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Coming or Going?

From the Archives 2009 Dad woke up in his own bed this morning for the first time in eight days. We had a WONDERFUL time on vacation in Williamsburg, Virginia.  When Dad was getting ready for his shower this morning, he called out to me that he was out of boxers in his underwear drawer. "They […]

Best Year EVER

From the Archives 2010: Dad and I were discussing the fact that today is New Year's Eve. "I hope 2011 is a great year for us." I said. "This past year has been the best one I can remember." said my Dad with a smile. Well, that's certainly the truth! May all of you have […]

Best Christmas Present EVER

From the archives: Christmas 2010: My sister and brother-in-law are visiting from Atlanta and came over last night for an evening of pizza and board games and laughter. Dad felt great, and participated in most of the fun. Usually, when my sister visits, I have the pleasure of "surprising" Dad with the good news of […]

Best Christmas Present EVER

From the archives: Christmas 2010: My sister and brother-in-law are visiting from Atlanta and came over last night for an evening of pizza and board games and laughter. Dad felt great, and participated in most of the fun. Usually, when my sister visits, I have the pleasure of "surprising" Dad with the good news of […]

There’s a Pill for EVERYTHING!

From the Archives 2010: Dad  and I awakened today and were greeted by day eleven of his nasty cold.  Of course Dad thinks he is "coming down with something" every day when he wakes up, not remembering the last 10 days! When he got up this morning, he was coughing and blowing his nose.  He said […]

Livestrong

From the Archives 2009: Dad LOVES his new stationary bike. It is the easiest job in the world for me to get him to ride it.  I just tell him (the truth) that when his blood gets pumping it helps his heart and his memory. He rides for at least a half an hour per […]

Just the Chicken Sandwich

From the Archives 2009: My sister Susan took Dad to a fast food joint called Chick-Fil-A for dinner the other evening. There, in a large frame at the counter, was the sign.  It read, "We didn't invent the chicken, just the Chicken Sandwich" along with a date – 1946.  Well, unfortunately for the poor 16 year old […]

Exception to the Rule

From the Archives: June 2010 Dad is a pack-rat.  He has been as long as I can remember. When he moved in with me and we cleaned out his condo, we found mail, newspapers and magazines from the 1970s! I've recently noticed that he is "stashing" newspapers in his closet, dresser drawers and under his bed.  […]

Christmas Miracle!

My sister and brother-in-law are visiting from Atlanta and came over last night for an evening of pizza and board games. Dad felt good, and participated in most of the fun. Usually, when my sister visits, I have the pleasure of "surprising" Dad with the good news of her upcoming visit – every day. This […]

Shockingly Well

Dad has a defibrillator that delivers quite a jolt to his heart when it beats over 140 beats per minute. Cherie took him to the Electrophysiologist yesterday since he has had over thirty shocks during the last few months. Usually, the doctors will set the threshold to a higher BPM than 140 in order to spare […]

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