A Mother's Last Best Lesson Index

This is the story of my mother's final illness - a time we shared for three months, day in and day out. Although it happened in 1992, it remains the most profound event in my life. I hope it is as uplifting for you as many readers say it has been for them.

Part 1: Green Bananas

Part 2: Gold

Part 3: Diapers

Part 4: Helpers and Hindrances

Part 5: Miracle Night

Part 6: Morphine Dreams

Part 7: "Help Me Die"

Part 8: 27 April 1992

Part 9: Police Procedures

Part 10: In Memoriam and Burial at Sea

Part 11: A Mother's Last Best Lesson

Part 12: Postscript: Joe and Barbara