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I first noticed signs of my mother’s dementia symptoms during a trip home to Minnesota about four years ago.  I remember feeling panicked.  You see, my dad had Alzheimer’s disease and needed full-time care for years.  That long, awful journey took a terrible toll on him as well as my mom, who was his primary […]

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Three nights ago, I scared myself.  Bad.  I was watching TV and working on my laptop when I must have hit a button command by mistake. When I next looked down at my computer screen I saw an older, pale, blondish woman with a surprised look on her face.  She stared straight at me. Her […]

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Today I met with my accountant so he can prepare my tax returns.  It was the first time that I have not filed jointly since 1989. This was another in a series of sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but always sobering experiences to remind me that I’m no longer part of a couple.  Partner-less, you can […]

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It’s the holidays and that means there is food, parties, gifts, traffic and long lines.  Today the queue at Barnes and Noble stretched all the way back to the escalator, and just so you know that means the line was really, really long.  In their defense, the store had every check-out register manned and so […]

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Big Birthday

by Nancy Wurtzel on December 8, 2010

Born on New Year’s Eve in 1920, my Mother is turning 90.  Jenny, my lovely daughter, and I have a number of great gifts for her and the whole family is throwing Mom a big bash when we are home for Christmas. The other day I was packing up the gifts to ship home and […]

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