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Phyllis commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Hospice - Brother Bill Defies Death Again and yet Another Cosmic Joke
"It's a lot. Good luck with all of it."
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Rosigami commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Hospice - Brother Bill Defies Death Again and yet Another Cosmic Joke
"This is a hard road, James. Your brothers- both of them- are lucky to have you. Best of luck. Please keep us apprised."
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Terry McKenna commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Hospice - Brother Bill Defies Death Again and yet Another Cosmic Joke
"This is why between my (stubborn wife) and my cantankerous self, I hope to die first.  I don't want to have to deal with it.   I have told my son he'll have to deal with us.  "
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Jonathan Wolfman commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Hospice - Brother Bill Defies Death Again and yet Another Cosmic Joke
"all best, jmac   to you both"
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marilyn sands commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Hospice - Brother Bill Defies Death Again and yet Another Cosmic Joke
"What a saga - whew!  You're doing all the right things - peace to you & Bill."
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"Yup not easy"
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Keith Joiner commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Hospice - Brother Bill Defies Death Again and yet Another Cosmic Joke
"Good on JMAC. I dealt with some similar issues when we moved Dad out of memory care and into a nursing home. The first one wasn't secure, he did escape, so we had to move him. I sure wish you the best."
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alsoknownas commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Hospice - Brother Bill Defies Death Again and yet Another Cosmic Joke
"You sure have your hands full. Good luck with all this."
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JMac1949 Today commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post 2 Sentences: Thinning the Herd
"Well by cutting Medicaid by $800 billion over the next decade, the Republicans can reduce the number of Democratic voters without setting up concentration camps, gas chambers or Death Panels.  Next up reducing VA Disability benefits?"
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"The Good Reverend is dead on right.  Republican gerrymandering, voter ID and other election restrictions run rampant in Red states like Texas.  My hometown of Pasadena is a poster child for this grotesque prejudice: Federal Judge Rules…"
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Hi folks. Most of you know me. Jmac1949 Today is my blog for posting day to day BS about contemporary personal experience, politics, music, art, whatever reality feathers get up my nose. My memoir posts can be found over at jmac1949 Memories.

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Hospice - Brother Bill Defies Death Again and yet Another Cosmic Joke

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 11:18am 10 Comments

For the last nine months I've been living in Bastrop, TX to reduce the costs of taking care of my older brother Bill in his descent into dementia. 

Brother Bill

Twice in the last six months, Bill has be admitted to the hospital with bronchitis/pneumonia because he's losing…

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Takes One to Know One - Happy Fathers Day, Terry

Posted on June 17, 2017 at 5:00pm 24 Comments

I've been living in Bastrop, TX since September 2016 and I haven't written much about that experience.  It's pretty routine in that everyday I get up sometime before 8:00 am have my coffee and smoke my cigarette out on the porch and then check out what's going on at Our Salon.  Sometime between 10:00 in the morning and 3:00 in the afternoon I get in the car and take my older brother Bill out for breakfast or lunch and make sure he takes his pills.…

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And Now for Something Completely Different - Jewish Pirates Who Ruled the Caribbean

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 7:30am 76 Comments

While this may read like something from a Monty Python skit, apparently there is more than a kernel of truth to the reign of Jewish Piracy on the high seas from the 16th -18th Centuries as evidenced by tombstones in Jamaica:…

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At 3:32pm on March 3, 2017, MV Neland said…

JMAC 1949, thx for the friending :-). I read yer posts, too, but get back here too rarely and too briefly to do much commenting just at the moment. But, every once in a while i get my groove on and interact.

At 7:52pm on May 13, 2014, Peeling An Orange said…

Hey, hope all is well. - poof

At 12:37pm on March 25, 2013, Camille V. Watson said…

Thank you for the friend request.

At 10:30am on December 30, 2012, Anne Armand said…

Jmac, having trouble adding a comment to the eulogy for your Mom. Bottom line is that nothing is wrong. I think that James Emm had some good advice. The only thing I would say, is to shorten a bit. For example:

She was good at everything...as a daughter, a sister, a mother, a grandmother etc. You needed keep using good. My grandfather who was an editor, said cut out every other word and see what you've got. But do read it out loud. If you stumble over a phrase. Kick it out.

And caring about others first is really a admirable trait. I believe there is a lesson in the Talmud about taking care of those in your charge before yourself. On the other hand if we are not for ourselves, who will be?

These things must come from the heart. Anecdotes and little stories are appropriate. Your mother loved you. And she knows that you are doing your best.

Wishing you peace.

Stay in touch.

Annie

At 10:27am on December 25, 2012, Rosigami said…

well i didn't even realize there were "two" of you! Thank you, jmac.  Happy to make your acquaintance (again)! 

At 7:59am on November 21, 2012, Arthur James said…

I am Slowly Figuring How this Great
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OTher Salon - Funny FRiends. Wonderful
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It's The Best Devils Workshop Ever.
It Works. I Ask Friends Out on Dates.
My regular E-Male Needs Fixing Too.
I'll Eventually ACCEPT. Dear Friends.
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Friends are More To Be Desired Than
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Ice Cream, Beer,'Tootsie Rools' Wine,
and
if Ya Can't Kiss Friends Who Can We?
We Can Smooch. Kiss Computer Screen.
I'll Be Back Later. I'll Visit Otter.

At 3:53pm on October 26, 2012, Poor Woman said…

Thanks for the friendship, jmac! Hope you're feeling fine today! I keep telling myself, at least we're not in the path of the latest superstorm......

At 10:40am on October 13, 2012, Heidi Banerjee said…

Hi,Jmac,I hope you are doing well.Have a peaceful weekend.

At 1:38pm on September 30, 2012, L in the Southeast said…

:-)

At 2:36pm on September 9, 2012, tr ig said…

Bring the BS!!

 
 
 

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