Chris shea's Blog – February 2011 Archive (5)

The Umbrella

The other evening I walked over to a friend's house about a block away.  It was pouring and windy and cold.  I was very happy to have an umbrella to carry and a warm coat to wear.  As I put my umbrella outside his…

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Added by chris shea on February 24, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Wondering for Two

God, I'm having trouble finding any hope.

 

I said those words nine years ago this month in the parking lot at Grossmont Hospital, where , on one floor, my father was awaiting serious news about his health and where on another, my mother had recently had surgery.

 

This was not the way I had ever anticipated things turning out, and in that awareness I know I am hardly alone.  I reminded myself that many people find themselves facing end of life issues, that…

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Added by chris shea on February 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Wondering for Two

God, I'm having trouble finding any hope.

I said those words nine years ago this month in the parking lot at Grossmont Hospital, where , on one floor, my father was awaiting serious news about his health and where on another, my mother had recently had surgery.

This was not the way I had ever anticipated things turning out, and in that awareness I know I am hardly alone.  I reminded myself that many people find themselves facing end of life issues, that we are surrounded…

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Added by chris shea on February 17, 2011 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Of Valentines & Envelopes

I don't like Valentine's Day.  Well I don't hate it exactly, but it's not one of my…

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Added by chris shea on February 10, 2011 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

A Gift of Kitchen Towels

Dear Mrs. H,
I don't know if you remember me, but I remember you very well.  In fact, I think about you almost every day because of something you did a long time ago.  You gave me a gift probably without even knowing you did.
Your gift came when I volunteered to work on your hot lunch committee at…
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Added by chris shea on February 4, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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