Category Archives: Family Mirror

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Joan, Feeding Birds

This is one of my favorite photographs of Joan. The previous version was published on Valentine’s day in 2012.

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The Granary’s Wall

Joan also had a new camera, and this was her first opportunity to just wander around taking photographs. We headed back to the creek, then came up by the house Joan’s sister’s built on the property. Continue reading

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Mom’s Transforming Desk

Mom & Dad had this neat desk. I’m not sure how they acquired it–probably a wedding present–but it’s been part of our lives for as long as any of us “kids” remember.

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Rog

Dad passed away fourteen years ago today….

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You Gotta Believe

The day after we moved her home, the nurse from the hospice called to inquire whether Mom understood how sick she was; her caretakers were convinced she wasn’t showing the proper gravity or something.  I assured Marilyn that Mom was well aware of her prognosis.  Mom, an occasionally witty but never particularly cheerful person, was quite certain that she’d not survive if she let the illness defeat her spirit; she was, by insisting on relentless optimism, fighting on, even in her last days.

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