An Artist, Photographer, Writer, Poet

Daily Archives: July 7, 2011

Day 06 – Something you hope you never have to do.
Difficult one.  
The “normal” motherly things that I don’t want to mention 
because I’m an ostrich and bury my head.
Sincerely, what I hope I never have to do
is become dependent on my children or grandchildren.
It is a burden I’ve seen great people crumble under health wise.
I’ve seen people age way beyond their years, ….
and relationships crumble.
I don’t want to cause them heart break as I age into the years of “matriarch”…
and THAT is NOW and in the present to the distant future
since my heredity on both sides is to live a looong time…
over 100 for many.
PS, to my blog:
I hope I never have to depend on my children or grandchildren for care, money or housing….
It's my observation that many people think about the personal care aspect, but not money or housing.  
As the baby boomers age, it will be a topic of conversation for sure, or at least I think so....
Aging is an expensive proposition for many...the unexpected expenses that the family provide for....
and the stress it causes for some.  Some multigenerational families thrive, others crumble or at least 
become very stressed dealing with current values and situations.
Making my list, checking it twice, and hoping for the best.

I thank everyone who has visited and read this post...

☮  ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine


My parents married in 1941, war time, my dad in uniform, my mom in a blue and white dress. i need to find a photo to put here, but this is in remembrance of their wedding day.


The process:

1941/not 60/70 years/ago

truth/time/flies/I am/67

Shock/so sure/60/not 70

Realized/my age/did math/sigh

War time/scary times/love wins

Married/fifty/ended suddenly/March 1992

Opposites attract/city girl/farmer guy

Music/Liberace/Frank/big bands/dancing


Six word Journal  7/6/2011

Imperfections/show/marriage/til death parted.