Death

When a Child Dies

October 25, 2013

A child's death is certainly one of the saddest events to occur or even to think about.

A child's death is like no other death. The natural ebb and flow and order of life and death  we have come to expect in our lives is gone.

Grandparents are supposed to die before a grandchild.  Parents are not supposed to outlive their children.  Yet it happens.  And trying to make any sense of it is, quite frankly, just not possible.

Death and The Family Summer Home

October 11, 2013

This topic is near and dear to me, tugging at my heartstrings when I think about it. 

This is a very personal story I am sharing with you.

My family owned, loved, and cared for a wonderful shingle covered and much weathered summer cottage.  It is located on an island and is a place where I spent my summers growing up, molding into, and eventually becoming the person I am today.

This home was my summer haven for over forty years. 

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.

Death and Taxes

April 19, 2013

 Tax day, April 15th, has passed and you have either successfully filed your tax returns in a timely fashion, filed for an extention kicking the can down the street until the August filing date, or you will not have bothered with your taxes at all and you will get it done when you are good and ready to do so!

The Day Mom Died

October 10, 2012

May 4, 2006.

I was driving to the North Shore Mall on Interstate 95 on a beautiful spring day. My cell phone rang. It was my brothers number. "Dad's been trying to reach you-did he get a hold of you"?

"No, why?"

"Mom's dead."

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