Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Holiday Haircut

Mom really wanted a haircut before Christmas as she felt like a "shaggy dog".  So on the Sunday before the holiday we stopped at the Mall on the way home from the nursing home, where she had the stylist cut her pretty hair real short.  It isn't easy navigating a walker in the holiday crowd but this helped her feel good and looked adorable.

December 2014


Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Hard to believe our son Christopher graduated WVU Friday.  He's such a fine, caring young man.  We're so proud of him.

His cousin Sara decorated the hat:  "Too Legit to Quit".  I love it and the outline of West Virginia.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Bob and Chris help me get in the spirit of Christmas by taking me to a farm to cut down our own little tree.  Chris (who's now 21) brings a bottle of Heston Farm Wine which made decorating fun too!

Sleepy Hollow Road  12-13-14

Sunday, December 7, 2014


My Dad is failing and my Mom and brother can no longer take care of him in their home.  Mom and Dad have been married for 68 years.  Last Friday, he fell on her and was readmitted into the hospital the day after Thanksgiving.  (She is ok).  Dad will go to a home for rehab and perhaps make it home again.

This picture was taken Wednesday when I made the trip home and took Mom to see him.  The aide had shaved him and he was eating pretty good.  The aide said she wanted to take him home with her.  Even when he was taken to the hospital in the ambulance, he had to have his New York Yankee hat on.

This post is not to make anyone feel sad, though I'll put the page away for a while myself.  Dad and I spent several hours together in the ER last Friday.  He is scared.  The post is to ask for your prayers for Dad and Mom and yes, the family.  I'm 80 miles from home myself.

On the trip over Wednesday, I played Christmas CDs.  Judy Garland sang "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and these words are from that.  We'll muddle through somehow.

I'm on my way home, then to the hospital.  Mom doesn't want to go today as she knows Dad would rather be home.  Good thoughts are appreciated.

Monday, December 1, 2014


After learning the Fort Event would not start for 2 hours, Bob took me to nearby Fletcher Covered Bridge where we got some fresh air and enjoyed the back roads of Harrison County.  November 2014