Navigating Two Very Different Losses

Two beloved parents, gone too soon.

“Keith and Donna,” oil painting by Susan Dutton.

My mom and my stepdad Keith loved to travel. It was their thing. They were so frugal in every other part of their lives — Mom would spend two hours making her grocery list and gathering coupons before every Saturday’s shopping; they both hated buying new clothes, and they drank the cheapest wine they could find; they used every appliance till…