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Thursday, 14 July 2016
They Left Us Everything (A Memoir) by Plum Johnson
Posted by Marilyn Thiessen
After 20 years of caring for her aging parents, especially
her Mother, Plum must come to terms with losing them. During the caring years she felt resentful
many times at the amount of commitment this entailed. She moves in to the massive family home on Lake Ontario and together
with her brothers she begins the task of emptying it. In the beginning Plum is sure that the
process will only take six weeks, but as that time draws near she realizes that
she isn’t ready to let go. The family
learns so much about their parents that they were unaware of. Plum really begins to understand the many
traits of her Mother’s personality and events from her earlier years begin to
This is a memorable, insightful read for anyone that is
currently in this situation or has been there in the past or if perhaps you are
in the latter years of caring for aging parents. Recommended.