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So Hard Today

Very hard bitter day.

I took the bait.

It was ugly.

Why did I do that?

Shame.

Guilt.

Anger.

Tears.

Failure.

I don’t think we can do this anymore.

Caregiver

Aging Parents: Their Possessions, Their Money-- Now and After Death

What is it that fractures families after parents die?
Reducing the risk

POSSESSIONS

 When I was around 21 years of age, I remember going to the new home of my boyfriend’s friend, Pete. 501 more words

Aging Parents

I hope her world makes sense again

It’s 2:30 in the morning, and I am wide awake.  Sleep eludes me.  It’s been a crappy day.  A long crappy day.

Mom had two appointments scheduled for today:  Follow up with cardiologist and the long-awaited dementia evaluation.   834 more words

Caregiver

No more Hot Potatoes for Dad

My kids refer to me as the “Department of Complaints”.

They always turn to me whenever something goes wrong. When they were in college, I was the one to get the calls about roommate problems, a bad grade and “Do you think I have mono, Mom?” 646 more words

Dads

Carrying On...

Through the past two weeks, twinsie and I carried suitcases to this hotel and that, bags from this antique shop to the car, and carried love in our hearts for everyone we met, except the person who flipped me the bird at mile 2029 for reasons we still don’t understand. 710 more words

Cigars and Salad Dressing

It was a rather hot day in the Midwest, 92 degrees and sweltering. The air conditioner was running full speed! We walk into the house at 5 PM and find the doors wide open. 314 more words

Aging Parents

"Can't We Talk About Something More PLEASANT?" by Roz Chast

This is quite a book. It is the illustrated account of the author’s parents final years of life, complete with pictures of their belongings and descriptions of their physical complaints. 103 more words

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