Tag: Beginnings

Today I Took a Bouquet of My Humility to the Village of Dewitt

Saturday, May 16, 2009: I’ve worked since I was 7, at my Aunt Zoe Borcher’s “Canoe Inn” livery (and later, fine dining) at Stephan’s Bridge in Grayling, MI. I’ve worked for the Catholic church since I was 11. I am 60. It has been a long and tangled relationship for us both. Receiving the news …

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St. Dymphna, Pray for Me

Friday, May 15, 2009: One day, when I was 30, I saw a dear old man in front of the grocery store looking around for something. I went over to him and asked if I could help. He said he’d lost his car keys and had looked every where, retracing his steps. I walked over …

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I Was Young and Good, but Maybe Not All That Wise

A long time ago, I was in the prime of my game. I knew good decisions, like caring for my parents … and grandparents and single aunts; I knew what was best for us all. Keep your mother at home while she is dying. Move your father in while he persists … Move your grandmother …

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