Description : Just a few of the vitally important lessons in caring for your aging parent—and yourself—from Jane Gross in A Bittersweet Season As painful as the role reversal between parent and child may be for you, assume it is worse for your mother or father, so take care not to demean or humiliate them. Avoid hospitals and emergency rooms, as well as multiple relocations from home to assisted living facility to nursing home, since all can cause dramatic declines in physical and cognitive well-being among the aged. Do not accept the canard that no decent child sends a parent to a nursing home. Good nursing home care, which supports the entire family, can be vastly superior to the pretty trappings but thin staffing of assisted living or the solitude of being at home, even with round-the-clock help. Important Facts Every state has its own laws, eligibility standards, and licensing requirements for financial, legal, residential, and other matters that affect the elderly, including qualification for Medicare. Assume anything you understand in the state where your parents once lived no longer applies if they move. Many doctors will not accept new Medicare patients, nor are they legally required to do so, especially significant if a parent is moving a long distance to be near family in old age. An adult child with power of attorney can use a parent’s money for legitimate expenses and thus hasten the spend-down to Medicaid eligibility. In other words, you are doing your parent no favor—assuming he or she is likely to exhaust personal financial resources—by paying rent, stocking the refrigerator, buying clothes, or taking him or her to the hairdresser or barber.
Description : They met as carefree children, innocents who knew nothing of betrayal, deception, and the many traps of the human heart. Michael and Jannine were inseparable - or so they thought. But when World War II began and Michael?s father goes to war, his mother takes him to Seabright to wait until the war is over, and nothing would be the same between them. By the time their paths cross again, the world is no longer at war. Jannine is now engaged to Douglass, the sole grandchild of indomitable Idabelle Crawthers Hartford. As a new member of the aristocratic Hartford family, she can look forward to a life of comfort and safety, even as the demands of her heart tempt her to change her plans. The Hartfords are powerful, yet scandal has haunted them for years. When Thomas, Douglass?s father, defies his mother and marries Rebekah Gould of the local Jewish Society, he is quickly disinherited. The young lovers are cursed by scandal, and Rebekah dies before she can see their son, Douglass, grow into a man. Grief-stricken, Thomas takes Douglass home to his parents, but after a confrontation between his mother and Douglass, Thomas enrolls Douglass in a series of boarding schools, until Douglass enlists in World War II. Years later, as Jannine is about to marry Douglass, Michael returns to Crawthers Square. Jannine has a decision to make. Into all of the lives he touches is Marsh, an inveterate light bearer who teaches them all about the Season of the Flame.
Description : The first owner of the Santurce Crabbers, Pedrín Zorrilla, was a visionary, with many Negro League and big league contacts (he signed up Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella, Ray Dandridge and Leon Day in the first decade). Santurce was the most successful winter league team of the 1950s, with three Caribbean Series titles. Roberto Clemente, Rubén Gómez, Willie Mays, Willard Brown and Bob Thurman played for the Crabbers. Tom Lasorda used to pitch for them. Santurce set up working agreements with the Giants, Orioles, Dodgers and Astros, among other teams. Earl Weaver and Frank Robinson were team managers; several Hall of Famers were early-career Crabbers. Orlando Cepeda and Tony (Tany) Pérez played their entire winter league careers with Santurce.
Description : Season of Love Amy Morgan is determined not to let her injury affect her love for dance. Moving to the tiny town of Barrett's Mill, she takes over her aunt's dance studio and begins to organize a children's Christmas ballet recital. She just needs a little help from handsome lumberjack Jason Barrett. Charming and an all-around good guy, Jason volunteers to build the stage sets. Working together with the pretty ballerina forges a connection he never expected. But is Amy really ready to leave the limelight behind? It'll take a few dancing candy canes—and a whole lot of faith—to bring them together in joy and love. Barrett's Mill: In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a family legacy leads to love
Description : Three years ago, Kate rejected Edmund, Lord Shuttleworth's impassioned marriage proposal in no uncertain terms. Now he's back, and it's Kate's final season. She needs a straightforward, paper-only marriage, yet her feelings for Edmund are anything but straightforward! Shocked by Edmund's reappearance at a lavish house party, Kate flees to the private study to compose herself. But her self-control doesn't last for long…. Caught in a compromising situation, the man she can't possibly marry is suddenly announcing their betrothal to the ton!
