Category Archives: Kathy

What happened before pt. 2

So a few more years trickled by with clues to Mom’s deterioration popping up now and then. One evening, she told a bunch of us visiting that she’d decided when she came to a stoplight, if no one was coming, … Continue reading

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What Happened Before, pt. 1

I first heard the uh-oh bell ring about six years ago. My mother called one summer afternoon from their summer home on Lake Michigan, and said she was making a pie crust and couldn’t remember one of the ingredients. Uh…what?! … Continue reading

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Kathy’s parents

Who I am, and what I do, doesn’t matter much in this story. ┬áThe simple facts are: 58 years old, mother of five, grandmother, retired teacher-librarian, married 35 years. What does matter are the two people at the center of … Continue reading

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