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Parental Journal 97 from Planet Elderly – There’s a Sadness Settling In

January 8, 2018 afternoon Mom has been at her assisted living memory care community for almost 10 months now.  I am so fortunate that, although difficult in the first few months, she acclimated better than I thought.  I owe a … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 76 from Planet Elderly – With Apologies to Frank Sinatra

Thursday, September 8, 2016 – afternoon Just like Sinatra, Mom wants to do things her way, but for how long can we keep the current arrangement afloat? We have a schedule where neighbor Kevin takes Mom to see Dad four … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 74 from Planet Elderly – Happy 90th Birthday, Mom! No More Driving

  Saturday, August 13, 2016 – afternoon Tomorrow I drive back to Grayslake, Illinois to spend some time with Mom and visit Dad.  Mom turns 90 on August 16.  Rather than feeling dread, I feel resolute.  I’ve done a lot … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 70 from Planet Elderly – Anger, Confusion and Root Beer Floats

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – mid-morning The past couple days have been a roller coaster of emotions again—for both of us.  Pretty normal for families in our situation.                I Resigned from Project Driver’s License Mom failed her third attempt last … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 69 from Planet Elderly – Second Attempt to Pass the Driving Test

Thursday, July 7, 2016 – late morning As I type, I’m waiting for Mom and Kevin to return from her second attempt to pass the driving test.  I’m nervous. She and Kevin attempted to do this yesterday, but the line … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 67 from Planet Elderly – Driving Test: One Attempt Down, Two to Go

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 – evening Mom failed the driving test today.  (Yea!)   She plans to return tomorrow to retake it. (Groan) We visited Dad in the morning and had an 11:30 a.m. appointment to pick up her new driving … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 64 from Planet Elderly – Packing for the Next Trip: Dad’s 94th Birthday

Saturday, June 25, 2016  evening Tomorrow I head back up to Grayslake to spend some time with Mom and visit Dad.  This is expected to be a short visit.  Dad turns 94 July 1, so we’ll celebrate a bit with … Continue reading

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