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Bathing Trouble

Grandpa’s trouble with bathing has followed the same trajectory as the rest of his life since Alzheimer’s began affecting him: First he needed a little help, then he needed more, and finally he needed a lot. At this point we’ve … Continue reading

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Lunch Today

I decided to tell the story of lunch today, to give a snapshot of life . . . “Would you like some lunch?” I asked Grandpa after I came back from my bike ride. “Are you hungry?” “Are you hungry?” … Continue reading

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Better Days, Better Nights

There is an unfortunate tendency to dwell on disasters. It makes compelling reading, and often the disasters are the only thing which bestir us enough to write. As a result of this fact, my posts here have tended to be … Continue reading

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If Anyone Is Counting

About two months ago I wrote about a “poop disaster” which involved the living room carpet, and Grandpa walking through his own feces and generally making a mess of things. A charming, pleasant, story, if you recall. Today I have … Continue reading

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Catching Up

I word of explanation for the long silence, and this sudden flood of posts. Okay, so there actually isn’t a good excuse. Everything that I just dumped on Twilight I wrote at some time previously, and posted elsewhere and could … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Guitar

I wrote this 01/01/09. G . . . F . . . E . . . D . . . C . . . E . . . A . . . G. The notes slide down the scale, clear … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Birthday

This was written 12/31/08. Today is Grandpa’s birthday. He was born the last day of December 1927. Today he is 81 years old. Since today is his birthday, I will tell you the story of his actual birthday, 81 years … Continue reading

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A Little Sick

Note that this was originally written on 12/12/08. Holidays are a balancing act with Grandpa. There is always the ever-present thought that this one may be his last, and so there is the desire to have him where everyone can … Continue reading

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How to Clean Carpet

This was originally written 12/7/08. I was remiss in not posting this here earlier. We need to back up a bit for this story. The days of yester-year when I took Grandpa to the bathroom are now mostly behind us. … Continue reading

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Tractor Rides

Originally posted elsewhere on 11/20/08. Another trip down memory lane today . . . While I grew up Grandma and Grandpa lived in the country. They lived on the Pennsylvania-New York border, and to reach their house you had to … Continue reading

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The Indian and The Canoe

Originally posted elsewhere on 11/19/08. Posting here for you to read. Grandpa made things. I am sure growing up during the Great Depression taught him to be frugal, but making things was part of who he was. I think I … Continue reading

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