Category: My Story

Signs of Spring

I don’t want to jump the gun, but I think Spring is coming. It’s time for Winter to move on. The sun is shining more, snow’s melting, and the hibernating lawns will start growing and turning green again.  Winter is a hard season with it’s grey skies day after day. Friends and family bring bits …

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Thanksgiving 1950

Thanksgiving 1950 – forever. What child has not had a phone shoved into their face, with a mom saying “look who wants to speak with you??”. You roll your eyeballs at your mother, and, upon accepting the phone – MOST reluctantly – you are immediately connected to a relative, male or female, that is most …

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Surprise Fourth Of July

The day dawned, so beautiful it almost choked me up looking out the window as the sun rose. A perfect day from Papa. I just lay there, the breeze shuffling the sheets, the birds singing. A perfect day… I’d checked with my kids to see if anything was on the docket for the 4th. I …

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Remembering Cousin Jay

My dear cousin, Jay Mathews, passed away Sunday morning after a tortuous 3 year battle with cancer. I – and his family & friends – are devastated. He gave without asking, told the same corny jokes as my Dad, and was enthusiastic about life. He grew up on the AuSable River, as all my cousins …

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Today is a bad day. Tomorrow will be good

I will never understand how the brain works. Or, in my case doesn’t. I still have the intelligence to know how things should be. But I have no control over how to perform the actions to make life normal.. Yesterday was a ‘good day’. What does that mean to someone with FTD? I had no …

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