Tag: cancer

Jam and toast

I once asked my cousin whether she thought about her cancer on a daily basis. When I asked, she was in remission, again. Writing this, admitting I said it, makes me cringe, and my naive question fills me with embarrassment. A few years later I called her brother after he’d been diagnosed with cancer and…

Reasons to giggle

Today I woke up with renewed energy. It was sort of like having ants in my pants (not that I’ve experienced those critters in my lower regions, but, work with me here; it’s how I imagine it would feel had they been there; I wanted to run and jump). The burst of energy may be…

Feed it or fight it

You: “Those look like noodles up there.” Me: “You’d be right.” You: “Isn’t this a genealogy blog?” Me: “Right again.” You: “Why, then, are we looking at noodles?!” Me: “I’ve been absent from the blogosphere for several months.” You: “Why?” Me: “We’ve had a cancer diagnosis.” Sometimes life knocks us flat and we don’t know…

Cherished

Friendship is a simple thing, and yet complicated; friendship is on the surface, something natural, something taken for granted, and yet underneath one could find worlds.Β Β  ~ Jamaica Kincaid Sisters and friends. Never forget those who make you smile.

Am I Getting Older?

I am saddened by the recent passing of my college roommate. Last I heard she was in remission. I thought we had time. Remission is scary, misleading. She passed away in July, and I attended a family memorial two weeks ago. Nasty, damn cancer. ******************** When she told me last year of her diagnosis, I…