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July 2015

Grace on the Ledge

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July 31, 2015 • By

Transgression by the Sip

Posted July 31, 2015

As number four of five children I should have known if I was alone with my mother I must be in trouble.

Early one morning she announced, “You and I are going out for high tea this afternoon.”

Reflexively nervous I asked, “Just the two of us?”

She nodded. My mind went wild. What had I done to deserve a one-on-one punishment so far from my room? A bit nervous and a lot confused I walked out the back door and visited our horse Queenie. She and Mom were close. Queenie might know what this was all about.

Grace on the Ledge

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July 20, 2015 • By

About My Story…

Posted July 20, 2015

These pages tell the story of how life changed forever the day my mother suffered a stroke in 2007. I was unable to make time bring her back or keep time from taking her further away. So I collected and ordered words to describe the process of heartbreak and spirit-mending I experienced. Many days, months, and years were consumed with the routines of care giving. But every day included reminders of life with Mom in the 1960s.