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Author Archives: LarryPeterson
My wife, Marty, after a four+ year downward spiral with cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, passed last March. But, for me, her passing was never complete as long as her piano remained at home. Recently, her piano found a new home … Continue reading
Remembering Alzheimer’s Patients and their Caregivers The poem below is NOT from an unknown author, as the graphic indicates. The writer of the poem is Owen Darnell. I am certainly not looking to NOT give credit where credit is … Continue reading
Ellen Organ was born on August 24, 1903 in what was known as the “married quarters” of the Royal Infantry Barracks in Waterford, Ireland. Her dad, William, was a soldier in the British army. Shortly after Ellen’s birth she was … Continue reading
It seems that the fear of litigation has triggered the ongoing evaporation of common sense. What triggered my need to defend common sense are three separate incidents that I experienced over the past month. As you will see, each of … Continue reading
Author’s note: The following was written during Holy Week. It has to do with my wife’s death, funeral and the fresh grief that followed. I thought I should share it here. Marty’s funeral was April 6th. Everything was perfect; the … Continue reading
I have written about my wife, Marty’s, Alzheimer’s Disease several times. This is another. It was unplanned and spontaneous, triggered by the unique world she and I have come to share together. I was trying to write something but I … Continue reading
Christmas Season is still with us, so I thought I would share this true story about a Christmas miracle. During the Christmas season I believe God’s loving hand sweeps down and touches many of us with a little extra something … Continue reading
I have been an EMHC (Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion) for over twenty years. I have had the honor and privilege of bringing Holy Communion to many people in many places: hospitals, nursing homes, hospice centers, assisted living facilities,and, of course, … Continue reading