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It’s All Right

My mother had her feet solidly on the ground.  She wasn’t a dreamer, didn’t believe in  fortune tellers or the supernatural, but she did have occasional intuitions that were spot on.  One of those intuitions was about my future. As I … Continue reading

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Telling Mother

After my father died at 95, Mother was lost. She became ill and although she improved, couldn’t live alone, so her neighbors helped, and Bo and I drove the 185 miles between our home and hers weekly, passing one another … Continue reading

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Arizona Snow

A long time ago I told Jon that when Bo left me, I would travel … he and his family could live on at the house and take care of Emma dog and Charlie cat. And so, I’m in Arizona … Continue reading

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Spirit and Decline

It’s that time again — NancyCamp Christmas.  I have a calendar of activities for the children — a variety of seasonal events that we’ll do together.  In the summer we went to museums,  did art projects,  took boat, train  and … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Kidney Stone

It happened late this afternoon. Doctors removed the kidney stone and reported blockage, swelling and infection. Not surprised. Now, four hours later, Bo’s in his room, has eaten his dinner and is wide awake. I don’t know what is coming, … Continue reading

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Looping

It’s called looping.  The circular repetition of an idea that never seems to stop.  No matter how I try to reassure him, he keeps coming back to it.  Can’t let it go. Today was especially hard.  In the past 6 … Continue reading

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Lost Words

That first year we found out about Bo’s condition,  I was almost frantic.  I can’t explain my reaction, but I started to have anxiety attacks, sometimes just walking around the block taking deep breaths, trying to make the stone in … Continue reading

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