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I’ve spent the past month helping Mom move out of her apartment. Through that process I’ve been taking a moment to scan photographs before packing the pictures to ship.  OK, I’ve been taking a little more than a moment to preserve the photos, but it’s…

Shortly after we were engaged, Aaron and I went to dinner with some friends. We got to talking about my family, so I pulled this picture of my dad and brothers from my wallet.  Lars looked at the picture a moment, then set it down…

I was in the back seat, pretending to sleep as we pulled into the driveway late after a long day of shopping. At five, and the oldest in a large family, the odds of Daddy carrying me into the house and up the stairs to…

I’ve been thinking about my dad a lot lately. December 30th would have been my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary – if he had lived that long. I remember how much my neices and nephews enjoyed their grandpa – and he them – story time, living…

Out of the blue, my mother received a package from my dad’s office this summer.  It contained a CD of personal photos they had saved from Dad’s computer.  What an amazing and thoughtful gift from dad’s co-workers. What a reminder of the man we lost…

Don’t Step on My Catheter by Michael H. Schwartz Don’t even think about treading on That tempting little hose of soft clear ….. plastic lying on the floor There are plenty enough ways to Incur my wrath without committing That most heinous act of barbarism….

It was one year ago today that my father passed away. I’m still learning how to wrap my brain around this fact. I keep wanting to call or email him. His email address is still sitting there in my address book while his instant messenger icon keeps telling me he’s not available.

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