Breaking the Bottle #8
May15

Breaking the Bottle #8

That mother’s day, my ex-husband dropped off our girls with me for the day, and we stayed with my friend Misty. Maybe 20 minutes later my grandfather called to tell me that grandma was being taken to the hospital by ambulance and wanted to know if I wanted to go with. I said “No, I just got the girls, and I need to spend time with them, please keep me updated.” He hung up, and we went on about our evening. I remember feeling guilty...

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Alzheimer’s Revisited at Grandma’s Table
Apr27

Alzheimer’s Revisited at Grandma’s Table

Today, I was watching a video that turned out to be a trigger point into yesterday for me. It was a video of Glen Campbell and his song, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” It was a song that spoke of what he was going to be facing with his Alzheimer’s disease. From a deep sadness within I found myself going back a few years to my own grandmother’s last few years with this same disease. My grandma was my hero. She...

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A Goodbye “Rose”
Mar04

A Goodbye “Rose”

I am not sure about any of you, but if my phone rings after a certain time a lump begins to form in my throat. I always think of the worse. I feel that it is going to be the call that changes the very foundation of our life. I know when my mother was going through the worse times with health, I just always had to expect that phone call would happen. But what if, that phone call is the one that catches you completely off guard. What if...

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Retro Music Video: Always Something There To Remind Me
Feb10

Retro Music Video: Always Something There To Remind Me

I want to take this time to apologize for the sporadic posting. My computer decided it was Dale Earnhardt in turn 3 of the Daytona 500. Was that too soon? Somewhere out there in the world a person read that first sentence and started jumping up and down as if they lost the remote control. Well, being that I am back, let’s do something that has not been done in a while. How about a Retro Music Video? My computer crashing was a pain in...

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Breaking The Bottle
Sep16

Breaking The Bottle

Alcoholism seems to be becoming a larger problem in this world than perhaps ever before. We live in a shitty world full of negativity, murderous pricks, abundant drugs, and very little love. Every time I turn on the news, someone’s found in a gutter, another child is missing, another bank has been robbed, or someone has lost their life to a driver under the influence. There is so much hate and stress in today’s world that...

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