Tag: death

1 Shot Wednesday: March Street

My stepfather died three years ago.  Photos trigger memories and transport one to the past. That is the purpose of the Wednesday 1 Shot series. This photo is from my hometown in Illinois. Just a typical street on the blue-collar side of town. The…

IMO: Turning 100

Today was the annual visit for students of mine who are members of Interact Club (Rotary International) to head over to our local nursing home and deliver presents to residents who would otherwise have no family members visiting or likely receive gifts on Christmas….

Martha’s Gift

Last year, Martha was giddy to see us. We stopped in her room and gave her a present, a fuzzy cardigan, size small. Kathy, the activities director at the Haven Nursing Home, had organized the resident wish list, and my high school students who…