Tag Archives: relationship

A Loss Worth Celebrating

Jeff and I meet in June 1990 and grief is the topic of our first conversation.  Both of us are young when our spouses die tragically and suddenly, leaving us with young children and changing our worlds forever. You can … Continue reading

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Who Remains In Your Address Book?

I consider myself a middle of the road techie; I understand some of the current trends but lack technological skill with some of it.  I have an iPhone, use Twitter, manage a blog and I have a personal and professional … Continue reading

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Love Thy Neighbor

My dog Tanner and I pull into our attached garage on this crisp fall day after spending all afternoon running errands.  I have grocery bags in my arms, his leash wrapped around my wrist and my key chain hanging from … Continue reading

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Gifts of Grief

Grandpa – 1973, Grandma – 1989, Chris – 1990, Dad – 1999, Jean – 2006, Carol – 2013.              In less than five minutes my paper is full, filled with so many names, the dates of their deaths and the … Continue reading

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Remembering Through Rituals and Traditions

Golden apple pie with sauce oozing through the lattice-topped crust; the cinnamon sugar  topping of pistachio nut bread crunching between my teeth; say the words Grandma Helen’s, and I become Pavlov’s dog as I recall her ritual of showing her … Continue reading

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The Disease of Secrets – Part One

I wonder if I am still an ACOA (adult child of an alcoholic) if the alcoholic is dead?  On Monday, February 16th, 1999 my dad dies of Tuberculosis – secondary to a weakened immune system from “the drink.”  The Saturday … Continue reading

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