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My Life Monday: Adventures, Lessons, and Looking Ahead

In early October, Mark and I drove to New Mexico to see my mom and Granny. They are 77 & 97. Both suffer from dementia, but are completely different in temperament. Granny can suffer from nightmares all night, but say she slept fine. Her positive attitude is an inspiration. I finally got to see the […]

FOLP #5: Being Dead is No Excuse — The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral, by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays, copyright 2005

I read this humorous, recipe-filled guide about a month before we dealt with two family deaths within 36 hours. Not being in the Mississippi Delta, most of the traditions lauded by the authors were not part of the past few days. Specifically, I did not see any deviled eggs, pimento and cheese, or even casseroles. […]