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Parental Journal 83 from Planet Elderly – Tears, Bingo and Missing Curlers

Sunday, January 29, 2016 This time away from Mom is a bit of a test for us both.  Can she maintain comfort and safety living independently in the home she has shared with Dad for many years…with the help as … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 75 from Planet Elderly – Mom’s 90th Birthday Present to Herself: Passing Her Driving Test (Yipes!)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 – Evening What can I say?  The gal’s got guts.  After seven failed attempts previous to this visit, I took her to the motor vehicle place today thinking this would do it; this would convince her … 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 66 from Planet Elderly – Driver’s License Outcome Delayed, Physician Fired, Birthday Preparations

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – Evening Driver’s License Renewal Saga Yesterday morning Mom was tired.  “We don’t have to do anything special today, do we?” I reminded her of the driver’s exam. “I don’t want to take it today.” G.R.O.A.N. … Continue reading

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