Tag Archives: loss

Last Lessons From Ebony Anne

There comes a time when dogs get old. It creeps up on you. Twelve years. My Ebony Anne has been an obedient, patient old soul. Her sleek black hair shone in the sun. She never had much time to stand … Continue reading

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The Edmund Fitzgerald Shipwreck

“The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald” “The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead When the skies of November turn gloomy … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dad

Dear Dad, Happy Birthday Dad! It would be your 95th birthday today and I am thinking about your past life, and what it would possibly be today. If you wouldn’t have had to begin suffering strokes and then finally die … Continue reading

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Her Hands On Those Keys

It’s a symbol of a life well lived. As I sit down I can imagine my mom sitting on the exact same bench. I lay my hands on the keys and close my eyes. It’s soothing to touch the same … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Isn’t Always Simple

Mother’s Day. A day when all the ladies are honored and everything is flowers and sunshine all around. Hold on. Let’s not forget the ones who have lost their moms. Motherless daughters. It could be that a woman has lost … Continue reading

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So We Pray

The healing can come when we open our heart and mind to the Holy Spirit. The inner pain that you didn’t even know about. Physical healing in this life. A daughter who took her own life. A best friend is … Continue reading

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Hallowed Ground

I volunteer for a Hospice in my area. As a hospice vigil volunteer, we go into the home or nursing facility during the night hours to relieve the family. They get much needed rest while their family member is imminently … Continue reading

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Death Doesn’t Have the Final Say

The Lord told Moses, “Aaron will be gathered to his people, He will not enter the land I give the Israelites…” Numbers 20, portrays the story of the death of Aaron. It seems like such a sad and harsh treatment … Continue reading

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Save A Painting For Me

I pick up the story that I wrote on my blog on June 24, 2014. (A Summer’s day that burned)    https://myrnafolkert.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/a-summers-day-which-burned/ I’m told by writer friends much smarter than I, that “cliff-hangers” are ok in books, but not really on … Continue reading

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A Summer’s Day which burned

Another mundane morning of driver’s training. Three kids. An instructor who said, “go 40 on 40.” His way of attempting to be funny. Long story. Along with many other sayings he used. You would only understand if you grew up … Continue reading

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