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WHEN TO WALK AWAY

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 10:28am 15 Comments

 

WHEN TO WALK AWAY/Family Honor

I was awakened around 5 A.M. today by the sound of male voices yelling and cursing at each other. F You and F That punctuated the argument. Other words and phrases that volleyed back and forth between the combatants made me realize that this confrontation was extremely personal.

“My mother is what?”

“She’s a whore.”

“If you touch her again I’ll kill you.”

“She was hanging around the bar until it…

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HALF A WIDOW/ The Quiet Time

Posted on June 12, 2015 at 6:14am 25 Comments

My husband died on Sunday morning, June seventh. It was expected. His struggle with Alzheimer’s dementia was over. Alzheimer’s won. It always does.

In one respect I have been alone these past two years, however his physical presence remained with me until this past December when I could no longer manage his care in our apartment.

He went from a memory care unit to a hospital and then to a nursing home where he spent the rest of his life. He hated every minute of his…

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ALZHEIMER'S ON THE ATTACK AGAIN.

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 5:00am 18 Comments

My life is shattered again by the faceless horror that has attacked my husband pushing him into the next phase of his dementia. He is terrified and incoherent. Although he is living in a memory care facility, I am still on call and responsible for his welfare. He fell again last night. I was just asleep when the phone rang. “ Your husband is all…

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ANGEL OF THE MORNING

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 9:40am 4 Comments

                                                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTzGMEfbnAw

                                               Sky over my new home in Florida. 7:15 in the AM.  Unbelievably…

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Myriad commented on Anne Armand's blog post WHEN TO WALK AWAY
"When I did prison work, one of the categories of inmates was of men who, in their late teens, early 20s, got into arguments that, fueled by alcohol, turned into brawls where one of the participants fell and hit head and died.  The survivor of…"
Jul 1, 2015
fred hallman commented on Anne Armand's blog post WHEN TO WALK AWAY
"Maybe the boy's mom knew better than to go home when she lingered at the bar.  It is obvious that the issues were familiar to the boy and willing to let his friends back him up, likely to preclude trouble from escalating once he had…"
Jun 29, 2015
Zanelle commented on Anne Armand's blog post WHEN TO WALK AWAY
"The good weather makes this stuff happen out in the open.  Scary.  Maybe turning on the lights would have helped a little.  I would have been tempted to video it all.  Glad it was not more violent.  You did the right…"
Jun 29, 2015
koshersalaami commented on Anne Armand's blog post WHEN TO WALK AWAY
"Not much could be done quickly. It ran its course."
Jun 29, 2015
Jonathan Wolfman commented on Anne Armand's blog post WHEN TO WALK AWAY
"I hope you do not put up w this longer."
Jun 29, 2015
nerd cred commented on Anne Armand's blog post WHEN TO WALK AWAY
"That's a mild version of nearly every weekend morning next door to me for about 10 years. The boys have grown and mostly moved away so it's quieter now. I've called the police twice, once when there was a baby present at a fight and…"
Jun 29, 2015
Arthur James commented on Anne Armand's blog post WHEN TO WALK AWAY
"` call 9-11, and cops rush and hop to the rescue? Cops ask? ` Warts Up? ` I am sensing  the Seriousness. Frogs love a Flower called? ` crab? no. croak-us. ( crocus ) `, ' Dream can Be Life's Nightmare. or Daymare. `, '"
Jun 29, 2015
Myriad commented on Anne Armand's blog post WHEN TO WALK AWAY
"Guy's head blow may not be benign - he may have a concussion.  Which he kinda deserved.  However, if he up and dies from it, bad news"
Jun 29, 2015
alsoknownas commented on Anne Armand's blog post WHEN TO WALK AWAY
"Police cannot arrive fast enough to quell something like this. They drive cars. They don't wear capes and fly."
Jun 29, 2015
Myriad commented on Anne Armand's blog post HALF A WIDOW/ The Quiet Time
"Oh god oh god oh god. Forgive me if I say that it's for the best - could have been many more years of useless suffering for both of you.  Now to make the best life possible for yourself.  (I was just thinking of doing a post about how…"
Jun 15, 2015
Gerald Andersen commented on Anne Armand's blog post HALF A WIDOW/ The Quiet Time
"Ande, I am so sorry. What a terrifying ordeal for your poor husband and heartbreaking experience for you. Now, at least, the healing can begin."
Jun 15, 2015
Carole Dixon commented on Anne Armand's blog post HALF A WIDOW/ The Quiet Time
"Love and light and blessings to you as you go about living and grieving. Peace. From poetTess"
Jun 15, 2015
Phyllis commented on Anne Armand's blog post HALF A WIDOW/ The Quiet Time
"Anne, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I've watched Dad be where you are now, and I want you to know that it will be different for you now but that you can make it to a new equilibrium. Take care."
Jun 13, 2015
JohnB commented on Anne Armand's blog post HALF A WIDOW/ The Quiet Time
"So Sorry for your loss.Just spending the day recuperating from the news I didn't get the promotion that seemed to be a sure thing. It seems trivial I know, but my wife exhibits the symptoms of having dementia - at 59! We have been doing all the…"
Jun 13, 2015
koshersalaami commented on Anne Armand's blog post HALF A WIDOW/ The Quiet Time
"I'm sorry I'm not close enough to give you a hug, and that's what really helps. I wish you as much healing as is possible. Don't worry about whether he would have wanted the fuss. He's not in pain, they are. And making a…"
Jun 13, 2015
Foolish Monkey commented on Anne Armand's blog post HALF A WIDOW/ The Quiet Time
"This is such a sad piece - detailing only a few of his difficulties at the end.  And you being his caregiver, friend, lover, wife, and all the other roles...so so awfully sad.  The end of life stinks.  I'm sorry for your loss…"
Jun 12, 2015

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What I used to do or who I was, is no longer relevant. I am still evolving. Once whole, I am now less. Once a child, I am now an orphan. Once the mother of a daughter, I am bereft. Once married I am now a widow. I write about these things.

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At 9:15am on July 4, 2012, Jenny said…

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