NOTES (FOR SMILING): Mom gave me an article from the newspaper on the way to the hospital. The article was lovely commentary authored by someone who had just lost her 99 year old mother. My mom was a follower of hollyknits.com and would always comment on my writing. hint, hint. You see, she knew. She
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This is on the topic of life after the loss of a loved one. Not the emotional impact nor the significant life change but more-so on the items that were labeled ‘his’ that were left behind. What I call the layers of physical reminders in and around the house. Loss is a tricky thing and
Sometimes you cheat on your own website. My View, a column in the Buffalo News offers a place for writers to express their own personal thoughts on a topic of your choosing. There are some guidelines (of course) which can easily be found online. Today, I was published. Some of you have been asking how I’ve
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