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

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