Monthly Archives: December 2006

Full Circle

It’s strange how life can travel in full circles. The years roll past and what once was is now reversed. When I was growing up my grandparents had a camper in a summer RV camp in Pennsylvania. For a few … Continue reading

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Increasing Bathroom Troubles

Trouble increases with every aspect of life, but Grandpa’s bathroom difficulities in particular catch ones’ attention. We are seeing glimpses now of where Grandpa is going with his bathroom troubles. His worst moments are still just that–occasional worst moments. But … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Christmas Day

Grandma and Grandpa were invited out for a midday Christmas meal at my Uncle Kevin’s. Arlan and I took them down for the visit. It was a pleasant visit, especially since Kevin and Ruth’s two kids can play musical instruments … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of It All

Absurd: “Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and flatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous;” Sometimes life in general strikes me as absurd. And I find the absurd funny, most … Continue reading

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Grandpa Today

Today was a bad day for Grandpa. Somehow, I had some inkling before lunch–maybe it was the fact that he couldn’t find his clothes to get dressed when he got up in the morning–but by lunch it was quite evident. … Continue reading

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Family and Traveling

Grandpa was never much of a traveler, but before (and before is always “before Alzhiemer’s) he would visit his brothers and sisters and children with, if not great frequency, at least steady consistency. That is gone now. He is rapidly … Continue reading

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