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My morning and duty

A friend of my parents has had a heart attack. She's married to the man who was my stepdad's boss for years.

I don't like hospitals, but there were other places I was needed this morning.

Mom does this much better than I do, although she isn't particularly close to either of them.

And Dad, well, Mom is still heading off to see him later today. There are days he doesn't know who she is, much less what she tells him.

I know this bit though, there's no getting around it. Ask any Southerner, there are Things That Must Be Done. Even for a son of the South who was born and raised in Arizona. You don't question, you just Do.

And it's very ritualized.

Posted: Tue - May 19, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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