Category Archives: In The Beginning

The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home and the Center of my Grief

It has taken a year, both of us working full-time, to save for the down payment for our first home.  The lannon-stone house built in the 1950s, sits on a half-acre lot, nestled between farmland.  There is no extra money … Continue reading

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Mother Earth Eases My Grief

I have always loved nature. Our only family vacations took place in a little town in northeastern, Wisconsin where my great-aunt and uncle own a cabin.  I was still in diapers when I started going there in the 60’s. Not much of … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

My heart is heavy. Trying to catch my breath I feel so unsteady. Concentration is a thing of the past along with patience and my inborn sass. I look in the mirror and I can’t see, the woman I knew as … Continue reading

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Has Grief Altered Your Family Tree?

Henry has every right to be embittered and negative about life.  He grows up quickly becoming the man of the house for his mother and five younger siblings after his father dies when Henry is seventeen. He is a medic … Continue reading

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