Tag Archives: Loss of Father

Book Review: “The Fatherless Daughter Project: Understanding Our Losses and Reclaiming Our Lives”

A book for women who have lost their fathers due to death, divorce, neglect or abandonment

Building on interviews with more than 5,000 women who have lost their fathers due to death, divorce, neglect or abandonment, authors Denna Babul, R.N., and Karin Luise, Ph.D. examine the effects of that very particular loss in their moving book … Continue reading

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Close to Her Heart: One Daughter Wears Her Late Parents’ Wedding Rings in Their Memory

College student Lauren Lage-McAdams remembers her parents—who died within five months of each other—by wearing a necklace with both of their wedding rings on it

We all have different ways of commemorating our lost loved ones. Some people wear ashes, while others keep trinkets on themselves of the hair of their lost loved ones.  While some might find it comforting to carry the physical remnants of … Continue reading

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Funeral Music: “Today’s The Day” by Lucy Kaplansky

A lovely funeral tribute song honoring the love between a daughter and her dying father

In 2007, singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky released a sweet and reflective song called “Today’s the Day.” This song serves as a lovely funeral tribute for Kaplansky’s father, famous mathematician Irving Kaplansky, who had died the year before, after living a long … Continue reading

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 Film Review: Elizabethtown

“Deep, beautiful, meloncholy of everything that happened” Claire Colburn

Films are exits from reality. They allow you to escape into your own fantasy—but they can offer more than just that. Films are a way of broadening our perspectives and of learning things that we have yet to experience. Without … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri

Sensitive, honest portrayal of loss in the story of the Ganguli family

The family saga is a tried-and-true literary genre, one that usually follows a central clan as they grow, marry, have children, age and eventually die. There’s a certain rhythm to these types of stories — unlike so many other novels, … Continue reading

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