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  1. Philippa
    May 17, 2014
    05/17/14
    7:16 am

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    Philippa said...

    What a beautiful beach!

    Glad your mum and stepdad are doing well.

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  2. Mardel
    May 17, 2014
    05/17/14
    7:34 am

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    Mardel said...

    Beautiful beach. So lovely to sit and watch the waves. Yes we try to coordinate looking in on Mom as well.

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  3. E. Jane
    May 17, 2014
    05/17/14
    7:54 am

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    E. Jane said...

    My parents are gone, and I miss them every day. As people go out of our lives, things change and are never really the same. There is a void that we live around, mostly very well, but its something that people don’t talk about very much.

    I didn’t see them every day, but I did see them quite often. Nevertheless, just knowing that they were there meant that all was as it should be. I think it’s wonderful of you and your siblings to care for your parents in such a thoughtful way. Once children have left the nest, it means the world to see them, as you well know.

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  4. déjà pseu
    May 17, 2014
    05/17/14
    7:59 am

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    déjà pseu said...

    Holding a good thought for your lettuces! Glad to hear your Mom is doing well, and yes, if you had to be anywhere in this heat, Santa Barbara’s as good a place as any.

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  5. Kathleen
    May 17, 2014
    05/17/14
    9:59 am

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    Kathleen said...

    I’m right there with you. Thank goodness I no longer have to catch a plane to visit my mom, though two of my three children require air travel to see me. I’m grateful one child still is at a driving distance… the route you just traveled in fact, long but doable. Yes, I feel quite in the middle these days.

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  6. Susan
    May 17, 2014
    05/17/14
    12:37 pm

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    Susan said...

    Gorgeous beach and it remind me of why I love your state.

    My mother is 91 and we try to see her several times a month as I am the only child close enough to do that.

    I hope you are enjoying retirement. It seems that you are.

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  7. Ellen
    May 18, 2014
    05/18/14
    6:47 am

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    Ellen said...

    My parents have been gone for nearly a decade, and Alzheimers took them both from us a few years before that. In the last three years, I lost my brother, a first cousin, and the last two surviving relatives of my fathers generation as well as my childhood best friend. It is a sobering thought that aside from my sister, there is almost no one left who remembers me as a child. I am “only” 67. I wish now that I had spent more time gathering stories from these people before they were gone, and while their memories were intact. Cherish your visits and use them wisely; their stories will mean more to you than any other inherited possession.

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  8. Jen on the Edge
    May 18, 2014
    05/18/14
    7:14 pm

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    Jen on the Edge said...

    You know, I thought I recognized that beach. If it’s where I think it is, it’s one of my favorites and definitely my favorite in the SB area. I’m looking forward to seeing it again next month (as well as eating at La Super-rica), followed by a drive up the coast to your neck of the woods.

    I hope that you had a lovely visit with your mother and that your travels home were safe.

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  9. Patsy
    May 20, 2014
    05/20/14
    10:49 am

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    Patsy said...

    We go from I-have-to-visit-my-parents to I-wish-I-could-visit-my-parents so quickly, it seems.

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