Since I already told you about my uncle…
My Dad and Mom are both 88 years old. Up until last year they were still very active but they seem to be going fast. My mom, sister and I have always worried about him because up until a few years he would insist on climbing on he roof (2 story house) to perform repairs to the roof. He never fell off but drove us crazy! We would steady the ladder and she suggested holding a bedsheet to catch him. Yeah…. Right!!
My sister lives fairly close to them and is trying to get them to move in with her but they resist. I keep in close contact with Sis and yesterday she told me that she now has power of attorney, so that’s good. I won’t go into detail but they are no longer able to care for themselves. They won’t answer my calls and tried to chase my sister away the last time she visited. They didn’t recognize her!!! So Sad…
Anyhow, My dad served in the Navy on a Heavy Cruiser as a Radio man, fighting the Japanese. One of his jobs (exploits??) was to climb the mast during a Typhoon to repair a wire…. 4 times!! He hated it! During boot camp, in Georgia, they were chicken every day and he never would eat it again.
My Mom and Dad were High School sweethearts and while he was in the Pacific she bought the house they currently live in, and I was raised in, for $9000! When he came home, 9 months later, I was born! Talk about not wasting time!!
Me at one year!! LOL!!
Dad got a job at RCA and worked there for 50 years! By the time he retired ( he had to take the bus to work EVERYDAY!!) he had accumulated one week’s vacation per month!!! Nice!!
He has always been an honest, hard working man and provided for his family. This is hard for me but you are all my friends. Maybe I’ll post more soon. I’m not taking this well….!
Appropriate song today