Monthly Archives: July 2015

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This summer Quinn took her kids on a nostalgic return to Michigan, the land where she collected the most childhood memories and considers “home.” She showed them where she attended junior high, high school, and college. She drove them through … Continue reading

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happy sad

This kind of sadness is unrelated to the sadness we feel in the loss of our daughter. That sadness will ebb and flow as time passes but it will not go away. My sadness today is colored with happiness because … Continue reading

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remembered

Yesterday we celebrated the life of Rachel Macy. It was perfect, one of those times you just wish the one being remembered could be there to feel all of the love expressed and to witness the broad impact of her … Continue reading

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completely rachel

By human standards Rachel Macy should have lived another forty to fifty years. We are in the process of accepting her shortened life as part of our new reality. But for the purposes of this post I’m taking the approach … Continue reading

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the other side of the family

Yesterday Mauri and I drove out to Rockaway Beach to share in the fun of another family reunion, this one for the Macy side of our clan. I used my handy dandy phone to snap a few pics to capture … Continue reading

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seventy

Seventy isn’t so bad. At least not so far. Considering I started out like this: I think I’ve come a long way. And today I’ve been cheered, celebrated, caked, candle holdered, carded, caramel appled, crocheted for, called, cooked for, cupcaked, … Continue reading

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nill reunion, 2015 style

The timing of Rachel’s departure allowed us to take part in my original family’s every-three-years reunion. My coworker Denise provided the encouragement that it might be good for us to “get out of Dodge,” having had several days to just … Continue reading

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