Category Archives: family

four to go

Today I will check off another day of radiation.  After this I will only have three treatments left.  Can  you believe how quickly that went?  We can’t. My skin didn’t become really painful until this Monday, day 13, so I … Continue reading

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it’s still there

Banjo Man found this picture recently.  It must have fallen out of my grandmother’s old photo albums (they fell apart years ago but I saved all the photos) in the attic. I knew that one set of my father’s grandparents … Continue reading

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number 13

I have 20 minutes before heading out the door for the trip to Providence and radiation so I thought I’d give you all an update.  I haven’t blogged for more than a week because this process has been really tiring.  … Continue reading

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number 8

Today is the 8th radiation treatment.  I’d like to announce, “So far so good!” but I’m afraid to jinx it. Here I am trying to take a selfie in the mirror of the radiation department’s dressing room.  Such a pretty … Continue reading

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august first, oh happy day

It’s very odd to be celebrating the first day of August. For the past ten years, the beginning of this month meant that I would be returning home to Rhode Island in three weeks, five weeks, six weeks…and, eventually, two … Continue reading

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a birthday for banjo man

The mystery gift was a hit! This is a ZVOX AV155 AccuVoice TV soundbar with 6-level “dialogue booster”.  The “booster” part is the important thing:  it lifts the dialogue louder than the background noise. Here’s what the description on HSN … Continue reading

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birthday card for banjo man

I just wanted to share this.  

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odds and ends on a quiet day

The baby quilt project is still coming along.  It’s a sweet quilt and I hope it will be loved and used. “Ruth’s” is a shop deep in the heart of Cranston that has been in business since 1954.  They do … Continue reading

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home shopping network and opioids

I’ll bet this morning’s blog post heading caught your attention! Let’s talk about drugs.  Pain killers.  Opioids that people get addicted to and ruin their lives with…and then they end up broken and alone or in rehab. This is so … Continue reading

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long distance Peach Man

This week I was once again totally overwhelmed.  Can you imagine what arrived by FedEx? Peaches.  A dozen peaches.  From the Peach Man. A dozen miraculous, beautiful peaches carefully wrapped in a box from the lake. I cried.  Banjo Man … Continue reading

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