death · musings · Present · that little voice · travel

Are We There Yet?

I would guess my folks wanted to stop the car, open the back door, kicking my sister and me off to the side of the road, and drive on in peaceful aloneness. How many times were they asked that question, and how many times did it go unanswered? The query lingers in my memory, recalling… Continue reading Are We There Yet?

Alone · Aloneness · death · Grieving · Loneliness · loss · Uncategorized

Am I Lonely Because I’m Alone?

One of my favorite blogs is Time Goes By, written by a woman who shares a lifetime span with me. She pens about the challenges and issues that are important to those of us who have passed the 50, 60, 70 or 80 hallmarks of time. In a recent post she addressed the loss of loved ones, grieving,… Continue reading Am I Lonely Because I’m Alone?

death · Dying with Dignity · Re-blogs · Supreme Court Justice Nominee · Time Goes By

Death With Dignity and the Supreme Court Nominee–Reblog

I’m reblogging this post from Time Goes By (see link below). As I get older, I’m finding that dying with dignity becomes more and more important to me. Death With Dignity and the Supreme Court Nominee Monday, 06 February 2017 It’s not often I can combine an age-related post with a political one as directly… Continue reading Death With Dignity and the Supreme Court Nominee–Reblog

death · Elections · Memory · musings · politics

February is Over, Now It’s March…Groan

Thank goodness February 2016 is over. It’s a month that is accompanied by memories and hidden emotions that seem to creep out at the most inappropriate times. My husband’s birthday was in February, we were married in February, and he up and died on February 29, 2004. That is 12 years or 3 leap years ago when… Continue reading February is Over, Now It’s March…Groan

anniversaries · death · memories · Valentine Day

The Day After

Valentine’s Day 2016 has come, and slipped by. No emotional upheavals, no bursts of tears, just memories that make my heart sing. You see, it was 29 years ago yesterday that we were married, starting a life changing journey that marched us through ups, downs, laughs, tears, joy, sadness, life and then death. As was your typical… Continue reading The Day After