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Description : Seasons of Bittersweet explores life in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. The book offers the reader wit and wisdom through everyday observations of simple pleasures. Included are essays about beloved pets, endearing characters, the beauty of the Blue Ridge and more. Gathered from the original Columns of MountainWonders.com the book provides engaging tales bridging one season to the next. Seasons of Bittersweet invites you to visit the Blue Ridge and stay awhile.
Description : The ultimate Vampire Diaries fan bible returns! With a foreword by co-creator Kevin Williamson, the fan-favorite Love You to Death series returns with an essential guide to the fifth season of The CW's hit show The Vampire Diaries. As the series hits its 100th-episode milestone, this companion delves headlong into the twists and turns of each episode, exploring the layers of rich history, supernatural mythology, historical and pop culture references, and the complexities of the show's memorable cast of characters. Add chapters on the making of the show, interviews with the people who bring Mystic Falls to life, and the intensely loyal audience that keeps it thriving, and you have a guide as compelling and addictive as the show itself.
Description : USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman's sweeping new novel brings to life a tale of courage, desire, and dangerous secrets--as an intrepid beauty discovers that love and trust are two sides of the same coin. . . Wyatt Grantham, Viscount Sheridan, is stunned to find three young boys at his door, demanding he right the wrongs of an incident that occurred earlier that evening when he thwarted a determined thief. When he discovers his wily pickpocket is a woman, now gravely injured, he takes his flame-haired attacker under his wing. Clearly, Sheridan's new "guest" is lady of quality. So how did she become a common street thief? He finds himself irresistibly drawn the to clever, cheeky Lily, and determined to unlock her mysteries. . . The five years since she left the care of the French convent have been a nightmare for Lily. Her secrets are dangerous--as is the powerful man determined to find her.The handsome Viscount is clearly a gentleman with secrets of his own, but staying with him could mean the difference between life and death for Lily. With each passing day, her handsome host turns Lily's convalescence into an increasingly sensual escape. Now her greatest challenge may be imagining anything less than a future in his arms. . .
Description : The heart of professional baseball, if not its roots, may be found in the American Midwest, especially in Missouri. In Seasons in the Sun, Roger D. Launius offers an excellent overview of the teams, pennant races, trials, and triumphs of the different major-league teams that have resided in the state over the years. Since 1876, when St. Louis became a charter member of the newly formed National League, there have also been other major-league franchises from less well known leagues in St. Louis. The St. Louis major-league baseball experience is not limited to the extraordinary success and fame of the Cardinals, who have won more World Series championships than any other National League team. St. Louis also claims the excellent but short-lived Brown Stockings, the city's first entry into the National League; the American League's Browns, who spent most of their existence in the first half of the twentieth century at the bottom of the standings; the virtually forgotten Terriers of the Federal League in 1914-1915; and the Maroons of the pre-twentieth-century National League.
Description : Jack Clooney is a twenty-something aspiring writer, who is in love with Allison Blake, the beautiful, adventurous woman who has captured his heart. One evening Allison goes out with her friends and doesn't come home until the next morning. Afterward she tells a heartbroken Jack that she needs space. Jack desperately wants Allison back, but he doesn't know how. He must decide whether he wants to be the man he's always yearned to be, or whether he should continue hanging out with his juvenile friends. Jack solicits the help of his happy-go-lucky brother Kevin, and best friend Annie, to try to win Allison's heart again. As all three friends become immersed in self-destructive mischief, Jack soon realizes that his chances redemption are quickly diminishing. Kevin's attention is diverted away from his quest for true love by plans for a Bigfoot-Sighting Party, and he tries to recruit someone crazy enough to dress up in a Bigfoot costume and scare the partygoers. Mad Season will take you on a twisting, turning, arms-in-the-air roller coaster ride through the insane life of Jack Clooney, who must deal with a loveable, very hairy, eight-foot Yeti who may be the only living thing who can help heal his broken heart.