Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lousy time of year

Well, it is the middle of summer in New Zealand, except I am in Duluth, MN. It is sort of a lousy time of year. Next week Jan 28, it will be 32 years since my father died and then my mother's birthday as well as anniversary of her death are in early March.
Thanks to my buddy, gem of a human being that he is Joe P, down in sunny, I guess rainy California, for posting a picture of her. I found another blog through him Mary over on Lake Ontario, who is also living with Alzheimer's.
Awesome people.
Actually today I realized it is 27 years since my grandmother, my mother's mother, my "Nana" died. It just never ends this time of year.
She lived to be 86, no Alzheimer's, sadly she saw her only daughter, my mother, get the disease. It is not really supposed to happen that way, is it?


Anonymous said...

Thanks for your blog, doc. It keeps me company as I watch and help my father decline.
- Margaret

karen said...

I am so sorry. This time of the year is hard on a lot of people.I think we are all ready for spring. For some reason this winter has been long and hard. Keep writing you teach me so much.

The Art of Gwen - Gwen Duda's Fine Art Studio said...

Just came across your blog tonight. Thank you for writing it.

I knew a woman who lost all of her four children to cancer. She buried each and every one of them.

No, no it sure feels wrong, that the parent outlives the child or has to sit helplessly by while they become more and more ill with a devastating disease.

My mother has Alzheimer's and you are so right, that people would rather say dementia than Alzheimer's. It's like the great "must never be spoken lest you curse all those whose ears receive it".

Talking about the book with the Lake Superior wind....... a calm day