Tag Archives: aging

After Death

Days so busy. . . Much to do. What’s accomplished? Not a clue!   List gets longer By the minute. Does that list Have rest time in it?   Call retirement And another. What’s available For my mother?   Call … 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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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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I Peed my Pants for my Mom (or) Picking the Right Disposable Underpants

Oh, the absurdity! Here was an adult woman standing in her bathroom and trying to pee in her pants. I started to laugh. What else could I do? Continue reading

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Lines – A Poem

Lines from the soul Etched on the skin – Carved from the joys and The sorrows within.   Life through the years Has furrowed the face That once showed a smooth, Supple mask in its place.   Gone is the … Continue reading

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Dad’s Move Back With Mom is Going Well – There’s No Place Like Home

Dad has been living back with Mom in the apartment since the end of January. Right away, it seemed like they were both happy with the move. Dad said he didn’t remember living there before, and he was concerned at … Continue reading

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I Like My New Qwerty Keyboard Cell Phone – and Texting!

Texting – something I resisted for a long time (I also resisted DVD’s and cell phones for a long time – you know – new fangled things – Yikes!).  I’m not really fond of talking on the phone a lot, but I … Continue reading

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