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The awful scarf – Day 232

Few are more Irish than Aunt Peg. Except for me, she is the last of the McHughs, the baby of six kids and now 88 years old. Her mother and dad were both from Ireland — in fact Grandpa McHugh … Continue reading

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Aunt Tessie and the Contest Entry Form – Day 89

“I need you to do me a favor,” said Aunt Tessie. She held an envelope in her hand. A trip to the post office, I figured. Nothing to it. “Sure,” says me, with a soupcon of largesse. What a fool … Continue reading

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Who’s helping who? – Day 51

It’s my aunt’s 84th birthday, and I wanted to make sure I called her before the day got too far along; I’d hate to get caught up in something else and forget later. I was a tiny bit worried when … Continue reading

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No Good Deed goes unpunished – Day 29

Oh, brother. Did I do a Good Deed or a Bad Deed today? This is an all-too familiar story – the question of how to begin caring for an older relative. My aunt is my Dad’s sister, the youngest of … Continue reading

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