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I Miss My Mother

I miss my mother. Not the pained days and her lonely, disorienting moments, not the frontal lobe disintegration that turned a stable woman of integrity into a silly, flirting schoolgirl, not the numbness and loss of dexterity that stole the … Continue reading

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The Broach

It was a gift to me by a precious soul, who was trying to divest herself of so many “things” so as not to be possessed by them—and she passed them on with love and an open hand.  I was … Continue reading

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May 23, 2015–And it is the last goodbye . . .

And it is the last goodbye . . . After a cold, Canadian winter, the soil is thawed, the soil turned, the grave dug. Earth that sprang forth flowers and vegetables from your tilling and tending touch, earth turned and … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day–Gone But Not Gone

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The Adventures of Mother Hood

We’ve been tracking her, but she remains at large. What makes her so difficult to nab is that she doesn’t have one identifying skill or MO.  Her crimes are varied, her operations covert. She’s extremely brilliant to have avoided detection … Continue reading

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I Will Remember

Beyond the mumbling and the whining days, these bedridden, trapped and powerless days, I will remember— the cookies, fresh-baked, pink curlers in the hair, a wet washcloth planted on your head, weeding vegetables under the hot summer sun.  I will … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

These are not the best shots, but they are from my last contact with Mum.  Calling is pretty much impossible now; but with the Internet, we can at least see one another. (I was the happy wanderer who moved so … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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The Song is Still There

Time has been hard on some things, soft on others. Hands that planted, hoed, kneaded, washed, spanked, played, and praised are soft with disuse— in many parts the feeling gone. . Where once fingers crunched numbers, curled hair, cooked, crocheted, … Continue reading

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A Mum Moment

Though her body is going forwards and her mind backwards, her spirit is safe in the Lord’s hands no matter what.  88 years looks pretty good on her.

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