Mum – Eulogy

My beautiful mum passed a year ago today. I was at her bedside when she had a massive stroke. She shared a joke with me, as she was losing the ability to speak. We laughed and cried, and within minutes she was gone. Unconscious. Somehow, a week later I managed to read this eulogy at…

Grandmothers

  Here are our beloved maternal grandmothers. ┬áLaura’s grandma lived in the apartment below her parents in Forest Hills Queens and lavished her with the love and attention she felt she was missing at home. Laura wrote: ‘I took after my grandmother and liked art. She bought me my first camera a Minolta SLR101 that…

Ghanaian Coffins

In case you missed it in comments, Katy Keck posted a link to some outlandish Ghanaian coffins. They are a bit like 50s novelty architecture in Los Angeles (doughnut shaped coffee shop, ship shaped coke factory etc). I am pretty sure Laura would have cracked up at this. Maybe she would have liked a giant…

Talking About Dying

To my great surprise the British media is currently trying to lift the lid on what it means to have a terminal disease and face your own death. ┬áProbably due to the huge numbers of people who are currently being diagnosed as terminally ill at midlife and younger. One of my favorite TV shows since…