Category Archives: Aging & Changing

Getting Government Assistance is a Full-Time Job

For those who say the government makes it easy for poor people to get and stay on government benefits, I say “Pshaw!”. Actually, I don’t say what I’m thinking because that would be inappropriate. Here’s the scenario outlining time and … Continue reading

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Maybe I Could Make How-To Videos

Since I’m still looking for a job, I’m trying to think of jobs that I could make up for myself. Maybe I could make How-To Videos. Here’s one that’s on youtube.com. What do you think? Poor Ima!  🙂

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It’s Time for Food Stamps

Today, I did something I never thought I would ever have to do. I applied for food stamps at the Department of Human Services. Sigh. . . I know, in my head, that the purpose of DHS services is to … Continue reading

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Awesome Chinese Fortune Cookie

While my air conditioner was on the blink, I spent nights at the home of 2nd daughter and son-in-law. One night they ordered Chinese food. It was delicious, and the fortune cookie I opened was awesome – I think. This … Continue reading

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Not the Father’s Day I Planned

I had planned to go to Texas to spend Father’s Day with my father, Ralph W. Cawthon. Instead, I spent this past week (the week before Father’s Day) in Texas burying him. I am back at home in Oklahoma today. … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Daddy. . .

This morning my father, Ralph W. Cawthon, left his earthly body to be with Jesus. His passing was unexpected and quick. No more dementia. No more confusion. No more paranoia. No more difficulty getting around. I know he’s running and … Continue reading

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Remember and Give Thanks

Today is a special day to remember those who have given their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. So many times, we take those freedoms for granted. Especially today, remember and give thanks.

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Be Happy for Me

Be happy for me When I am able to pull myself out of bed Even though my world is crashing down around me.   Be happy for me When I can hope for a job Even though the school year … Continue reading

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Creative Threads

For such a long time – day in and day out The brain has been stagnant with rot.   Too many decisions, too much stressful life Ties creative threads in a knot.   Then comes an event that threatens to … Continue reading

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Sinking

Another door closed The trail is blocked and futile The path is quicksand It sucks her down To struggle is useless She knows   But still she resists the urge to surrender   –Dawn Cawthon Behrens

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