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Where The Popsicles Are-136

Options–more or less. Hope is that rare thing that will not die, and when you are left with nothing else to hang on to, it is there to sustain you through the darkest of times. In late February, 2008, we … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-123

Being an advocate as well as a caregiver. To say the last trip to Minneapolis turned out to be stressful would be a huge understatement. To say that we were both disappointed at the results of the radiation, and perplexed … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-122

“Do you think Dr. Carson has given up?” April was, to steal a few words from T. S. Eliot, “the cruelest month.” That is not to say it was the cruelest of the many months Joanie had been involved in … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-119

I still knew where the popsicles were. When I got to the hospital on Tuesday morning, Joanie was awake, and feeling better. The tension I had seen in her face the night before was gone. I think it melted away … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-118

Well, things go south again. That she was in Minneapolis and I was in Bismarck, we could handle. We had done it before, in that summer of 1998. This time it was harder. The house seemed more empty. I knew … Continue reading

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