Category Archives: 2011

December 26, 2011 #2–Christmas

It has been a couple of months since I’ve posted.  Not because I meant to “be absent,” but more that things seemed to be up and down with such frequency I didn’t know what to say.  Still can’t be definitive … Continue reading

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December 26, 2011–long ago horror

For the last several weeks she has been referring to something that happened long ago.  Strong emotions have seemingly popped up out of nowhere: “They wouldn’t put up a warning, even though the neighbors had complained for years!”  (said with … Continue reading

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Oct. 31, 2011–more memory lapses

All is going fairly well.  I took Mother to hear the Georgia Brass Ensemble play on the 16th, and US Marine Band on the 26th.  She played trumpet in high school, and has always loved brass bands.  The Marine Band … Continue reading

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Oct. 13, 2011–“Aunt Esther”

I just returned from a quick visit to Olmsted Falls to attend my 50th high school class reunion.  My grandmother was the youngest of five sisters:  Lillian, Alma, Emma, Anna, and Ruth.  Mother is the last of the children of … Continue reading

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Sept. 25, 2011–gospel music/picnic

There was a free gospel music concert advertised all week–not my cup of tea, but the price was right!  I took Mother and another lady from WP.  I thought the singer was awful, but Pauline really got into it.  I … Continue reading

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Sept. 18, 2011–lovely afternoon

Today was the first time in a week that I had seen her.  The staff said she has been “teary” for a couple of days–lonesome, I suspect.  Plus she knows I’m going to Ohio in October and she is sad … Continue reading

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August 25, 2011–hitting the bottle (!)

I had spent several hours today working on my patio in this awful heat.  Just had time for a quick shower before I picked her up for her appointment with the eye doctor. The waiting room was packed.  I finished … Continue reading

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