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Parental Journal 40 from Planet Elderly: Pastries and Purging Papers

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – 3:30 p.m. Quite a contrast in Dad between yesterday and today.  Yesterday he was still in comedian mode.  Today he was rather sleepy and didn’t say too much. On the way to yesterday’s visit, Mom … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 15 from Planet Elderly: Confused Thoughts, Failed Filing System, and Old Bourbon

June 30, 2015  afternoon This two-week visit is coming to an end.  Dad’s birthday is tomorrow and I return to MO on Thurs. July 2.  My next scheduled visit is Aug. 13 – 20 for Mom’s birthday on the 16th…unless … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 10 from Planet Elderly: Some Days Are Like Walking on Eggshells

Parental Journal 10 Fri. April 17, 2015 5 a.m. After a few good nights’ sleep, I woke at 2…finally came downstairs and made some coffee around 3:30. What woke me up was the realization that I think I missed my … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 07 from Planet Elderly: Wearing Out My Welcome

Parental Journal 07 April 6, 2015 I think I’m kind of wearing out my welcome. On one hand, Mom is extremely grateful I’m here helping to organize paperwork, help advocate, keep her on track, do a little cooking, etc. On … Continue reading

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