I took time away from writing while Dad had another case of bronchial pneumonia and a few other concerns. But thanks to prayers, modern medicine, and diligent helpers he’s back on track. And so am I. We’ve had a lot of company lately. All three of my sisters and some of their kids and grandkids… Continue reading A Father’s Day Poem
It had been a long few days for some reason. Today I was excessively tired. Perhaps a combination of sleep deprivation, lack of exercise, allergies, lousy eating habits, classic caregiver side effects. Just not quite feeling up to snuff. So tonight I looked forward to crawling back into my bed, where I’d sort of been… Continue reading The Grace Notes
Desire, Believe and then Ponder “For it came to pass after I had desired to know the things that my father had seen, and believing that the Lord was able to make them known unto me, as I sat pondering in mine heart I was caught away in the Spirit of the Lord….And the Spirit… Continue reading Looking for an Answer?
Cue Rocky music Dad made it! I made it! WE made it! Today, March 16, 2016, sometime in the afternoon, Dad officially became the oldest member EVER of all his ancestors and equivalent relatives. He has surpassed his great-grandmother, Elizabeth Bullard Hyde’s, record of 101 and 53 days and he’s still going strong. Because I… Continue reading We Are the Champions of the World
“And dip it in a dream? Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream…” I knew it! I just knew it– the secret to a long life based on my non-scientific study of my dad and proven by Israel Kristal. Not only is he truly one of a kind and simply amazing for being… Continue reading “Who Can Take Tomorrow…”
Tonight’s words of wisdom from Dad: “Good news! I just urinated!” Ok, now, putting it into context, this was stated as I transferred Dad from his recliner to his walker to his wheelchair on the way to his bedroom, which then involves a changing of the guard…as in double Depends. He is always very happy… Continue reading I Guess That Depends
or How Will You Be Remembered? Last night I told Dad it would shortly be his 25th 29th of February. We started talking about this little bonus day that every 4 years allows women to ask men to marry them. (No comments from outraged uber feminists, please. My dad is 101. Go with it.) The… Continue reading Leap Year 2016