Category Archives: Death and Dying

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Touched by an Angel

My latest essay, “Help with the Laundry,” appears in

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Spring = Hope

When I am sad. When my spirit is drooping. I look for beauty. To replenish my soul. This post is dedicated to those who lost their lives, limbs and innocence at the Boston Marathon on Monday.  

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The Villages, FL: PopPop’s Last Pad

Earlier this month we lost my father-in-law Ken, aka PopPop, or PP for short (per my sister-in-law Cathy) to cancer. During his illness his clan visited him often; I enjoyed chatting with PP, even though I mostly did the talking. … Continue reading

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Weeks Filled with Illness and Death

This is a sad post, so if you’re feeling down and don’t want to be brought down further, please click away today. I won’t be offended. I woke up on January 1, 2013 a little anxious, although I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Remembering Poppop

My father-in-law passed away last week.  Poppop, as his oldest grandchild Andrew named him more than 20 years ago, was a quiet guy, but that didn’t mean he was ever bored or boring.  Poppop, a retired engineer, loved the beach, … Continue reading

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A Siamese Cat Named T Rex: 2005-2012

My daughter Tory’s beloved Siamese, T Rex, died unexpectedly Sunday night. He was seven years old, young for a Siamese. Tory is devastated. Our family is devastated. Tory raised T Rex, in a way only a quirky young girl could. … Continue reading

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No Words

This week? I have no words. At least not yet. Perhaps “celebrating” the anniversary of both my oldest sister’s death and my Dad’s death robbed me of my words. Or perhaps it’s because it’s Easter Week, the roughest week in … Continue reading

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A Young Man Has Died

Today we learned that an old friend of my son Max has died. He’s gone. Dead. He was 20. The fun little boy with the long curly hair has died. The polite young man who always had a smile and … Continue reading

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George Hampton: RIP

A wonderful man died this morning in Arizona; his name is George, George Hampton. He left behind his loving wife Donna, two daughters, two grandchildren and many, many relatives and friends who will miss him very much.  George died of … Continue reading

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Aunt Mel and Uncle Francis

A Pennsylvania Love Story While we were in Western Pennsylvania this weekend, my sister Cindy and I had lunch with our Aunt Melvina, Aunt Mel for short. She is my Dad’s brother’s widow. She’s a forthright woman who loves us … Continue reading

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