Mary Beth Griffith: Her ‘Gift’ Prepared Her

 Mary Beth Griffith: Her ‘Gift’ Prepared Her  If her name sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’re a member of the “Confidence for Caregivers” support group on Facebook. That’s where I met her. And because I’m always intrigued with people’s life stories, I asked Caregivers’ host/administrator and support coach, Cheryl Huto, which members might welcome an interview. […]

“Merda….Merda”

Merda…Merda… If one grew up in a mill town like West Warwick, Rhode Island, in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, he or she interacted with many nationalities since the Irish, Italians, Portuguese, French, English, Scots all came for jobs in the town’s 14 working factories and mills. As a resident of that town, I went […]

Caretakers: “Alz. Partners,” A Poem

“Essential Worker” We’re indispensable The necessary cog In a smooth-functioning machine Known as “the Caretaker Army” Our constant care Of loved ones Enables others To live care-lessly. We get no pay…no help Tho’ hours are long No days off Or vacation time. 16 million Americans? Provide 20 billion hours Of volunteer work each year To […]

I Write the Stories Of Heroes You Might Not Know

I Write of Heroes You might Not Know I’ve always been impressed with the folks who accomplish wonderful things, mostly out of the public view. As such, I determined to give these heroes a spotlight. My mission started years ago when I began writing about my career as Teacher–relating the funny, touching episodes, as well […]