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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 […]

If Only It Were That Easy!!

From the Archives 2009: I am not a computer person; at all. But a couple of years ago I went all out and bought a nice HP computer with lots of migs and gigs and rams. My favorite part is the flat screen monitor. It leaves so much more room for crap on my desk. My […]

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.  […]

Six Dads

It's hard to believe that Dad has been gone for almost 6 months.  Being a full time caregiver for seven years consumed my thoughts, my time, and my heart. I miss it.  It sounds strange to say after all those days when I wanted to run away and join the circus! I just started school […]

Most of all, We Laughed

My Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep on Easter Sunday. Luckily, I gave him his overflowing chocolate basket one day early. We had a great seven years together, and Alzheimer's never defined him, crippled him, or made him suffer. He only remembered the good times, a lesson I have learned from him. Please go back […]

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