Mom

Adventures in Alzheimer’s – cold, deep water edition

April 5, 2015

Lately, Mom has been trying to come to terms with death. Well, maybe not coming to terms. She’s begun to assume it is imminent. I gave her a hug the other day and she laid her head on my collar bone and sighed. I sighed too. She used to come up to my forehead. She […]

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Adventures in Alzheimer’s – “Coffee” Edition

December 14, 2014

My mom has long been a coffee lover. She was filled with disdain and anger when, due to heart issues (as in, three heart attacks in one afternoon ten years ago, a 98% blockage removed by her heart doctor, Dr. Goodheart – I shit you not) she had to switch to the dreaded decaf she […]

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Adventures in Alzheimer’s – Chinese gunman edition

September 12, 2014

We had a freak September snow storm this week. Freak with a capital F. Tree limbs were snapping off left and right, the poor trees not accustomed to thick, wet, heavy snow weighing down still-green leaves that were in as much shock as we were. Cue the eerie knock at the door just after 6 […]

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Mama bird – the original search engine

May 29, 2012

BookRiot posted a picture on Facebook a while back that said “Librarian, the original search engine.” I L’ed OL. Just replace librarian with Mom, and I totally relate. Long before computers were as common in homes as flush toilets, Mom could find any bit of information you needed. No Google, no Yahoo. Well, lots of […]

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Ficus killer, qu’est-ce que c’est

May 8, 2012

fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa flora, run run run run run run run away. (With sincere apologies to Talking Heads). I kill plants. It is not intentional, I am not a murderer. All homicidal tendencies are spilled onto the page, into my stories. I never take out murderous plots on actual […]

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I remember papa bird

March 26, 2012

March 27th is an important day for my family. Daddy died that day. Seventeen years have flown by since we lost him to quickly deteriorating health at the ridiculously young age of 61. How unfair. I think of him most every day. But especially on March 27th. And on his birthday which he shares with […]

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Mama bird

February 23, 2012

This post is dedicated to my mother. Long before twitter, long before tweets, I was Bird. For as long as I can remember, that is what my mother has called me. JulieBird. Never two words separated by a pause, always concatenated into one new word. Usually said very quickly and if ever shortened, just to […]

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