Category Archives: Personal

You Can Die of a Broken Heart

My Mother died exactly one day less than a year from the day my Dad died. I was 14 years old. My brother, 18 years old, said to me the day before that morning, “We need to be home with … Continue reading

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What is a “Den” and “Parlor”?

I have wondered about a curious practice I experienced since I have lived in rural Texas. Often, actually always when we visit neighbors we are met in the yard and the visit entirely is conducted there, outside the house. This … Continue reading

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I Never Want To Go Back

My doctor recommended some exercise therapy after I told her I saw a local exercise place that had aqua therapy. That appealed to me as I loved swimming. I learned to swim when my kids took lessons at the Red … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Site

I have a Doctor’s appointment with a Rheumatologist, a specialist to have my conditions looked at. I have a bunch of issues that I collected in my 75 years. Most I just ignore and try to get on the best … Continue reading

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WARNING ! Extra fees and frustration. AT&T

WARNING ! Extra fees and frustration. There is a reason not to get Internet, TV and Cell Phone on the same provider. We live in the country and had our Cell Phone and Internet on different providers. We do not … Continue reading

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Weather or Not–what to do about the weather

A few years ago we lived where tornados visited frequently. We decided to have a storm shelter built. The plan was to stock it with survival foods and other necessities so all we had to do was run and sit … Continue reading

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Suggestions For My Extreme Hair Cut

I have always relied on sympathy from my nearest and dearest relatives. When I donates a 12 inch pony tail to “Wigs for Kids”, I never thought what I would be left with hair cut to 1nch all over my … Continue reading

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Tlingit Culture Revival

  I was born in 1942 in the Territory of Alaska. (Alaska did not gain statehood until 1959) When I was 10 years old, I asked my Tlingit Grandmother to teach me her language. She said, “Why? Who will you … Continue reading

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Acupuncture

,April 29, 2017 I have a lot of things I am curious about. I have read a lot about Chinese medical practices including their Barefoot Doctors programs. I have never actually explored the acupuncture practice Until NOW. I have made … Continue reading

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Memories reoccur…

Love, Grief, Understanding For fifty two years of marriage I did not see so many things As they were— lost in our busy lives. Late at night I remember. A new understanding seeps through the dark. I see. His smiling … Continue reading

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