cosmicrayola - 2004-09-06 08:31:49
God bless the elderly guy! Too many times when people develop dimensia or Alzheimers, it is too easy to just let them go and assume they are happy in their own little world. There is still a lot of life there and I am sure those dance nights are enjoyed beyond measure.
Nance - 2004-09-06 08:59:43
UB, you've found your life's purpose now! See? SEE??! And you didn't even realize your DJing was making a difference in somebody's life.
warcrygirl - 2004-09-06 09:49:39
I agree with cosmicrayola, it would be way to easy to just dump her off in some nursing home. There should be more people in the world like the Elderly Guy. Hopefully she was okay?
Ibeejd - 2004-09-06 09:52:08
awwww what a sweet man!! That is such an enormous task...taking care of his wife...and to continue to do it with such love is very uplifting!
erin - 2004-09-06 10:25:50
That's wonderful. My grandpa took care of my grandma, who had dementia, for years. It's a labor of love.
Dawn - 2004-09-06 10:46:57
How sweet! He took her out dancing because he knew she would enjoy it even though he could have save d himself the trouble by dumping her at home or in a nursing home. Too bad that in this world, for every wonderful man like this, there are about a dozen asshats.
Terra - 2004-09-06 11:54:54
Hey. I'm up in Bama so I know what you mean about Frances trying to take everything not nailed down with her. Hell, even some of the stuff that is nailed down goes too. Poor old lady and poor old husband. Man, he has to love her a whole bunches. Anyway, peace out.
Kelly - 2004-09-06 12:27:36
That story of the elderly couple is sweet. Unfortunately, not all elderly men are able to do this as they are sick as well. My grandparents were lovingly placed in a board and care facility for their sunset years, but when Gramma (Alheimers) got so deep into her condition that she attacked my (also sick) grandfather with her walker, she had to be moved to a more intensive facility, and they were seperated permanently. She passed away not long after that. There's no shame in admitting that you can't do it yourself. They were in so much danger in their own home just from her forgetfulness that I have no doubt she'd have inadvertently burned the house down at some point. I am in N. Alabama and haven't started securing the outside for Frances. Is it going to be THAT bad? I'm actually looking forward to it :-)
DeAnn - 2004-09-06 12:31:35
Wow, Uncle Bob. Good luck riding out the storm!
stella - 2004-09-06 12:39:17
How sweet. Good luck with Frances. We had to deal with Isabelle last year. We live on a river, and by the time the worst came through, we were living in a river.
nautile - 2004-09-06 17:17:58
Aww, that old man reminds me of my granddaddy and how he took such good care of my grandmother. I miss him.

Have fun with Frances. She will be a cakewalk compared with Ivan (that is heading this way!)
Sheila - 2004-09-07 06:30:06
When my family went through hurricanes in Florida, we'd always huddle together in the den in front of the fireplace and roast weinies and toast marshmellows and "camp out" with Mom and Dad in hallways where glass was unlikely to slice our little faces into pieces if it shattered. It was actually a really good time for a little kid. Just a thought.
sio - 2004-09-08 06:44:24
old people are cute. i work in customer service so i get to talk to them all the time. yesterday i had an old man call up and yell in my ear, repeatedly, until i heard his wife shout "put the phone to the ear with your hearing aid, ron!" and then he could hear me fine.

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