“Toward the Twilight With Heels Dug In”

When Editor Sarah Kucharski asked me for 1200 words about a journey, I couldn’t think of one more poignant than my mother’s: Toward the Twilight With Heels Dug In.

Not for a heartbeat do I think Mom’s experience is unusual nowadays, but that’s the point: Hers is the plight of far too many of our elderly.

My first draft was awful. But then it dawned on me [duh] to get out of the way and let Mom tell it. … The story wrote itself. I just took dictation.

Toward the Twilight With Heels Dug InSmoky Mountain Living, April/May 2013, pp. 12-13.

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