Category Archives: Family

Father’s Day Remembrances

A few weeks ago, my Future Challenge asked what your legacy will be. I started blogging long after my Dad passed away, and so he hasn’t been featured much in my posts. Still, he was a big influence in my … Continue reading

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Sharing My Scots Gaelic Heritage

One of my grandsons is a cub scout. His pack is working on a “Heritage” project to earn a belt loop and a pin. The gist is that each scout must learn about where his family came from, choose a … Continue reading

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Future Challenge – Who Pays the Bills?

Challenge #15 This is a follow up to last week’s question about who we trust with our health if we can’t make those decisions.  For our aging population, there’s something else that may need management, – their finances. Older people … Continue reading

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Why Everybody Needs a Plan – Part 2, or Where’s Mom’s Checkbook?

Caregiving for an older person has so many aspects. There are physical and health issues. There are housing and recreational needs. And then there are the bills. I’ve been through this with three parents now – my own two and my … Continue reading

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Letting Go and Moving On

Reluctance by Robert Frost  Out through the fields and the woods  And over the walls I have wended;  I have climbed the hills of view  And looked at the world, and descended;  I have come by the highway home,  And … Continue reading

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Some Say the World will end in Fire… or on December 20th

Fire and Ice by Robert Frost Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think … Continue reading

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