Tag Archives: death

Loss and Survival in the Tennessee Tornadoes

I’ve lived 59 of my 60 years on this earth in Middle Tennessee, so I’ve been through my fair share of tornadoes.  I’ve heard the frightening “freight train” sound of a tornado going over my house (and it really does … Continue reading

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The Dead Man in the Road

Today’s WordPress one-word prompt is: Urgent Back many years ago when I was still working, I was driving to work early on a Saturday morning.  The veterinary clinic I worked at was about 25 minutes from my house and on Saturdays … Continue reading

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Missing Mother

As I have done every year for the past several years on April the 13th, I’ve thought about my mother. Today she would have been 89 years old.  That’s hard for me to believe and I find myself wondering what … Continue reading

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A Year of Pet Loss Grief

One year ago today I had to euthanize my geriatric cat that I had for almost  20 years.  A cat I had acquired when he was 8 weeks old and who I loved like a son.  This year of grief … Continue reading

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Sad

This afternoon, I went outside to finally plant some petunias in my concrete planters out in the front of my house.  Yes, I’m late this year.   When I approached the planter close to my driveway, I spotted something brown lying … Continue reading

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Pick Me Up

The daily prompt:  What is the one word or phrase that immediately cheers you up when you hear it?     When my father passed away 20 years ago, I did not deal with my grief very well.  Several months after … Continue reading

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The Dream Visit

For those of  you who read my blog regularly, you have heard me speak a lot about my geriatric cat, Bigfoot, who I had to have euthanized 8 months ago. I’ve also written that Bigfoot’s death hit me every bit … Continue reading

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