My next door neighbor will turn 90 next week, and his son and daughter have no idea what a treasure he is.
If I had my daddy alive, I would move heaven and earth to keep him near me, regardless of the inconvenience of his illness or disability.
So old Dick Next Door will get put in an assisted living facility--which I don't object to, as it's my preference when the day comes--but in a town where he has no kin and neither of his kids is willing to bring him to their town so they can be close to him. He's likely to have a limb amputated for poor circulation, but their European Vacations must continue as scheduled.
So take care of your old people while you have them. They are precious.
|Jimmy Dee Brown 1942 - 2009|