Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Circus comes to town

Last weekend the Arab-Shrine Circus came to town. My 90 year old father wanted to go. So, I took him to the Circus. We ate hot dogs, peanuts and popcorn. Dad had a blast.
Unfortunately, Dad's macular degeneration is so bad that I needed to describe most of the acts. Have you ever tried to describe pantomime clown skits?  How about trapeze acts? Describing the pretty blonde acrobat was the easiest - and the most fun.
There was no need to describe the Human Cannonball. Even Dad could see the crazy dude as he flew "over 80 feet" at "speeds in excess of 35 miles per hour."

It was a total hoot to see my father have so much fun. He was, no doubt, the oldest kid there.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Golf in shorts in Kansas in February

Wow. The weather this February has been fantastic. At the risk of sounding insensitive to global climate change, this is great.
I love golf in shorts in Kansas in February.

It's suppose to be 76 on Tuesday and 79 on Wednesday.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Ruth and her broken leg

While Helen was visiting grand babies in California last week, I learned that Oma's diagnosis for cellulitis was woefully wrong. The antibiotics had not worked and the swelling in her lower left leg and foot was getting worse. A trip to the Emergency Room revealed that she had 5 fractures in her left leg and foot. Due to her advanced dementia, the circumstances surrounding the break(s) remain a mystery. 

Despite her pain - and her total confusion - she insisted on seeing, and commenting on, the beauty around her. She admired the intricate pattern of a nearby fabric and marveled at the twinkling lights outside her hospital window.
Thank you, Oma. You continue to teach us important lessons.