ON THE BACK BURNER

May 20

It happened too soon. It happened too quickly. He got sick. He didn't get well . I can remember my sister saying "I want ten years more"when my Mother died. But for my sister, it wasn't a spouse but our Mother who passed away. My sister was the care taker. Her words meant that she wanted to live another ten years free from being a caretaker. That is what caretaking does to you. It makes you think differently about your life. My friend who just lost her husband is stronger than she knows. She has already made tough decisions and they were the right ones. She has the memory of a happy life, not of the last years spent with the stress ,the weight of and ,yes,the resentment of caretaking. The lemons fall all around us. She doesn't understand yet, but she got the gift of lemonade.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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