Caregiving is not always a physical function. Patti’s Multiple Sclerosis related visual impairment and cognitive, reasoning, and memory challenges require ever evolving attention.
Reading our local paper, The Sentinel, to her and discussing stories over dinner has become somewhat of a new tradition she enjoys.
Over chicken pot pie the other night we learned that …
Now this stimulated Patti’s attention why would someone want their name taken off a building?
Patti’s memory loss had lost track of the month long saga of former Cumberland County Commissioner Bruce Barclay. A State Police investigation had discovered hundreds of videotaped sexual encounters — many with male escorts — using hidden cameras and stored on his computers.
Our conversation detoured into talking about the poor State Police officers that must have to sit and 'review the evidence' watching hundred of hours of this guy having sex. It was hard not to laugh. Hi honey! What did you do at work today? Do you go home and wash your eyes out? "What a weirdo!" concluded Patti.
“The plan calls for the harvesting of up to 75 deer, Police Chief Stephen Margeson explained, whose meat will be processed and then donated to local food banks.”
With two wrecked cars in two years from deer and thank God none of us hurt you will find NO love for suburban bambi in this house.
Patti connected all the dots in this story including remembering our family encounters and agreed stocking food banks with bambi made a lot of sense.
SUPERDELEGATE stories may as well be a regular feature. Having no idea what exactly a superdelegate is, it does however sound like something everyone would want to be. Patti offered a fascinating observation, "Superdelegates probably get to smoke at the convention and regular delegates can’t”. Now you know. <grin>
Caregivingly Yours, J Patrick Leer
(also available in Blogger edition, Caregiver Blog: "Caregivingly Yours")