Category Archives: Good-Bye

The Long Goodbye and The High Line

Have you had to say goodbye to a great friend? I’ve hugged many a woman friend goodbye over my adult years, and every time, I feel like my heart is breaking in half. Gone will be the fun times spent together … 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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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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A Tribute to My Favorite Ragdoll

    My best friend Carole had two ragdoll cats, Jordy and Kimi, siblings whom she adopted after their owner died 11 years ago. Recently, Jordy passed away after an arduous 4-year battle (for both cat and mistress) with severe … Continue reading

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Death of a Beloved Uncle

My Uncle Bud passed away quietly at home on Monday morning. I received the call from Margaret, my cousin Lenny’s wife. His grandsons, in true Pennsylvania tradition, had the honor of carrying their grandfather’s now-quiet body to the waiting hearse. … Continue reading

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Roses and Life

My oldest sister Linda died two years ago today. Last week I bought long-stemmed white roses that reminded me of her. They were her favorite flower. The roses quickly bloomed then faded away, petals barely clinging to stem. On Monday … Continue reading

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The Quiet Man

coal miner, steel worker, veteran, wood worker, mechanic, artist, fisherman My Dad died four years ago today, but it seems like yesterday. Oh, not the dying part. The dying part seems like a lifetime ago. I mean the living part … Continue reading

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Aftereffects

Mother Nature and St Patrick’s Day My Italian friend Anna and her son Federico got to see the aftereffects of the Big Storm. We drove around town on Wednesday morning looking at the large trees that were toppled, bringing with … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dear Linda

It’s Hard to Say Good-Bye It’s my oldest sister’s birthday today. Linda would have turned 57, only she can’t because she died on April 2, 2008 from a heart attack. It still makes me incredibly sad that her biggest, most … Continue reading

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