|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 10-16-2011 08:50 PM||1134 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
10-16-2011 08:50 PM
Under another, woodworking related, topic, Grizzman asked about my wife’s father. I thought it better to respond with another topic under the “non-shop talk” label.
First, Grizzman, thank you for your concern.
He is not doing well. Physically, he is pretty good for an 89 year old, but his mind is at least 90% gone. Very sad. Nancy’s sister and husband have been staying with him recently, but we all know that admitting him to an institution is “around the corner”.
Nancy is going to see them in November and they will probably make a decision at that time about “next steps”.
Last year my father passed away at the age of 89. My Dad was very sharp mentally until the day he died. His body had just worn out. Nancy’s Dad is the opposite. If given a choice, I would keep my mind as sharp as I can for as long as I can. FYI – Essentially, we are not given a choice.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.