Tag Archives: Death

December 19, 2017

Elderly Mothers: Bed Baths and the Beyond

I was with Mom alone on Saturday. I felt certain I could handle one day alone with her. If the other caregivers could, I thought, so could I. Just because I was also night shift shouldn’t matter. Didn’t nurses pull double shifts all the time? I tried to rouse Mom several times from the bed […]

Elderly Mothers
January 1, 2016

On Death, Dying and Hope for the Future

The future is always with us but never more so than on New Years’ Day.            Yesterday, my cousin sent me the YouTube clip on neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi of Stanford University. He was in the middle of his residency when he learned he had cancer. He completed his medical degree and then passed away after […]

October 31, 2015

Elderly Mothers On Death and Dying

In the Hispanic culture, both in Latin America and throughout the U.S. Southwest, death is celebrated on November 2 with magnificent altars as a way of remembering and honoring our deceased loved ones. Many years ago our dear friends from Mexico, the Gottfrieds, created one in honor of the passing of their father.  I remember […]

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