Monthly Archives: May 2012

Chum

   Chum:  cut or ground bait dumped into the water to attract fish.  (Think of the scene in JAWS where Chief Brody is ladling fish guts into the water to draw in the shark.)  That’s what my mother has become in the … Continue reading

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Postscript

As I wrote in my last post, my dad died on May 8.  In the six-to-eight months prior to his death, Dad finally gave up his driver’s license.  It was a momentous occasion on many levels.  For most of us, … Continue reading

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Oh, Dad

I’ve been trying to decide how to begin this post.  In the end, straight to the point seems best. On May 9, 2012, at roughly 11:30 pm, my father died. I’ve had a couple of weeks to get used to … Continue reading

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