My funny Father's Day!  

rm_kalisweet 48F
326 posts
6/19/2006 2:56 pm

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6/21/2006 12:50 am

My funny Father's Day!

I had to laugh....although I am not a Dad, lol, both my brother and sister called me yesterday. We don't talk on the phone all that often, we use email to stay in touch. Both are far away...it was just amusing they decided to both check in on Father's Day.

It's not too weird about my brother, as my Dad lives in an Alzheimer's care facility near him, so he called to give me a report. My Dad has severe dementia, not Alz, but very similar in behaviour and effect. He has slowly been getting worse for a few years now, and has been in this place for a little over a year now. He had lived with my brother and sister-in-law for a couple of years, but it got to the point that he needed 24 supervision.

The good news is that my Dad is content and happy. He has a very rich fantasy life......he is always telling my brother of the places he has just returned from, driving the Cadillac he used to own......

To be completely honest......my Dad and I have had a difficult relationship. It's pretty complex...I won't get into it now. But it has been kind of a blessing in a way that he is now this way.......I hate to say it but it is true. All his life he has been very hard and critical, but since this has started he has mellowed so much, and basically turned into a sweet old man. So in a way......it's good that he became someone I could really love. But I am sorry it came at this cost........I know the 'old Dad' would hate to see himself now.

Talking with my sister was cool..haven't heard from her in a while! We have different dads, but she talked about hers, who died a long time ago. She misses him a lot, even though their relationship was hard, too.

A happy belated Father's day to all the Dad's..........

Kali XXX


akron42   
2375 posts
6/19/2006 5:58 pm

My mom has Alzheimer's,so I know what you mean. Glad you had a good weekend!


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