Monthly Archives: January 2009

Catching Up

I word of explanation for the long silence, and this sudden flood of posts. Okay, so there actually isn’t a good excuse. Everything that I just dumped on Twilight I wrote at some time previously, and posted elsewhere and could … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Guitar

I wrote this 01/01/09. G . . . F . . . E . . . D . . . C . . . E . . . A . . . G. The notes slide down the scale, clear … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Birthday

This was written 12/31/08. Today is Grandpa’s birthday. He was born the last day of December 1927. Today he is 81 years old. Since today is his birthday, I will tell you the story of his actual birthday, 81 years … Continue reading

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A Little Sick

Note that this was originally written on 12/12/08. Holidays are a balancing act with Grandpa. There is always the ever-present thought that this one may be his last, and so there is the desire to have him where everyone can … Continue reading

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How to Clean Carpet

This was originally written 12/7/08. I was remiss in not posting this here earlier. We need to back up a bit for this story. The days of yester-year when I took Grandpa to the bathroom are now mostly behind us. … Continue reading

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Tractor Rides

Originally posted elsewhere on 11/20/08. Another trip down memory lane today . . . While I grew up Grandma and Grandpa lived in the country. They lived on the Pennsylvania-New York border, and to reach their house you had to … Continue reading

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The Indian and The Canoe

Originally posted elsewhere on 11/19/08. Posting here for you to read. Grandpa made things. I am sure growing up during the Great Depression taught him to be frugal, but making things was part of who he was. I think I … Continue reading

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Pressure Sores

Please note that this was originally written on 11/14/08. As of right now–1/2/09–Grandpa does not currently have any pressure sores. Last Saturday while I was drying Grandpa off from his shower I discovered two pressure sores on his bottom. They … Continue reading

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The Gross Post

I am catching up on material I should have posted a long time ago. This was originally written 10/10/08 Caregiving is not for the faint of heart, or weak of stomach. It is a bit like motherhood in that regard. … Continue reading

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Good Neighbors

NOTE: Once again, this was written months ago. This was originally written 8/13/08. Last Wednesday . . . It happened suddenly, unexpectedly, as most disasters do. A great crash–like one expects to hear when an entire bookcase collapses–sent me rushing … Continue reading

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No Going Back

NOTE: I wrote this quite some time ago (July 30th to be exact) but I am only now getting around to posting it here. On the 4th of July, the extended family held a gathering at an RV campground in … Continue reading

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