Category Archives: Death

For my girls (and a little bit for me), PART 30

30. List 10 things for which you would like to be remembered. I want to be remembered for being a rock star ballerina who was the first female president of the United States. It would be a tasty little treat … Continue reading

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For my girls (and a little bit for me), PART 20

20. Describe three significant memories from your childhood. As I think back to things that happened as I grew up, a few pop out with highly specific details, and it is for this reason only that these are the ones … Continue reading

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For my girls (and a little bit for me), PART 2

2. Describe three legitimate fears you have, and explain how they became fears. Fear is a tricky concept. It can be something that induces heart-freezing, pulse-racing, blood pressure-skyrocketing anxiety, but it can also just nag the recesses of your brain and make … Continue reading

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For my girls (and a little bit for me), PART 1

Pinterest is a blessing to me. In a Life that keeps turning faster than I can spin most days, it’s nice to have a place where I can steal other people’s creativity and put my own twists on it. It … Continue reading

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My Magical Uncle Mark

When Pap-pa died in May 2008, I spoke at the funeral. We buried Mam-ma in mid-November of that year, and I spoke at that funeral, too. I’ve never been at a lack for words, and honoring them in that way … Continue reading

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Sweet Zesus!

“Sarah, did you get to go outside today?” “Yes. I climbed up in the treehouse, and I wasn’t even scared!” I can hear the excitement in her voice. Glancing in the rearview mirror, I see pride written all over her face … Continue reading

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If I die before I wake…

I was fortunate to grow up in a very Beaver Cleavery family. My parents met on a blind date and were married just a few weeks later. For mostly better and a little of life’s worst, they have been married … Continue reading

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