Friday, February 02, 2007

SECOND POST FROM PARADISE

Back again. My thoughts had been of my mother who at 84 years old and living in assisted living, wondered what she was doing around all those old people. "I still feel like a young girl inside", she giggled. Her dementia left her confused and forgetful, but she was still the same person inside and she knew it. Perhaps dementia at a certain point protects those afflicted with a shield against what is present around them and lets them live in their own private past.

Violetlady is rather introspective today. It is gray and wet here at the beach. I live and work at the beach, but equally (perhaps more) love the mountains and lakes. Who doesn't love beauty and want to be in it and around it as much as possible. I look forward to visiting my daughter and son-in-law and two grandsons in a few weeks. Now there is true beauty.

7 comments:

Lynne said...
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Lynne said...

OK, I had to delete that first comment because I couldn't spell.

I'm so glad that you got this blog to work. The template is beautiful. How did you do that?

You know, I really loved your Mom. She was so pretty and was always so nice to me. I remember her making us deviled ham sandwiches for lunch. It must have been so hard for you to see her confused.

I posted an introduction to you on my blog and asked readers to come over here to say hi. You know I'll be back!

gail said...

Welcome! I came over through Lynne's site.

It was gray & cold here yesterday, now it's windy and cold with a little sun!
That is hard about your mom.

Amy said...

Hello!
I followed your link over from Lynne's site. Just wanted to post and say Hi and let you know that Fannie Flagg is one of my favorite authors too. I recently bought her latest book, but haven't had a chance to read it yet.

Happy Blogging!

SuziQoregon said...

Welcome - Lynne routed me your way. Nice to meet you!

Anonymous said...

Violetlady has been busy, hasn't she? I received a package today with recipes from Diners around the country. We do love our Diner food. Thank you. When I think of the WG Diner, I remember hamburger patty (no roll) and mashed potatoes. So simple, but it still makes my mouth water.

rebecca said...

welcome to blogging! i found you from reading lynne's blog. so nice that you two are back in contact. an inspiration.

my mother worked with people with alzheimers and dementia and counselled their families for years. i know it can be very hard...my grandmother also had alzheimers. what was wild about it was that it changed her personality for the better! LOL. she became a very sweet old lady and prior to that was very hard to be around. it was a long, difficult journey through her disease for her family. but there are lots of people who can help you if you need it. i'm rambling and didn't mean to. sorry!

anyway, welcome and i enjoy your blog.