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BEGINS THE NIGHT MUSIC: A Dementia Caregiver's Journal “I forgot how to use the microwave,” said Emma one evening in 2005. Emma was beautiful, petite and feminine, loved travel, entertaining and humor. Multi-talented, she played the piano and electronic organ and was an accomplished watercolorist. She raised toy poodles, one of them becoming a champion. She loved hosting dinner parties and lon... read more
TO WHAT GREEN ALTAR: Emma, my mother, was a sweet, beautiful woman, accomplished at many things. Then, at 90, she got dementia, and I became her sole caregiver: I lit the candle on the deck of our little boat and together we sailed down the dark stream. Seven years later, just after Christmas, our little boat met a sharp bend, and there we encountered the rapids. Emma became agitated. One nigh... read more
A charming tool for Readers Theater entertainment or classroom education. The Readers Theater passages from four of Jane Austen’s novels – Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion – selected for these readings illuminate the author’s mastery of form, keen observation of human nature and cultural irony, her delightful wit, sharp dialogue and vivid description. Not only will th... read more
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