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One More Day

(by Phyllis Paul)

“So, Mom, you like Andrea Bocelli?

That question popped into my head, observing her smiling eyes as she listened to his velvety voice sing “Bésame Mucho.” It made me incredibly sad because I didn’t know the answer.

So many questions occurred to me as I sat in the nursing home, watching the effects of a broken hip and the dementia stealing my mother away from me.

Hooked up to a feeding tube, this amazing cook with a monstrous appetite