Crow’s Feet
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Crow’s Feet

The Loss of My Mother

As we age, the loss of a parent is often inevitable.

My family, around 1974. Photo by Mary McGrath

“ I don’t think I have much longer,” mom said out of nowhere. Funny how those who are dying seem to know it.

Mom and I were sitting on her bed in the den. Parceling out her life, we continued with her itemization of bills, and important contacts. Her legacy was laid out in endless paperwork as we exchanged more bank notes, phone numbers, and…

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