Visiting Aunt RoseAnn

Visiting RoseAnn in the land of In-between

Simultaneously sweet and strange

Overstuffed furniture, afghans, Comfortable and cheery.

Her eldest, widowed son’s home.


90-year-old Rose outlived sisters, brothers, her only daughter, and one of her sons.

Her home with too many steps and too much yard work is where she wants to be.

She lives in the anticipatory state.  “Take me home,” but her sons never do.

“Home” is real and metaphorical.  They aren’t ready to let go.



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