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Category Archives: Death

The Thick and The Thin

I have lived the last week with my eyes and my hands. My eyes and the hands of others. My hands holding the hands of others. In silence and in noise.

Posted in Death, Friends | 9 Comments

Motherhood & Game of Thrones

I want to believe that if a hater comes to end my life or the lives of those I love, it will be like the distant past – like ‘Game of Thrones’. I want to believe that I will see them coming.

Posted in Children, Death, Family, Motherhood | 8 Comments

Forever Haunted

I will forever be haunted by this photo of garment factory workers in Bangladesh. I had an early hand in their death.

Posted in Death, Fashion | 10 Comments

A Prime Minister, a Secretary of State and a Retailer Walk Into a Bar

I have had mixed emotions since learning of Margaret Thatcher’s death.

Posted in Death, Historical Figures | 7 Comments

Health and the Human Heart

Yesterday I walked into Truman Hospital for the first time in 16 years – since the night my youngest sister died with dignity in their care. I haven’t been ignoring the place. I just haven’t had a reason to stop in.

Posted in Art, Death, Family, Health, Memories | 24 Comments

Packing It All Away

I was packing the last two boxes of holiday decorations. I save the packing of the ornaments for last. They usually come off the trees on a Sunday, migrate to the dining room table for removal of the hooks, and, a few days later, I start putting them back into the tissue paper they hailed from just a month and a half before.

Posted in Children, Collections, Death, Decorating, Family, Holidays, Memories, Seasons | 5 Comments

Power of Transference

I have never been one for morbid sensibilities. I don’t dwell in sadness, nor do I dabble in unwholesome thoughts. I am not gloomy.

Posted in Cancer, Death, Family, Friends, Health, Memories | 3 Comments

Heart of a Champion

Today we learned that one of our amazing artists – Lori Hale – passed.

Posted in Art, Cancer, Clothing, Death, Friends, Memories | 1 Comment

In Passing

Years ago I went to a funeral. The gentleman we were celebrating that day was someone I didn’t really know very well, and not too personally.

Posted in Death, Friends, Memories, Philanthropy, Relationships | 1 Comment

Goodbye Sweet Emma

Last night we said goodbye to sweet Emma. She passed peacefully surrounded by family with her head on my lap and my daughter’s arms wrapped around her. The room was full of our loving family. I am heartbroken today. So is my daughter.

Posted in Children, Death, Family, Friends, Memories, Motherhood, Pets, Relationships | 23 Comments