Mom’s Gone A-Digging

My mother was adopted.  That fact has impacted my mother for a long time.  She never felt like she knew herself, because she never know where she came from.  Is she a first born?  An only child?  What is her heritage?  What was her family like?  Why was she given up for adoption?  Who is … Continue reading Mom’s Gone A-Digging


I got a call from my dad on Easter.  It wasn't to tell me, "Happy Easter!"  It was to tell me that my other grandma died.  She and dad were in Florida for the summer, and she had a mini stroke.  When she got out of the hospital, she told Dad she wanted to go … Continue reading Michigan

In Memoriam (But Not Of Zombies)

Wednesday morning, I put on my purple pants, because Grandma liked them, and I grabbed a photo book and picture frame, while Mom grabbed a bag and, well, she grabbed Grandma.  It was the day of her memorial, for her church family.  In short, it was good.  People came, told some stories, said they'd miss … Continue reading In Memoriam (But Not Of Zombies)

Sleeping Druggie

Well, Holly  (the hospice nurse) came over yesterday, the 19th.  Grandma was anxious and, supposedly, in pain.  Holly gave her some medicine, but when what she gave her wasn't enough, she got the dosage increased, and drugged Grandma even more.  That was at 5:30pm.  Grandma is still asleep.  She hasn't moved, grunted, anything.  Snore, yes, she … Continue reading Sleeping Druggie

I Didn’t Know We Got Presents On Labor Day

Monday My mom woke me up and told me Grandma was going to take a shower.  She asked me to keep an ear out and listen for any big booms.  While putting the dishes away, I saw Grandma walking towards me.  “Can you help me?” she asked.  I put on my bathing suit and by … Continue reading I Didn’t Know We Got Presents On Labor Day

The Fault In Her Connection

Grandma fell on Monday.  She said she was expecting it.  Well, it has been a couple of weeks.  It seems her pattern is either Monday or Tuesday in the early morning.  Well, that’s just what we know. You know, I didn’t think I’d have this much of a connection with her.  I am genuinely scared.  … Continue reading The Fault In Her Connection