New post on Daughter on Duty:

“My mother wanted to leave the house on the hill and move to a retirement community in Olympia long ago, before my father had even thought about dying and leaving her alone. I guess she knew he would, though; she had the self-awareness to know she would have an easier time adjusting to a new community with him at her side. ‘They’ll have to carry me out of here in a box,’ was all I knew he said about it. And that is what happened.” Read more