Category Archives: Dad

Remember it’s a journey…

I always knew that there would be a time when my mom and dad weren’t here anymore. I did. Jim would say (and he’s somewhat correct) that I ignored that reality for quite a while. And I did. Because it … Continue reading

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Death, Wills, and Things You Probably Need To Know

This may not be helpful for everyone but if you are a caregiver for the first time in your life, you may want a few tips and that’s what this blog offers. Continue reading

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Margaret Curtis Aquino  1928 – 2021

Margaret (Curtis) Aquino, age 93, went to be with the Lord at her home in Carolina Shores, NC, surrounded by her loving daughter Mary Margaret Aquino-Cooper and her son-in-law Jim Cooper. Born in Gouverneur, NY, to Leo and Louise Curtis, … Continue reading

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Love Letter to the Past

I’ve been having a hard time lately. I watch you and see someone I don’t know. I watch you change in a way that hurts my heart. I want to shake you and make you yourself again. It’s hard. Sure, … Continue reading

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What Is Self Care?

I’m thinking I might be depressed because I have bouts of wanting to accomplish tons of things and then just as I’m about to start, I’m crushed with apathy. And by crushed, I mean in such a way that I … Continue reading

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The Definition of Family

This was the storm (Dorian) as the eye passed to the east of us. I have to say a couple of things about riding out a hurricane with a 91 year old dementia patient on board. We made our choices … Continue reading

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Greek Easter Bread for Othodox Easter

So no, I’m not Greek. Nor do I celebrate in an Othodox … manner (?) … style (?) … church….we’ll go with church. But my dad was big into making Easter bread around this time of the year. And not … Continue reading

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The Best Daddy

So, it’s the day before the hardest day of my life. It used to be considered the worst day of my life but it’s now the hardest day of my life. The constant reminder that dads are special people and … Continue reading

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Twas the night….

So here it is. Christmas eve 2018. And the spirit is still…well…not exactly here. But, I do want to say how much friends-that-have-become-family -because-my-family-is-small mean to me. I do have some awesome cousins…they are wonderful and they mean the world … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Of Cheer

I wanted to write about this because it made a huge difference to my mood around the holiday this year. My faithful readers know that I kinda hate the Christmas holidays. Have I mentioned that occasionally? Well, it’s a little … Continue reading

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