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Goodbye to My Mother

The demise of a parent is especially hard…

Dorothy and her daughter Erika. Photo by Mary McGrath

The light is dimming over my mother’s wet and glassy eyes. Her hair, the color of dull pewter, frames her face with no purpose.

Gone the person I once knew, buoyant, with a laugh that exploded over a good food with gravy. Now she stares blankly into space. What channel are you on?



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Mary McGrath

Top writer in humor, short stories, writing, advice and poetry. She’s written for Newsweek, Wall St. Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.