Tag Archives: Lenoir Woods

Parental Journal 102 from Planet Elderly: Mom’s 93rd Birthday

August 22, 2019 – late afternoon On August 16, 2019 Mom turned 93.  Early that morning, I sent an email to pals announcing the occasion and what was planned: Lenoir will make her a small, beautiful cake (she ordered chocolate) … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 101 from Planet Elderly: Naming Mom’s Toilet and Other Realities of Dementia

Morning, June 17, 2019 For the past several months, Mom has been coasting along quite well in the Woods Central neighborhood of Lenoir Woods. Walker?  What Walker?  Mom is the only resident who does not use a wheelchair, although she … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 100 from Planet Elderly: Mom Was My Valentine and It Was the Best Valentine’s Day Ever

February 20, 2019 The planned Valentine’s Day party at Mom’s community included the C Rock City Band from here in Columbia.  They specialize in classic hits from the 60s and 70s. And this party wasn’t for the whole Lenoir Woods … 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 48 from Planet Elderly – Itches and Options Start This Visit

Wed. April 13, 2016 – afternoon I’ve been here since late Saturday afternoon and the most exciting thing that’s happened is me having to go to an “urgent care” facility to been seen for a rash that would not go … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 45 from Planet Elderly: Are We in a Full Moon Phase???

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Basically, I go along with the idea that when we are in a full moon phase…shit can happen. Just ask folks who work in emergency rooms or psych wards; just ask the police. Reasons why I … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 37 from Planet Elderly: Tears and Confusion From Across the Miles

Friday, January 8, 2016  12:30 p.m. I’ve been recharging the mental battery here in Missouri for about a week.  The phone conversations I’ve had with Mom have included tears and continued confusion. Mom received mail about health expense refund program.  … Continue reading

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