Monthly Archives: August 2010

Daily update — 083110

This day ended with a viewing of Julia Roberts’ current movie, “Eat, Pray, Love.”  (Our review: Great scenery, good plot, predictable ending.  A good rental.) This day began with Mom eating at McDonalds for the first time ever.  As hard … Continue reading

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Network update — 083010

The work of extricating my father from his earthly bindings continues.  It’s not that things are a mess; they aren’t.  Rather, there is simply a lot of it to do, and the stuff I’m doing now cannot be done in … Continue reading

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Backwash — 082610

The illness is over.  The funeral is done.  The “after-glow” party is a memory.  Really, there has hardly been time to miss him.  Yet, already the work to remove him from his life on earth has begun in earnest. I … Continue reading

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Eulogy — 081510

As you already know, Pop’s funeral was held last Sunday.  My brother Michael delivered the eulogy which was well-crafted and well-received.  Some have asked for a copy, so it is provided here. Eulogy for Emery Marx       15 August 2010        … Continue reading

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The Face of Family Caregiving — NFCA

A few weeks ago, the Editor-in-Chief of the National Family Caregivers Association newsletter, Sandy Rogers, found me by reading this blog.  She interviewed me for the quarterly Take Care which has an international distribution and the express intent of supporting … Continue reading

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Home again — 082010

After a week in the hospital, Mom is home again at Piedmont Place.  On the way there, I offered to take her to a beauty parlor (she had missed her usual Wednesday appointment) and after the myriad medical tests, looked … Continue reading

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Thank You very much — Part 3

Finally, I want to thank my wife. I have used this space before to tell of Lisa’s sacrifices to the point that she truly doesn’t want me to mention them anymore. She has been a spectacular wife, a source of … Continue reading

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