Category: Elderly

Personal hygiene, Vampire Hunters and Real Friends…and don’t forget the Marx Brothers

Vlad was supposed to come through with a Vampire Diary post today but I couldn’t find him. I’m sure he forgot to charge his phone or got lost somewhere. So anyway, I’m posting this fine tale (and it is ALL TRUE) from 2013. Personal hygiene,… Continue Reading “Personal hygiene, Vampire Hunters and Real Friends…and don’t forget the Marx Brothers”

Taking Care of Our Elders: A Place Between The Night and the Day

Now is a time we all need to take special care with our elders/seniors and others who need extra help.  I am running a Taking Care of Our Elders Marathon. These stories are about my elders Eleora and Tellias, but I know many of… Continue Reading “Taking Care of Our Elders: A Place Between The Night and the Day”

A Late Night Walk Along The Highway

I answered the phone. “Juliette, come quick, come quick.” “What is it?” “Meet me at the hospital. The UC Med Center downtown. In the emer-gin-see.” “Tellias, what…” The phone went dead. That call would be disturbing for anyone, but if you’re a Vampire it… Continue Reading “A Late Night Walk Along The Highway”

Vintage Halloween (with Vampires and Wolfhounds)

A large wreath on the front door was made of faded and cracked plastic flowers. You know, those plastic flowers that were sold in the Five and Dime stores in the 1960’s. Faded ribbons and bows hung in odd gray pastel tones. Without even… Continue Reading “Vintage Halloween (with Vampires and Wolfhounds)”

Frogs, Love, and Hell

I believe I’ve used the frog story before, but I shall tell it again. Put a cold cast iron skillet on a cold burner on your stove. Gas works best. Place a large, live, cold blooded frog in the center of the skillet. Use… Continue Reading “Frogs, Love, and Hell”

Rats in the Recycle – Taking Care of Our Elders.

They danced around me, twirling, lightly kissing my face and taking my hands and twirling me around, then twirling each other. Their voices were light like tissue paper in lightly brushing against more tissue paper. Corny description but that is what it is like… Continue Reading “Rats in the Recycle – Taking Care of Our Elders.”

Silent Nights – Don’t forgot those who are easily forgotten

I made it out to the farmhouse, just outside of town. The lights were off but I knew they were at home. Sometimes they forget to turn the lights on. Sometimes the heat. The place smells of moth balls, dust and garbage that should… Continue Reading “Silent Nights – Don’t forgot those who are easily forgotten”

An alternate universe of memories

Even Vampires have members of “the sandwich generation.” We are those who take care of both our young and the ancient members of our families. We go between cultures and centuries, trying to keep up with the needs of all. It can be both… Continue Reading “An alternate universe of memories”

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