Monthly Archives: June 2012

Caregiving and Cell Phones

I don’t know when Cell Phones went from convenient device to a necessity, but somehow over the years it has.  I acquired my first cell phone – heavy like a brick – in the 1990’s.  I got it for emergencies … Continue reading

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Tyranny of the “To-Do” List

I know I haven’t written much this week.  I have been too wrapped up in the “to do” list and have not had time to write here also.  I did accomplish some major objectives on my list however.  I also … Continue reading

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Senior Living Options – Independent Living Communities

When I was trying to help my parents choose between senior living options, I visited many facilities from totally independent communities through assisted living facilities.  It took me awhile to realize there were legal differences between types of communities and … Continue reading

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A Frail Independent Mentally Alert 94-Year Old Woman – Who Decides Where She Should Live?

My 94-year-old neighbor, Casey. is one of the most active people I know.  She is up and in her garden early in the morning before I am even out of bed.  She belongs to 4 bridge groups and plays many … Continue reading

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First Car – Last Car: Independence Gained and Lost (A story of Daddy and Me)

I may have written previously about how dad took me to take my first driver’s license test.  He had also taken me out to practice driving a few times before I took the test.  I don’t know if I mentioned that … Continue reading

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High School Graduation Memory Books

When my oldest daughter graduated from high school, over 25 years ago I found myself in a bit of a quandary.  I wanted to give her something very special to mark the occasion.  When I had graduated high school more … Continue reading

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Summertime Memories

On hot days like today, I think about my memories of mom and dad at their house in the north.  Typically I would visit them each summer in early July as I got an extra vacation day for the 4th.  Generally … Continue reading

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