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Love Them Gently Into the Golden Years

Written and released originally by recording artist, Otis Redding, Respect became the signature and hit for R&B singer, Aretha Franklin.

R -E -S -P -E -C -T .  1,109 more words


What They Don't Tell You About Getting Older

This is a big weekend in the Hobbs House. It always has been really. You see this Saturday is my Father-in-law’s birthday and Monday is my Mom’s. 585 more words

The Last Summer With Peg

May 17, 2014

Each Day a New Day

I walked into the home that was never my home, and I could sense today had not begun well.   2,880 more words

Aging Parents

Firsts Reversal

Reversed ‘Firsts’, that’s where we are in the progression of my parents Alzheimer’s.  Yesterday was a first for me with my dad…..often the firsts… 326 more words



the sound of scree,
white noise
of shock
of grief

of be-numbing bewilderment.
of the blank bleak wonder of

after i did my best. 103 more words


Tater Tots on Tuesday

Anyone who’s lived in the Midwest knows how brutal the winters can be. Dad’s doctor started recommending he spend the cold months in Tucson with my sister. 716 more words


TMI? If you would have asked me seven or eight years ago what I knew about Dementia/ Alzheimer’s, my reply would have been “Not much.”  Ask me the same question today and I might reply, “More than I ever wanted to know.”  (A lot of what I know, I’ve learned with OJT (on the job training).   125 more words