Dem bones

August 25th, 2007

1. I never play along. I never forward chain emails. I’ll never do a meme. I don’t even know what the word means.
2. But I’d do anything for Isabel.
3. First, I’m not a victim of anything or anyone.
4. Second, I’m old enough to be your mother.
5. I might even be your mother.
6. Except that I have no other children that I know of.
7. Two years ago, I was bedside at the death of my father, who was a hard man in the sudden grip of a long-expected cancer. I felt his life recede like the tide, and my legs grew weak. He did it all beautifully, and it was his finest hour.
8. We adopted his dog Molly, who surprised us by being the best dog in the world. She made our home complete, and she never leaves my side.

Isn’t it amazing how things turn out?


  1. it IS amazing.
    and so are you.

    Comment by Wendy — August 25, 2007 @ 10:52 am

  2. Yes, animals are such blessings in our lives.

    Came here through CrabMommy. I love your writing style!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

    Comment by pinks & blues girls — August 27, 2007 @ 1:25 am

  3. Thank-you for playing along for me, with me. 🙂
    To not be a victim of anything or anyone is true power.

    Comment by bella — August 27, 2007 @ 1:58 pm

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