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Karen Gross
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Third Person at our RECOVERY TABLE is......
Back in December While on route in our mountain village to the grocery store for Alfred's' weekly stock run a car honked just as we drove by one of the lighted-up christmas sculptures, and Alfred called me an angel and I thought as caregiver it's nice to be...
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(11) New Steps in Recovery Conversations
I took Alfred out for Thanksgiving breakfast this year at Shatley Springs, and only once admonished him not to raise his voice and he was able to adhere to my request. He ordered the number three with ham, eggs, biscuits, and coffee. This year I reminded my...
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(10) Words of Wisdom
When I made a follow up phone call to the social worker about her visit, she admitted to me that the forced psychological and social evaluation necessary to put Alfred on services which he claims he does not want, would be so stressful for him that it would...
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Opening of Ashe County Arts TREE FEST!

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Trust and the Second Big Clean Up, November 2015
It was a heartbreaking time after our mother's passing in 2010, both us siblings feeling deep loss, a combination of endings and beginnings, Alfred responding by throwing much of the contents of his cabin down a ravine out the back of his cabin, and me fall...
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(8) DSS Returned Today
Nov 17, 2015: They went directly over to Alfred's house this time, and I saw them on Alfred's porch and heard Alfred yelling, so I opened a window in the pantry so I could hear what was being said.  Alfred was yelling at them, he has a master's degree, he i...
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(7) DSS Assessment continued, part 2
Then she asked me about the budget and I was ready. Extra money for Alfred went for his gas to town, heat for his cabin, and occasional meals out. In 1997 mom discovered that she had to give a small inheritance of under 2,000 from Alfred's grandmother to a ...
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(6) DSS CAME LAST WEEK, part one
On a sunny day last week I heard a car's engine huffing to get up the driveway, looking over the deck and down at the road I saw a four door vehicle backing up to reposition itself for more traction to get up the hill and I knew right away that whoever was ...
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More on The Big Clean Up Then, 2011
In 2011 besides removing debris from the ravine behind Alfred's cabin, the inside of his cabin would need some attention too, however this would have to be done clandestinely so once again I employed Richard and Robert to clean for a day. Richard from my ch...
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