Tag Archives: mom and dad

Dad and the Internet; Mom and her Independence

When I saw my cardiologist the other day, I happened to mention that I had a new cough that I did not have before.  I attributed it to my allergies, but she said no, it is due to the lisinopril … 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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A Birthday Party by Mail

When dad was approaching his 80th birthday, I wanted to throw him a big party.  The problem with that was that I lived 3000 miles away.  I was working full-time and couldn’t figure out how to organize a party from such … Continue reading

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Clutter Control – Determining what to Keep, what to Sell, what to Share

Previously I wrote about my concern about the buildup of clutter in my home. (See “Clutter Control and Visits with Dad” and “It looks Like a Hoarder House”.) My son and I helped mom and dad move from their mobile … Continue reading

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Family Dynamics, Hoarding, and Caring for Dad

This week my sister and brother came to see dad.  It has been years since the 3 of us were in the same place at the same time.  My brother was here a year ago when we had the memorial … Continue reading

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The Thermostat Wars

Dad was always a little guy – short and thin.  Mom was the same height as dad, but didn’t appear so skinny.  Dad was always sensitive to the cold and in fact changed jobs early in his career because his … Continue reading

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Cookouts with Dad and Mom

I stopped at the grocery store this morning to pick up some things for dad.  The store was crowded with shoppers getting ready for the Memorial Day Holiday.  I passed some packages of Italian hot sausages and almost bought some.  … Continue reading

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