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January 27th, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

I found this email in my mom’s “Drafts” folder. It’s an email she never sent to me, from late January of 2010: David, We/I only have until February 2 to declare whether I stay in this unit or try to find a smaller place to live in. I honestly don’t think that I can move […]

Visit with Andrew Garver
January 26th, 2010 @ 7:55 am

I still have access to mom’s old Yahoo! email account. In her “drafts” folder I found an email written to me but never sent:   From: Gagne, Kathleen <> To: Gagne, David Subject: Visit with Andrew Garver Sent: January 26, 2010 10:55 AM Dear David, I need you to put some money on one of […]

There Were Good Times, Too
January 23rd, 2010 @ 12:29 pm

September 9, 2012: I finally managed to get into my mom’s Yahoo! mail account. I had tried to get into it a few days after she died, but I got a message telling me that because she hadn’t authenticated in over four months, her account had been purged. I tried again tonight just for the […]

Free Health Care Counselling
January 20th, 2010 @ 10:13 am

This is the last email I received from my mom: Dear David, I personally contacted a representative at Daytona Beach State College asking if I could get free counselling. She advised me that I was not eligible for free counselling because I am not a student at the college. I then contacted Embry-Riddle University and […]

Getting Help
January 19th, 2010 @ 10:40 am

I received this email from my mom. It is one of the last times she emailed me: Dear David, I was up early today. I went to the UCF campus and spoke with a woman who was going to contact a psychologist, Dr. Faughty, who might be able to help me with some of my […]

January 14th, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

At the beginning of 2010 I sent this email to my mom: Mom, I still don’t know if you’re receiving emails from me, but I will keep sending them just the same… From the New York Times: In a 2006 study of people aged 60 to 79, those who were assigned to walk briskly three […]

Ford Motor Credit Payment Plan
January 13th, 2010 @ 9:43 am

In early January of 2010 I was doing my best to help manage mom’s finances from 3,000 miles away. I had online access to her Bank of America checking account and would sent payments on her behalf. She seemed to be physically fine when I talked to her on the phone — better than ever, […]

A Hard Email to Read
January 6th, 2010 @ 11:22 am

I just received the following email from my sister: Oh, I haven’t been able to figure out Mom’s mental deal. [name redacted] suggested it could be a thyroid thing which she says docs are discovering affects a lot of women, causing weight gain and depression, etc. Not all of it, but it could be part […]