December 2008

Grandpa’s Birthday

by Rundy on December 31, 2008

Today is Grandpa’s birthday. He was born the last day of December 1927. Today he is 81 years old. Since today is his birthday, I will tell you the story of his actual birthday, 81 years ago. Grandpa is the sixth of ten children. Grandpa’s brother Doug is about five years older than Grandpa and […]

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A Little Sick

by Rundy on December 12, 2008

Holidays are a balancing act with Grandpa. There is always the ever-present thought that this one may be his last, and so there is the desire to have him where everyone can see and enjoy him as much as possible. You want those happy final memories. But then there is the present reality that Grandpa […]

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How to Clean Carpet

by Rundy on December 7, 2008

We need to back up a bit for this story. The days of yester-year when I took Grandpa to the bathroom are now mostly behind us. He uses the toilet for maybe 1/3 of his bowel movements, and rarely when he pees. Not only is his limited mobility a problem, but his awareness is also […]

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