Tag Archives: legacy

Passing of the family torch

Today would have been my mother’s 88th birthday. She passed away last September after a long and difficult bout with Alzheimer’s.  While I miss her, my father, and my stepfather very much, probably the hardest reality to contend with since her … Continue reading

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18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, and 28

What do the series of eight numbers in the title of this blogpost have in common? Sadly, they represent the ages of eight young adults whose funerals, memorials, and/or visitations I have attended in past ten years. The cause of … Continue reading

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Wonder years and timeless tears

Some professional word etymologist needs to invent an appropriate term for a person who is not necessarily a friend, but who is much more than an acquaintance. Pal or buddy don’t seem to fit appropriately. The reason I bring this … Continue reading

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