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Life Lessons Learned from my Parents

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This article first appeared on Doing Life Together.

Mom and Dad

My parents on their wedding day, 1951.

Mom passed away in 2004, Dad in 2013. I miss them every day.

In this season between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, I would like to honor my parents by enumerating the ways they made me what I am.

My parents taught me:

To work hard. Whatever chores they assigned me, I was expected to do them well, without complaining, and be happy that I was contributing to my family. (I often disappointed them by not complying with the no complaining and happiness stipulations.) My father worked long hours and sometimes worked a second job to support our family. He worked so hard at his baking job that he eventually became a partner in the business.

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Writing 101 Days 1 and 2

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I’m taking Writing 101: A Poem a Day through WordPress Blogging U. Today should be Day 3, but I’m just getting around to the first two assignments. Hopefully I’ll eventually catch up.

I’m a horrible poet—which is why I wanted to take this challenge. Maybe I can improve with practice.Typing on laptop DeathtoStock

I thought I’d start with haiku, since I find the form delightful, yet challenging.

Magic

disparate pieces

some assembly required

come together whole

Reflections

Should I have done it?

I wish I hadn’t done it.

Sorrow and regret.