December 2006

Full Circle

by Rundy on December 31, 2006

It’s strange how life can travel in full circles. The years roll past and what once was is now reversed. When I was growing up my grandparents had a camper in a summer RV camp in Pennsylvania. For a few summers around the time I was twelve, they invited the three oldest boys in our […]

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Increasing Bathroom Troubles

by Rundy on December 30, 2006

Trouble increases with every aspect of life, but Grandpa’s bathroom difficulities in particular catch ones’ attention. We are seeing glimpses now of where Grandpa is going with his bathroom troubles. His worst moments are still just that–occasional worst moments. But his departure from reality is becoming increasingly severe. Grandpa peeing in the bathroom wastebasket, as […]

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Thoughts on Christmas Day

by Rundy on December 26, 2006

Grandma and Grandpa were invited out for a midday Christmas meal at my Uncle Kevin’s. Arlan and I took them down for the visit. It was a pleasant visit, especially since Kevin and Ruth’s two kids can play musical instruments and we got the chance to listen to them. Music and food are two of […]

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The Absurdity of It All

by Rundy on December 20, 2006

Absurd: “Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and flatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous;” Sometimes life in general strikes me as absurd. And I find the absurd funny, most of the time. Whether that observation about the absurdity of life is valid or not, […]

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Grandpa Today

by Rundy on December 18, 2006

Today was a bad day for Grandpa. Somehow, I had some inkling before lunch–maybe it was the fact that he couldn’t find his clothes to get dressed when he got up in the morning–but by lunch it was quite evident. With an effort he managed to struggle through eating most of his lunch, but when […]

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Family and Traveling

by Rundy on December 11, 2006

Grandpa was never much of a traveler, but before (and before is always “before Alzhiemer’s) he would visit his brothers and sisters and children with, if not great frequency, at least steady consistency. That is gone now. He is rapidly approaching the state where he won’t go traveling anywhere. This Thanksgiving we went out to […]

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