A Dozen Years
I estimate that my late parents’ care-giving needs and legal concerns have taken and will continue to consume well over a dozen of my own last years of life. These family photographs reveal that I aged horribly in the five years from 2009 to 2014. At least I have the loving memories.
Today is Easter and I have no one to buy Easter Baskets for...
Father was enthusiastic about holiday festivities of all sorts.
When we were children, Mother used to particularly enjoy dying Easter eggs.
Caption: A Dozen Easter Eggs
by Annmarie Throckmorton 2018
Caption: Mother and Annmarie on Easter 2009.
(Mother would often change clothing so that hers
matched mine as closely as possible.)
photograph by Father
Caption: A Typical Easter With Mother, Father,
And Their Two Labradors Nosing Up
From Under The Table.
(Father would often stand until everyone,
or at least mother was seated at the table.)
photograph by Annmarie Throckmorton 2009
Caption: I made Easter dinner for
Mother and Father each of those last years.
photograph by Annmarie Throckmorton 2009.jpg
Caption: I gave my parents Easter Buckets for a funny change
photograph by Annmarie Throckmorton 2012
Caption: Daughter Annmarie Brought Cupcakes
For Father’s Nursing Home Friends On Easter 2014
Caption: I made Easter special for Father
and his nursing home friends
with cupcakes this year.
photograph by Annmarie Throckmorton 2014