Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

5.23.2007

Joy and sadness

I got an unexpected paycheck in the mail yesterday, so I was taking care of things that I have been putting off like a trip to Sam's to pick up goodies in bulk (and get some new shorts and capri pants - I have found the best clothes there and they actually fit!) Best part of my last five clothing purchases ... they are a size smaller than I have been wearing. Woo hoo.

I also went to Office Max to buy the pretty stationary and matching envelopes to print out the invitations to my parents' 50th wedding anniversary reception. I called a few select aunts and uncles to get addresses. I spoke with one aunt who I haven't seen or talked to since my grandpa died back in 1999. She told me that my uncle has Alzheimer's. I'm so sad right now I could cry. I just saw him a few months ago at my mom and dad's. I was surprised when he forgot that I had Stinkerbelle; now it makes sense. I'm just so sad for my daddy. This was my Uncle BoBo, who was good to us. He is one of the few uncles on my dad's side that I care about and who my dad cares about, too.

Probably not the best timing to hear this news while I'm PMSing. Worst part: my parents didn't know. I had to call and tell them.

2 Comments:

  • At 9:55 PM, May 23, 2007, Blogger Spider said…

    It may not happen fast enough to help your Uncle, but there are new treatments on the horizon that supposedly stop Alzheimers and in some cases reverse some of the damage.

    Hope you feel better.

     
  • At 9:36 AM, May 24, 2007, Blogger Gadfly said…

    Bummer!

    but that's what I've figured out about the second half of life (maybe you're not quite there, but still).

    Seems like everybody dies until its your turn :-/

     

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