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Awash in grief

SNAP says Borax makes an effective--and earth friendly--laundry detergent. As your washing machine fills with water, add a half cup of Borax and a half cup of
SNAP says Borax makes an effective--and earth friendly--laundry detergent. As your washing machine fills with water, add a half cup of Borax and a half cup of "washing soda" (both available in the laundry aisle), then add your clothes.

Our relationship lasted almost 26 years. Reliable, always willing, a tacit understanding of our roles.  We were together over all the holidays, birthdays and sometimes the relationship required lots of attention or relied on the simple rhythm of daily life.

Suddenly, the relationship is over. I had no illusions: “nothing gold stays forever,” says Robert Frost.  And so, tomorrow I will have to say good-bye.  After 26 years, my performed-perfectly Maytag washing machine…has died.

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Spokesman-Review features writer Rebecca Nappi, along with writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., discuss here issues facing aging boomers, seniors and those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and other forms of loss.





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