It is so hard to watch my mother, Florence Littauer, go from being strong, confident, and colorful to being frail, feeble, and frightened. I know I am not the first person to face such emotions—nor will I be the last, as death is a part of the cycle of life and most of us will face the death of a parent at some point.

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We are now in week six of my mother, Florence Littauer’s, hoped for recovery from a stroke that took place on May 16—and week two at Covenant Specialty Hospital in Lubbock Texas. I’ve been at her bedside for 5-7 hours nearly every day (I do have a couple of friends who spell me for a…

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Update on Florence Littauer's health

It has been a month since my mother, Florence Littauer, had a stroke. (Photo is from the day before the stroke.) I wanted to give family and friends an update on Florence Littauer’s health. She is now into week five of a hoped-for recovery and is in a third facility. When we called 911 on…

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Ask any Blue (Perfect Melancholy) and they’ll tell you that there’s a place for everything and everything should be in its place. One look at our phones and you’ll see that there’s no such thing as carrying this philosophy to an extreme. At first glance you’ll marvel at the visual appeal, how the sleek and…

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