We hear the words, "gun violence and mental illness" used together everyday. How often do we hear the words "love and mental illness" used together? In your memoir, love and mental illness are inextricable. C.M

Dede, as I’ve expressed before to you, I anxiously await each posting from your blog/book! You write with such skill, and not easy when it’s so personal, but your passion sprinkled with humor are the reasons that this is successful. The subject is so important — mental health is becoming more important to our country right now with all the school shootings. Keep it up girl!  Joan 

To read "My Diary" from the beginning, go to "Scenes from the Trenches" June 14, 2017, in the Archives on the right hand side of the blog page. To continue reading, scroll up in the archives from June 14, 2017, and click on each individual diary post. If you have difficulty, message or email me and I'll walk you through it. I didn't know, as I was writing, that I was capturing the last year of my son's life. His voice comes through loud and clear. For me, in these pages, he'll always be alive.

If you're reading and liking "A Mother's Diary," please let me know. I'm building a case for getting it published — one way or the other. Thanks. 

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April 7, 2018 - April 20, 2018: 96th Birthday * Yay for Our Team * Let the Celebration Begin * Thelma and Louise * On the Road Again * Hell-o-oh * 70th Birthday Party * A Wonderful Adventure * The Tree Guy * Easter

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Pat and me in 1969

Pat and me in 1969