Category Archives: burial

Love One Another…

I was baptized in the United Methodist Church in our little town in south eastern Pennsylvania in 1950’s. I sang in every choir – children, youth, senior – I took the classes and became a member, I was married in … Continue reading

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The Funeral On The Hill

Susan and I went to a funeral yesterday. It’s not something one looks forward to, but a sweet friend had lost her Father, and we wanted to be there to lend our support and love for our friend and her … Continue reading

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A Promise Kept

It’s been two years today since my father passed away.  I’m wondering exactly where those two years went – and more to the point – I’m wondering if I have kept the promises I made to myself as I sat … Continue reading

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Nobody’s Baby

I decided this morning that it was time to clear out my voice mails. You know what I’m talking about – all those calls that go to voice mail and you never listen to them, you just see the number … Continue reading

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Regrets – I’ve had a Few…

I’ve been introduced to Bronnie Ware and her book: “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying,” – which in turn has introduced me once again to my life. Bronnie Ware is a palliative nurse in Australia who has spent several … Continue reading

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A Life Lived Long Ago

I found out yesterday that a friend of mine had died. He was a friend from long ago from a life that was lived with lies and deceit – but also with love and laughter. My friend was a part … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving for Orphans

I understand I’m not the first child to have buried both of their parents; it’s just that this is the first Holiday in which this is the reality for me. My father passed in July of 2010, and I buried … Continue reading

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Chick-Fil-A and the Gay Oreo Cookie.

I just spent a week in the bosom of my family – not by choice – but because my mother passed away suddenly and I went home to honor her memory and lay her to rest beside her Mother and … Continue reading

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…To my Daddy – Happy Father’s Day, Wherever You Are…

So, this Sunday will be the second year without my father here to wish him a Happy Father’s Day.  It gets easier every year without him here; still there are times when I find myself picking up the phone to … Continue reading

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January 6, 2012 – The White Picket Fence

My brother has given me hundreds of slides which I find myself going through one at a time.  Each one holds a memory, some of places long ago visited, some of people long gone from my life, but each slide … Continue reading

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