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The visit

Even when your parents are elderly, sometimes there is a turn of events that takes your breath away. An essay by Maureen Heffer.
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You think you know. By the time your parents are elderly, you think you know who you're dealing with, what to expect, even if some of it is tough going. And then sometimes, there is a turn of events that takes your breath away.

Maureen Heffer's essay is called The Visit


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