Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I'm struggling as it isn't easy when I can't do the shopping. I do appreciate my son and I sent him to the store Friday night with a long list of items that were on sale. Poor thing, it took him 1 1/2 to 2 hours to shop for me. I'm hitting those speed bumps because of my lack of planning and my inability to fill in the gaps. Two more weeks til I see the doctor again, so hopefully I'll be able to get back to normal.
I answered the door this afternoon and it was my neighbor's daughter. She told me her father passed away last Thursday. That's quite a loss. She lives in Connecticut, but the rest of her family moved across the street from us 3 months after we moved in and from California as well as us. His anniversary with his late wife was the same day as my parents' anniversary. He had children the same ages as my siblings and I. His granddaughter and my oldest son were best friends when they were young.
He took it upon himself to look after my mother when my father passed away. He had remarried and he took very good care of his wife. She had Alzheimer's and he came up with all kinds of gadgets. He also brought her out of needing hospice care by taking her out in a wheelchair for walks. When my father was alive, our neighbor would irritate my father when he would try to help, but that was part of their relationship.
Rest in peace, Ken, and know you had a real impact on those around you.