Visiting Dad, having breakfast and enjoying the fall colors

Posted By on October 17, 2014

I stopped to check in on Dad this week while driving as is my work routine since my mom passed away in 2012 (1 year 10 months ago to the day). We had our normal breakfast at Bob Evans in Sidney, Ohio and I filled him in on Katelyn, Drew and Taylor (sometimes it’s dinner, depending on my appointments). Dad is doing “ok,” although he is struggling with a few nagging issues like weakness in his legs and dealing with lapses in memory. Both my brother and I are paying closer attention to it, but unsure when to be concerned enough to do much more than bring it up to the doctor and monitor. We hate to see him lose his independence, because when he is sharp, he is very sharp … but then there are “those times.”


I took the photo above in Dad’s backyard as we took a walk (click photo for larger); we walk as much for fresh air and exercise as enjoying the autumn foliage … although my mom would have really enjoyed the beautiful fall colors in her yard.
Sad smile


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