One of the games we still play around this house is “Remember when?” which usually involves a sentence that includes “…Mom did/said…” This little game often keeps us laughing over and over again. It doesn’t matter what the memory is, 3 1/2 years later many of the stories involving her Lewy Bodies are pretty entertaining.… Continue reading Questions I Can’t Answer
About 10-15 years ago, my sister, Sandy, was rummaging through our mom’s cedar chest. She came across some letters written by Mom to Dad right after they were engaged. In other words, the week after they met. When Sandy started to read them, Mom got really upset, told her they were personal, and took them… Continue reading 1947 – A Love Letter
It’s 10 p.m. Early for this household. But I’m a little grouchy and sleep-deprived from staying up late too many nights and getting up too many times in the middle of the night to attend to my dad and his TV habits. And my mouth hurts from 2 hours in the dental chair. So I… Continue reading “My mind is a blank, an absolute blank”
I Know. Determined to help Dad achieve the “World Record of Oldest Descendant of Any Previous Known Ancestor” (WRODAPKA) I had to fine tune my knowledge of my great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Howe Bullard Hyde. Taking to FamilySearch.org I reconfirmed that she lived from Oct 2, 1813 to November 24, 1914 and died at 3p.m. (MST) due… Continue reading You Know We’re Both Crazy!
Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this morning. The announcer from the top hat-wearing Groundhog Day Inner Circle shouted “Take your jackets off!” Spring is on it’s way. But according to USA Today using Phil for weather prediction is as predictably unpredictable as coin-flipping. In the last 28 years Phil has been “right 13 times… Continue reading Groundhog Day and God
Can you spot the problem in this photo? I saw this ad in my dad’s “Military Officer” magazine for a place called Patriots Colony, a LifeCare community exclusively for retired military officers and retired federal civil employees and their spouses. I found the photo manipulative in the implication that you can be young and hip here… Continue reading Senior Selfies? Don’t Let Tech Pass You By
A few days ago I mentioned Dad wanting a Sleep Number mattress for his birthday. Recap: When I discussed the economic implications of it he asked if he could have a pedicure instead. I promised him that when his sons arrived to celebrate his birthday I’d have them go with him to get it. That… Continue reading What Do You Give an Old Man?