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Pat Garcia
Germany
Being an American living in Europe is interesting. It was one of my dreams, and I am happy to be living it. I am a writer and singer from the heart and enjoy losing myself in my music or my writing. Living in Germany, I speak German fluently, am very good at writing and reading in the language. I am presently learning how to speak Italian, which is also helping me to recall the French language that I learned at the university. I am a voracious reader of books written in English, German, and Italian, regardless of whether the books are fiction or non fiction.
Interests: Reading, writing, singing, learning new technology, playing my piano, playing chess and running.
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“Ha, ha, ha,” Eula said and opened the Alabaster box. Five beautifully colored alabaster eggs laid loosely within. She shook her head totally perplexed. Why did her aunt send her five beautifully colored alabaster eggs? Picking one up Eula noticed that it had an incision all around the middle. Taking the egg in her hand, she lifted the top part of the egg. Eula’s eyes widened. She turned to Francesco. “This is amazing,” she mumbled. “Where did she get the money?” Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Thinking It Over
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Emma Lou researched the life span of Spinsters and found that spinsters didn’t have much longevity. Startled she set out to change that by reaching her next decade. In twenty-eight days, I’ll be sixty. Yippee! Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at Thinking It Over
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Happy New Year, DG! I am sorry that it has taken me so long to respond to you. I wanted to reply earlier but things that had to be done for my husband took priority over the things I wanted to do. As one caregiver to another caregiver, I know you understand that. I too wish you an awesome 2019. I wish you peace and hope, and I wish you the time you need to regenerate, even if it is only for a few hours. We caregivers need that. All the best. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Happy New Year, Christopher. Thank you so much for reading my Flash Fiction and sharing your reaction to it. I wish you a great start in the New Year. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Happy New Year, Roland! Thank you for reading my story and I am sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you. As a caregiver to my husband, sometimes I had to put things aside until I have enough time. Wishing you a great start in the New Year. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Rebecca. I wonder where the mind goes also, and I sometimes ponder over how quick the changes take place in an individual who is experiencing dementia. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Susan Swiderski. Stop wondering. Yes, I have experienced this particular heartbreak myself and with two people that I dearly care. One of them has passed over. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Susan. What can i say but just thank you for being you. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Bernadette. Staying for some more time is not healthy for a person with dementia or for the caregiver either. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Kalpana. Yes, it is tragic but it shows the strength and love that a person who has unwillingly and unexpectantly been turned into caregiver brings forth in a relationship. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Michelle. Yes, it is sad but I am so happy that you saw the beauty. That's what I was aiming for. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Pat H. I am happy that you liked the ending. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Lucille. You've been reading what I write for a long, long, time. It's good to have you in my corner. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Denise. You can't imagine what your words mean to me. I'd been working on this story since I knew I was planning to participate in the December WEP. It is a story that lies close to my heart. Happy Hanukkah! Aleichem Shalom! my friend and stay safe.
Thank you, Toi. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too. Dee-Bay tries to bring him back to the very end. I believe in some ways that a caregiver who is deeply involves does something like that even though she may be hurting. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Ann. As an editor yourself, it makes me happy to hear you say that I'e captured the love of someone who has lost a loved one with dementia. I wanted to capture the love, the loss, the hope, and the faith of the person left behind. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you Nilanjan Bose. Yes, I think caregivers are the best bunch of people in the world. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Olga. it is sad but I'm glad that the beauty came out. That's what I was aiming for. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Lee. So true. There's nothing more evocative than someone dealing with dementia. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Jemi Fraser. It is heartbreaking to watch what happens to a person who has dementia. Wishing you and your family all the best as you care for your Loved One. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you so much Lisa. Yes, it is a real story that most people can't imagine unless it happens to them. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Yolanda. Yes indeed, love goes on and so does existence. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Jemima Pett. That the story is uplifting means a lot to me. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you. I do think that caregivers are our unsung heroes. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Elephants Child. I too wish your Christmas and the year to come are filled with love and kindness. Shalom aleichem, Pat G