortly after her family moved in next to us, she started the process of … Continue reading

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One of Those Days

Today has been one of those days, you know, one of those days in which you actually write “shower” on your to do list so there is a greater chance that you will actually get to shower and if you … Continue reading

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The Last Walk

The leash is resting quietly in the basket by the front door, no longer with a purpose. The place where dog dishes sat is empty, there is no one left to feed. The dog door is closed. This morning I … Continue reading

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One Year Ago

Today marks one year.  Most of the big firsts are over: the first Father’s Day, the first birthday, the first Thanksgiving, the first Christmas.  I am glad those are over and I must say that with time it has gotten … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and Grief

Thanksgiving 2011. While we did not know it at the time that would be the last time Cody and Carter would ever see their Grandpa.  It would be the last time Husband would ever see his father-in-law, the man he … Continue reading

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