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Post Death Tweets?

October 5, 2013

CNN's red alerts just shot across my Ipad sharing the breaking news  announcing the death of Tom Clancy at age 66.

The good news is that the alert temporarily interupted the diatribe of elected officials regarding the government's shut down.

 I am such a Tom Clancy fan so this is sad news. Who hasn't seen "Hunt For Red October" several times? or read "Patriot Games"?

Death and Dementia

September 27, 2013

What are you more afraid of ? Dementia or death? 

Honestly, I had never considered answering this question prior to posing this question to you now. 

My mom used to tell me that it must be easy to "lose your mind"  because you don't have any idea that you have lost it!  Nonnie's correct of course, yet those that have the onset of dementia may not feel the same way.

Let's explore the relationship between Death and Dementia.

Coffin Shopping

September 13, 2013

A good time to shop for a coffin is before you actually need one.  This sounds a bit morbid doesn't it?

But let's compare this scenario to shopping for a new car or  a wedding dress or a home.

Honestly, do you get the best deal when you shop last minute?  Do you get what you want for a good value?

No Regrets

August 23, 2013

When my mom died, as traumatic an event as it was experiencing her sudden death, I had no regrets. 

I must admit that I feel pretty happy, and fortunate, that I can say that.

Mom and I spoke almost every day, or, at a minimum, at least twice a week.  Sundays was always a good time for us to catch up on each others comings and goings.  We were very connected, except when I was a teenager of course!

Organ Donor

August 9, 2013

Have you ever thought about donating your body, eyes, or tissue when you die?  Or other parts of you?

Most likely, you are probably feeling a bit squeemish about this topic.  I get it.  But it is a topic that deserves our attention and something that is so very important to consider and then act on.

So many factors are involved in considering whether or not you want to donate your body.

Blended Families and Blurred Lines

August 2, 2013

Millions of the "Boomer" generation are most likely to have step-children; many more so than in any other generation.  

When your adult widowed or divorced parent remarries, it is (hopefully) a delightful celebration. 

Most "children" are happy that Mom or Dad are no longer alone.  They are happy that their parent has someone to share the rest of their life with.  

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