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Nursing2015

September 2007, Volume 37 Number 9 , p 7 - 7 [FREE]

Author

  • BETHANY ST. ANDREW RN, BSN

Abstract

 

I was particularly moved by "The Farewell Party: To Life!!" (June 2007).* It brought back the 50th anniversary party I had for my parents. I held it 2 years early because my mother had metastatic breast cancer and my father had mild dementia. I sent out invitations and fudged their wedding date to have an announcement placed in the local paper. Nearly 300 family members and friends showed up, and it was a fantastic success, a wonderful party and a wonderful memory.

 

Not one person thought I was crazy for holding the event 2 years early, and I'm so glad I did. Since then, I've lost both my parents, but I can smile through my tears when I see the pictures of the happy smiling couple with their friends.

 

BETHANY ST. ANDREW, RN, BSN

 

Lincoln Park, Mich.

 

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I was particularly moved by "The Farewell Party: To Life!!" (June 2007).* It brought back the 50th anniversary party I had for my parents. I held it 2 years early because my mother had metastatic breast cancer and my father had mild dementia. I sent out invitations and fudged their wedding date to have an announcement placed in the local paper. Nearly 300 family members and friends showed up, and it was a fantastic success, a wonderful party and a wonderful memory.

Not one person thought I was crazy for holding the event 2 years early, and I'm so glad I did. Since then, I've lost both my parents, but I can smile through my tears when I see the pictures of the happy smiling couple with their friends.

BETHANY ST. ANDREW, RN, BSN

Lincoln Park, Mich.

*Individual subscribers can access this article free online at http://www.nursing2007.com[Context Link]

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