The Loss of an Old Friend

I found out an old friend, from the days of my depression, passed away from a rare form of cancer. She wasn’t even 40, if I remember her age correctly. I had been thinking a lot about her lately, but we haven’t spoken since about 1999/2000. In fact, I don’t even know if she wouldRead more

A Dedication to My Grandfather

Goodbye Poppop: A Dedication to My Grandfather

Last year I lost the first of my grandparents and about a month later I officially lost both grandmothers.  In the year since I have had a chance to spend time with both my grandfathers.  I see my Grampa in Boston all the time since I live so close.  This year he turned 97 andRead more

Bonus Post: My Eulogy for Nana

I hummed and hawed about posting this.  On one hand, many people heard it.  On the other hand, not everyone did.  I realized tonight that I was keeping it for a reason.  I hadn’t tossed the final version in the trash of my computer.  So, I am going to share it. What you should know:Read more

Saying Goodbye to My Nana

It’s hard to believe that within 2 months of losing my Grammy, my other grandmother- my Nana- has now passed away. I had the chance to speak at her funeral and I spoke about the shift in understanding people as you get older.  I have very fond memories of my grandmother from my childhood.  MyRead more

Goodbye Grammy…

My grandmother, Grammy, passed away yesterday.  I wanted to write a tribute to her for the blog, but I have been struggling with it.  I am almost 40 and, until this weekend, I had 4 living grandparents.  Grammy was my father’s mother.  I have written in the past about my father’s influence on my reading.Read more