Category Archives: Mom

“Hi Mom!” A Mother’s Legacy…Part Two

“Hi Mom!” A Mother’s Legacy…Part Two by Betty Mason Arthurs “Hi Mom!” I look up towards heaven with Mother’s Day coming this Sunday, and say “hi” to my beautiful mother who passed away years ago. I also say “hi!” to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mother

Today is my mother’s 92nd birthday, the first one since her death four months ago. Today I am acutely reminded of my loss. I will be glad to get through this day, to have checked off one more “first” without her. … Continue reading

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Today I am Sad…But Not Without Hope

I am very sad. I know it will not always be so, but today, I am very sad. My mother died one month ago. I miss her. She lived with us the last 20 years of her life. I was … Continue reading

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When You Long to Escape

Some days I dream about escaping. I picture myself at the Hotel del Coronado (“the Del”) on the southern California coast for three days. By myself. The dream is most vivid seconds before I open the door for the first … Continue reading

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Don’t Rain on My Parade…by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Lately, incidents long past, things I haven’t thought about for a half-century or longer, are popping into my memory. When I was in second grade, my mother signed me up for Brownies. Meetings were held in Borough Hall, a community … Continue reading

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Experiencing Grace

My mother speaks in scripts now. She bears the look of the very old. Clouded eyes and clouded mind. Alzheimer’s? The doctor said sometimes it’s impossible to know until an autopsy. I am my mother’s keeper. I see her daily … Continue reading

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I’m an Old Lady and It’s My Husband’s Fault by Betty Mason Arthurs

I’m an Old Lady and It’s My Husband’s Fault…by Betty Mason Arthurs I turned 70 years this month, but when did I turn old? Now I remember and how could I forget? My husband John pushed me over the edge … Continue reading

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