Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

Taking the opportunity to help a caregiver

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Boomer Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. Today has been “one of those days, ” a … Continue reading

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Birthday parties and funerals

“Presents don’t really mean much to me. I don’t want to sound mawkish, but – it was the realization that I have a great many people in my life who really love me, and who I really love.” – Gabriel Byrne … Continue reading

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Dear Daddy

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano Dear Dad Daddy, I am not sure when I graduated from calling you “Daddy,” but I assume sometime in grade school. … Continue reading

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On hope and rainbows

“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton This past Sunday brought an eclectic mix of weather. Warm sunshine and then a cloudy gust … Continue reading

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On being gentle and kind

“Life is fragile…handle with prayer.” – Harold B. Lee I believe I was about 13 years-old when my mother made an embroidery sampler using the above quote. It hung in a frame and I must’ve looked at that piece a … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from a wet paper

“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day.” – Wayne Gretzky Every morning, I talk to my dad and tell him how much I miss him. On Sundays, Thursdays and Fridays, … Continue reading

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A quick note to say thanks…

  Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness.  ~Author Unknown Just taking a quick moment to thank you all so very much for your support. As many of you know, I … Continue reading

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Playing in the sandbox

“I think when I was two years old in the sandbox. I think I formulated my basic philosophy there, and I haven’t really had to alter it very much ever since.” – Boyd Rice My oldest son has been out of … Continue reading

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Wrapped in a prayer

“Pray, and let God worry.”  — Martin Luther I absolutely love to knit, and though I’m still a beginner, it is something I really enjoy. I honestly don’t remember where I initially learned. Memory says my great-aunt taught me, but … Continue reading

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Forward Motion

A year ago at this time, we watched my Dad steadily decline, succumbing to the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. The good days were becoming good moments, and those moments were few and far between. Watching him go downhill was so difficult. … Continue reading

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