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Everyone has a story. About losing someone close. About what it was like to have the conversation. About not talking about wishes until it was too late.

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Lyle and Lori- A Journey in Eldercare

By Lori
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"Each generation seems to be more open to discussion. Perhaps from their experience with their own parents."

I wish I had the conversation with my parent .


By Kathleen
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I told my daughter that I wished to be cremated & have my ashes sprinkled on the beach from a convertable. I gave her the account numbers of my assets. I told her I wanted...

I had the conversation with my child .

I turned around and was 55 and my dad was gone

By Wayne
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It started one little hint at a time… Wayne Merry Like, “Thank you SIR.” Or, not having to show my I.D. when purchasing wine. Even worse: “Do you want a seniors discount today … SIR?”...

I wish I had the conversation with my partner .

Take time to plan–your loved ones will thank you

By Mary
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Mom’s voice came over the phone last December (2011), saying the words that no child, regardless of age, can truly be prepared for: “I have some bad news for us. Dad died this morning of...

I wish I had the conversation .

The best gift

By Lisa
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The best gift our mother gave us was organizing her affairs. She died at 85 of several serious end-stage conditions, but none of it was tragic or traumatic at the end. Watching her slip away...

I had the conversation with my parent .

27 and prepared

By Lindsay
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November 12th is my 28th birthday. As I inch closer to 30, my friends like to joke around that I’d better get ready to settle down. “When are you getting married? When will you buy...

I had the conversation with my parent .