Tag Archives: death

Wolf Going, Gone!

Posted in Betta Fish, Death, Illness, Pet Fish, Pets | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Golf Obsession

We chanced upon this tombstone of someone named Chang.  Whoever this was, he/she was probably happiest on the greens, perfecting the golf swing with the right stance.  They say, “You can’t take it with you.”  Well, it looks like Chang … Continue reading

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Die Running

She was a retired Physical Education teacher from San Jose, California.  She had been a runner for over a quarter of a century.  She’s one of a growing number of marathon runners who started running marathons after their 50th birthdays. … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, BlogHer, Death, Exercise, Joy Johnson, New York Marathon, YeahWrite | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

We Will Miss You, Scott

Two weekends ago, we made our way to our old stomping ground in Toronto to be with some dear friends.  We wanted to bid a friend farewell.  More importantly, we wanted to spend time to revel in his life, his … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Friend, Friendship, Funeral, G. Scott Graham, Goodbye, Loss of a Friend, Toronto, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

What Not To Say

I noticed the past 3 years or so, I’ve had friends and family who have taken ill with a serious health problem or some, have passed away after a protracted illness.  Ever since I was young, I’ve always wondered about … Continue reading

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Chronic Illness, Death, Empathy, God, Health, Illness, Mindfulness, Women's Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Laid To Rest

Today, I took some time off work to support some dear friends who were burying their dear 91-year old mother to rest.  It was clear from the funeral services that she had lived her life centered around all the things … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Elderly Care, Family, Funeral, Funeral Services, Goodbye, Letting Go | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Cavite Field Trip

Early on a clear Saturday morning, we all met, the six of us, on the lobby of what was once our stomping ground more than 30 years ago. We and all agreed to take this trip outside the city to … Continue reading

Posted in Burial Place, Cavite, Friend, Friendship, Imus, Vanna Virata | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Farewell, Nora!

I heard on the news yesterday that a much admired and loved icon, Nora Ephron, has prematurely passed away at the age of 71.  She had been battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia, according to members of her family.  I, for one, … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Julie and Julia, Movies, Nora Ephron, Sleepless In Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, women's rights, Writing, You've Got Mail | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Vanna, On Her First Anniversary

Today went like any other regular work day.  It was overcast in the morning over the Bay Area.  It had been raining since yesterday.  They promised some sun by the afternoon.  And indeed, the sun came out but the air … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Childhood Friends, Death, Death Anniversary, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Good and Beautiful

On Sunday afternoon, March 11, 2012, on the eve of my mother-in-law’s first death anniversary, the family and close friends gathered in the chapel of the Maryknoll Sisters’ Residential Center in Ossining, New York. The Nuns ushered us all in. … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, Death, Death Anniversary, Food, Merienda Cena, mortality | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments