Tag Archives: Dealing with a grandparent

There and back again

We made a fast trip to West Virginia, for the funeral of Terry’s grandmother. 93 years old, she was, with a whole BUNCH of descendants, including 10 great-great grandchildren.  I remember her as a sweet,generous, and opinionated woman who deeply … Continue reading

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Just because it’s inevitable doesn’t make it easy.

A couple of months ago, my grandmother passed away at the age of 100. Yesterday Terry’s grandmother passed away after a brief illness at the age of 93.  It’s a peculiar feeling, isn’t it, when someone who’s always been there, … Continue reading

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How do you go back?

We’re back. 23 hours of driving (with a hotel stay in the middle of it). Thank goodness for Terry’s Bonus Things with Holiday Inn, from business trips. They put lots of pillows on the beds. Lots of them. 4 big … Continue reading

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Home again, home again

I am recovering from the trip. Grandmother is doing well. I think calling it Hospice Care is kind of alarmist, and the reason I got hand-flappy about it.  It needs another name, like Palliative Care. Even though that is exactly … Continue reading

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Amarillodillo

I do not like Amarillo, Texas. And that’s all I’m going to say about that. I do like my grandmother, and the only reason she’s in Amarillo is because she’s from Canyon and Amarillo was the closest place with the … Continue reading

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ready…set….

all packed, with the exception of that one last bag, you know the one…that one bag that has the bits and pieces of stuff that are still being used. Reading glasses, Kindle, toothbrush. Yes, I use a Kindle. If it’s … Continue reading

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Do….be do be do.

It is amazing how Having Something To DO is so energizing. One thing I can’t stand is getting all emotional and hand-flappy and running around like my head has fallen off.  I do not play the helpless female very well. … Continue reading

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