Celebrating an 86th birthday with my dad over the weekend

Posted By on January 26, 2015

DadCatRon150124sWe celebrated my dad’s birthday this past weekend with pizza and conversation at my brother and sister-in-law’s in home. While it is difficult to see my dad getting older and more feeble, I’m still thankful he is able to enjoy time with his family. His spirit is good, although for the first time in my life am seeing him with a “less than positive” attitude about having a birthday. For years my dad joked about living to 140 … and while that is still a possibility … his optimism is no longer as strong as it once was. Aging issues aside, I do enjoy the twice a week visits (my goal) with him at his house, but recognize that he will not be able to stay “alone” much longer. The time is near where decisions will need to be made on what comes next. My brother Ron is semi-planning to have him come live in Tipp City (not too far from Sidney) … but it is going to be a big decision. Ron and I have initiated the process by convincing dad to visit for a couple of weekends using winter and convenience as an excuse … but writing is on the wall.


Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.