Death And Dying

Marion on February 20, 2010

Spring 2004, they told him the cancer was back, hiding in places it hadn’t been before. Inoperable but treatable, the doctor said. “No, thanks,” he replied. “I’m eighty-six. I’m not looking to draw things out.” Three to six months without chemo, he was told. Nine months later, winter 2005, despite the prognosis, he had only […]

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Marion on June 7, 2009

Jack’s car was not exactly pampered, having a maintenance schedule that consisted of an oil change prior to inspection every August. Most of the time, the 1990 Taurus remained in the heated garage below and in back of the tidy two-family house in Queens — its only companion the Volvo kept lovingly by the garage […]

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