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  1. "Me Day!" Part 2

    Once again her look returned to the pair on the seat opposite. They too were eating a picnic, except their appeared to be home-made, being brought out of plastic containers from a small rucksack. As they ate, they seemed to chat animatedly, clearly very comfortable with each other. He was probably Jake's age so that wasn't too much of a surprise. "Wait until Jake becomes a teenager!" her wiser and more experienced friends had warned her. "You won't know what has hit you!" ...
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  2. Me Day!

    This story isn't about dementia as such, but it does touch on issues such as loss, grieving, caring for a loved one and making assumptions about people and situations... It is entitled 'Me Day'.

    "Me Day"

    With an audible sigh, Laura plonked herself down on the park bench. It was hot and she was tired but it was SO good to take the weight off her feet for a while. It was particularly good because she was halfway through an extremely rare and infinitely valuable ...

    Updated 27-07-2014 at 03:25 PM by Laurence

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  3. 'Future Imperfect' Epilogue...

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurence View Post
    I felt compelled to write this epilogue to the previous 'Future Imperfect' story. No idea why, but it made me happy...

    Epilogue

    It was the same street cafe but 40 years on. The same late afternoon summer sun casting a golden glow over everything. Sadly, not the same tables (they had been damaged years ago during a freak storm that hit the city) but, amazingly and to the infinite satisfaction of the then and now owner, the chairs were the same ones. They had been re-upholstered
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  4. An Open Latter...

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurence View Post
    I have wanted to write this for a while. It is in the form of an 'open letter' to whoever it may concern...

    Dear friend

    May I call you friend? Of course, we may have actually known each other for years or we may just have met for a moment the other day. In any case, I hope that my use of 'friend' does not offend you.

    Similarly, this being an open letter, the circumstances of our meeting and my reason for writing to you like this could be manifold. Perhaps
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  5. The Phrase for Every Occasion...

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    There are some phrases that can be used in a whole variety of situations. But my dear Brenda has found the one phrase that can be used for ANY occasion. She doesn't use it all the time but, when she does, she uses it a LOT. Those who have spent time with Brenda as one of our small band of trusty carers will undoubtedly recognise these examples of its multifaceted use - fortunately, they all take it in good humour... And who could take offence at such a lovely lady?


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