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Parental Journal 93 from Planet Elderly – Mom’s House Is Empty Now

Thursday, September 30, 2017 – afternoon I spent most of the week of September 11 in Grayslake, Illinois emptying Mom’s townhouse and getting it ready to put on the market.  It was one of the most difficult weeks of my … Continue reading

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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 78 from Planet Elderly – Dementia and Grief

Monday, October 3, 2016 – very early morning It’s been ten days since Dad died and the most painful part is to witness Mom struggling with her grief. Vigil Time Mom and I sat with Dad who had become bedridden. … 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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