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Am I an orphan now?

On Tuesday, July 21st at around 11:20 am, I held my father’s hand as he died. Tomorrow is the memorial service. I really don’t have a lot to say yet, I’m sure more will come in time. What I do know is that I don’t have any living parents anymore. I have joined the club… Continue reading Am I an orphan now?

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grief

Grief is obviously a byproduct of loss. Loss by death or loss by an ending. There are volumes of writings & thoughts on the death of a loved one.  I lost my mother almost 18 years ago.  I know about mourning death and as the anniversary of this life altering loss is almost here, I… Continue reading grief

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good & bye ?

Goodbye –         used to express an acknowledgement of parting –          An act of parting or leave taking We use the words together all the time.  Good & bye but do we really think about it? Probably not very often.   It is used so much, and often it is meant to be a temporary marking of… Continue reading good & bye ?