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Posts Tagged “family”

Anya Opts for a Third Choice

Posted on January 18th, 2016 by Margit Novack
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  Thirty years ago, my 92 year old grandmother tried to kill herself.  They called us from her personal care residence to say she had been found unresponsive, with an empty bottle of pills by her bed. My brother and I rushed to the hospital and heard the sound of her stomach being pumped. For […]

Keeping Mom at the Table

Posted on October 23rd, 2015 by Margit Novack
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Two sisters were faced with who should have a set of dishes that had passed from their grandmother to their mother, and now to them. As they discussed who would get the dishes, they realized that what they both wanted was for their mother and grandmother to “be present” at future family gatherings, and so they […]

Tough Love for Bubbie

Posted on July 24th, 2015 by Margit Novack
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Helping someone you care about when they don’t want help is complex. When do you honor their wishes, and when do you superimpose your own beliefs out of a conviction that your instincts are correct? Several years ago, my husband and I faced this question with my mother-in-law. It was among the hardest and most important things […]

I’ve Got Your Back, Dad

Posted on June 12th, 2015 by Margit Novack
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Guest post by Jean Long Manteufel Dear Jean, Father’s Day is coming up. I don’t know what to get for Dad. He has lost so much of his memory.  At times, he doesn’t even know me. Why bother? Dad isn’t the same person he used to be. Sometimes he thinks I am his younger brother, […]

Gifts With Strings

Posted on April 9th, 2015 by Margit Novack
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In 1985, when my husband and I renovated our home, my mother-in-law offered us $200 to buy a radar range — which is what microwaves used to be called. We had never owned a microwave and were certain we didn’t want one. “Surely, she will give us $200 toward anything,” I said to my husband. […]

Wearable Memories

Posted on January 31st, 2014 by Margit Novack
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I sat next to a frail, elegant woman and noticed the heavy, man-sized ring on her index finger. “Was that your husband’s ring?” I asked. She nodded, and showed me the chain around her neck. “This was my mother’s,” she said.“I understand,” I told her. “I wear my mom’s wedding ring.” Many of us have things […]