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Tag Archives: family life

  1. And May Her Memory Be a Blessing: Alzheimer’s Final Goodbye

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    March 31, 2019 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Eulogy for my mother, Dorisanne Kalivoda Reed, who died quietly at home on February 20, 2019. You can read my …
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  2. The New Normal

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    January 29, 2017 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Blogging is a bad platform for the slow and reflective. Which is how I tend to approach my writing, particularly those …
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  3. The Making of a Liar

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    December 11, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    I am on the phone with my parents, who live one thousand and sixty-seven miles away in upstate New York. …
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  4. You’re Not the Boss of Me: Eldercare Edition

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    November 27, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    If you’re a regular reader of my currently irregular posts, you know my father has not been well this year. …
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  5. Into the Labyrinth

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    October 9, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    I. Ariadne gave Theseus a sword and a ball of thread. The sword he could appreciate. The thread she had …
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  6. The Caregiver

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    August 21, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    “Did I plug a cord into the charger for water?” my father asked. It was the weekend before Mother’s Day. …
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  7. Milestones and Millstones

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    June 26, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    My father took an early retirement, at 55. My mother, four years younger, taught her third grade class for nine …
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  8. Reading with my Mom

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    June 5, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    My mother was a big reader. I got my love of books from her. Even after she started to have …
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  9. Opening Up for the Holidays

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    December 27, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Christmas was cold and dry this year, with icy sidewalks. But the day after we woke to several inches of …
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  10. Striving to Tithe

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    December 6, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    I had been a clergy wife for four years, and a mother for three. My son had just celebrated his …
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