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Don't Tell Me

Mom used to be very vehement about this – Don’t tell me what to do, I will decide for myself.

Isn’t that so true for all of us? 304 more words



I would test Mom

and ask how her day went

after she’d had an outing.

Often I got a blank stare

or a vague reply, as… 33 more words


Mom's smiles

Looking through old photographs of Mom, it becomes obvious to me how much Mom has changed. Many years ago when I was younger, she would hardly pose for photos, “I’m too busy,” she would say, “what do you want a picture for? 190 more words


Good morning, Sister! 

Everyday my mom starts her day by greeting me thus.

She calls me Sister only but once a day. The rest of the day I am nobody. 56 more words


The Queen and her daughter

Mom was watching TV – the 20th anniversary show on Princess Diana’s death. She looked more engrossed than usual, and actually emotionally affected.

What are you watching? 311 more words


No more subtraction

One day, I decided to be brave and brought Mom out to lunch. It was special because Mom only heads out for medical appointments nowadays. (How did it come to this? 171 more words


recap review restart 

I haven’t posted for months though the thought often comes to mind. There’s enough to say but I’m not sure where to start again. So here’s a recap, which is also a summary of sorts for myself. 269 more words