Author Archives: Kathy

Showing Off

Recently, I sat with Mom as she ate lunch. The new resident, M., sat down next to me. I was enjoying the ’50s music that was playing: Rock Around the Clock, Blueberry Hill, Yakety Yak, and I began to croon: … Continue reading

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Hi, Darlin’!

Mom, as usual, is on her bed, facing the wall, wrapped in a soft green blanket I gave her for Christmas a couple of years ago. I touch her shoulder and say softly, “Hi, Mom.” She turns, and recognition and … Continue reading

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Almost Mom

I peeked into Mom’s room today, and she was sitting in her chair–a surprise. She saw me, and stuck her hand out, fingers spread, in a characteristic way. Just a single movement–out and back–and it looked so Mom-like that my … Continue reading

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Napping with Mom

Yesterday I went out to Bickford after church, and brought both Mom and Dad some of the wonderful honeydew melon I got at Kroger’s. A sweet honeydew is hard to find, and this one is outstanding. I cut some chunks … Continue reading

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Firing–again

So Friday I went out to see Mom, who was sitting and eating lunch. I noticed that her private duty aide was trying to make the DVD player work. This player is attached to the TV in the common living … Continue reading

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“Mom!”

I am home from a great visit to Philadelphia, and I want to do it all over again! It was fun to be there for Father’s Day (Andrew got LOTS of books) and go out brunching Sunday in the outdoors–my … Continue reading

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“I like it in here”

Mom’s words on Sunday are the title of this post which made me as happy as you can well imagine. She was sitting on a couch in Mary B’s (what Memory Care is called at Bickford, and so shall I) … Continue reading

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The new room

Wow. It’s been a long time since I posted anything. Be assured that Mom and Dad are both doing fine. Since the last entry, we selected a new room; it looks out to the small courtyard especially for the Memory … Continue reading

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Following through

It makes my heart shrivel, a little, to think of moving Mom again. I have thought about WHY I am feeling this way, and it appears that it is mostly because I fear a (non-existant) committee reviewing this decision and … Continue reading

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Again and again

Yes. Again and again, I must grieve the next step Mom takes away from us. Now we must make another move at Bickford–this time to the memory care area, known as Mary B’s [Bickford] in honor of the mother for … Continue reading

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