Category Archives: Dying Parents

THE MAIN PAIN – By Georgia Lee

Mother was there today. I lie face down on a table, under a bright light. My back exposed and wrapped in white paper with a big hole where the needle goes.

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SELF RELIANCE – ON BIRTHDAYS

(Reposted/ April 12,  20…) April 12, (year intentionally left blank) Today on my 61st birthday, I choose to be alone. I retreat to a cabin, deep in the North Georgia mountains wilderness. To contemplate the meaning of life. To contemplate the … Continue reading

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My Parents’ Wedding Day

By Georgia Lee ( From “A Father’s Legacy – Your life story in your own words”) Dad’s journal. Journal Prompt: Tell me about your wedding day. What Happened? How did you feel? Were you nervous, scared, Happy? GOOD LORD! Again, … Continue reading

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MY FATHER – ON WRITING

Writing books is easy! By Georgia Lee, from the diary of Emmett Lee            When my father, Emmett Lloyd Lee, turned 80, I gave him a guided journal “A Father’s Legacy – Your Life’s Story in … Continue reading

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BRIEF CANDLES – AN HOUR ONSTAGE

At the end of life, the very old shrink into child-size imitations of the towering adults their children knew. Not my parents, I would have thought as a child, if I’d ever imagined such a thing. Not my parents. Those … Continue reading

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BEYOND VALENTINES, A MESSAGE OF UNIVERSAL LOVE

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi, 13th century. Though its attribution is controversial, the meaning transcends all. This message of unconditional love – Regardless of religion, race, sex, status and all the other “labels,” imagine if each of us took … Continue reading

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THE TURNING TIDE

THE TURNING TIDE   I don’t sail there it’s not my sea  But fallen blood flows back to me       Not the fools, crimson carnival ride  But deep Alabama, dark and wide   From the home never lost I float … Continue reading

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CURTAIN CALL – THE NEW FOUNTAIN THEATER

The full moon pulls me outside and I rise or fall, like the obedient tide. Each full moon has a name, you know.  October is either Hunters or Harvest. I don’t feel like looking it up, but I’m going with … Continue reading

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INVINCIBLE SUMMER

The Buddha, as young Prince Siddhartha, was a rich spoiled brat. His father, the king, groomed his future heir. Pampering and sheltering the prince,  he kept him within the kingdom’s gates, forbidding exposure to the imperfect world beyond. Yet, like … Continue reading

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SHOCKING SECRETS FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE! DON’T FEAR THE REAPER

 QUOTH THE RAVEN: “NEVERMORE” Emergency Room: Inner Ring of Hell  HAUNTING DIARIES: A  CAUTIONARY TALE Part Two: My (late) Father: secret diary – on DEATH! **See previous post: ON SEX!** DIARY Question: Are you afraid of death? How would you want to … Continue reading

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