Author Archives: terrysmith

Lesson #7 1 (2) Death of a parent

Grief Child Sob Changes you Muffled voices Weep Walking in a bubble You melt away Lament Over and over it plays Your mind is strong Your faith carries you through It will never be the same You understand And move … Continue reading

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Lesson # 5 – Not the Greeting he Expected

It was reminiscent of the night like the “starry, starry, night” of Vincent Van Gogh. The gentle July sea breezes of the warm summer night wafting their way down the street, the skies filled with a million twinkling stars, against … Continue reading

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Conflict: Resisting Change– Lesson #4

When we retired to our new community, I decided I needed a group to be involved with so I joined a walking group. I wasn’t new to walking groups; everywhere we had travelled and lived I made a point of … Continue reading

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#3 Maple Syrup and Spring Time

Like clockwork, every spring the icicles on the shed roof started dripping, the snow started crystallizing, the ice on the creek would begin to thaw and the days got warmer and we knew spring was on the way. Nights were … Continue reading

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Conversations before the final posting

Conversations before the final posting Jan 2007 The butterflies had started; you know that kind of niggly feeling (my cousin’s expression) in your stomach when you are uncertain what will happen next. “It is that time of year again,” he … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Ironing

I love old Broadway songs – Camelot, Oklahoma, Mary Poppins, The King and I, The Sound of Music. I used to listen to them as I went to sleep at night when mom was doing her end of the day … Continue reading

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