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On losing your parents

My mom and dad had six children. The year my parents died (mom in April and dad in November), we were (approximately) ages 17, 15, 13, 11, 7 and 6. 332 more words


Recent Realisations and Surfacing Memories

When my mother died I remember my mind kept flashing me an image of a thick hardback book on its last page, the page being turned to the blank pages and then the inside of the back cover. 584 more words

Daily Musing And Reflections

Senryū #12

Call from the hospice–
they regret to inform.
April fools!

Imminence and Aftermath


A month of many celebrations. My husband’s birthday (he’s only 18 days older than I am). My birthday. In between, there’s our wedding anniversary. I can’t forget the birthday of a family friend, who’s 50 years older than we are. 93 more words


#17: A Death in the Family (1957), by James Agee

That’s what they’re for, epitaphs, Joel suddenly realized. You can feel you’ve got some control over the death, you own it, you choose a name for it. 1,690 more words

Time 100

The Gift of Grief

Not a gift huh? I’ve learned that tough lesson these last few months since my grandmother passed away. I wasn’t as close to her as I’d liked to have been, and that fact alone breaks my heart. 259 more words

Uncle Nothing

I have two distinct memories of my Uncle K that stand out from the rest. The first – when I was a little kid, every year my maternal grandmother would throw a big Hanukkah party for all of that side’s family and friends. 853 more words

Dealing With Loss