Mother’s Day ~ The Cemetery: Stories From Higley Hill

MOTHER'S DAY STORIES: PART ONE Recently my Dad took me to the cemetery to visit my mother’s grave. This would be my first visit since the funeral and what he actually said when he invited me to come with him was, “Let’s visit your mother at the cemetery”. I have different ideas about life after … Continue reading Mother’s Day ~ The Cemetery: Stories From Higley Hill

The Book of Love: My Mom’s Alzheimer’s Journey

My mom's Alzheimer's journey ended on Wednesday. She died peacefully with her family by her side. There are more chapters to this story that I have been sharing with you but at the moment I am sitting here alone in my daughter's Providence apartment waiting for my husband to arrive and join me at the … Continue reading The Book of Love: My Mom’s Alzheimer’s Journey

A 4TH OF JULY TALE: STORIES FROM HIGLEY HILL

Monday, July 4, 2016:  My Mom is 82, my father is one year older. At 59 years old, I am their eldest child. No one is feeling young around here at the moment. In the month of June, shortly after I left the Inn to move to Vermont and finally had time on my hands … Continue reading A 4TH OF JULY TALE: STORIES FROM HIGLEY HILL

The Road To Providence

Joan Didion once wrote, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live” and I believe this is true. I don’t know how to write this particular story but I feel compelled to share it. Tragedies that make the evening news occur every day. Someone gets shot in a movie theater or at a school. Tornadoes … Continue reading The Road To Providence

WHY I READ: BETTYVILLE BY GEORGE HODGMAN

Once in awhile you read a book that touches you so deeply it changes your perspective. Bettyville by George Hodgman is one of those books. George and I are Facebook friends. I can’t remember if he found me or I found him. This past Wednesday I spent the better part of the afternoon on the back … Continue reading WHY I READ: BETTYVILLE BY GEORGE HODGMAN