Sharing the trial and error learned lessons of a MS spouse caregiver / carer about family, home care, and transition to the care facility era from 23 years of living with Multiple Sclerosis as a family ... a ‘warts and all’ picture of living with MS.
push and roll outings are both freedom for Patti after the hell’s kitchen of summer
unfriendly Multiple Sclerosis temperatures and great caregiver exercise for me.
temperature and distance are always constants but when you can add time travel
to the push and roll – well, it’s just a jump to the left and then a step to
the right. Put your hands on your hips and … I’m digressing ... back to
mile trail is always interesting because of tanks, forts and such to see. It’s
also our favorite place to train for the MS Walk, "Army Strong" signs everywhere and such. However when they add
the reenactors for living history weekends - it’s the best!
Hanging out with the Americans
Hanging out with the Americans we got to listen to “In the Mood” literally ‘cranking out’
on an old record player you had to crank up (note the handle) before putting on
that Glen Miller 78 rpm record. Notice the Lucky Strike ‘red’ cigarettes on the
cot. We learned that staging-area camps during WWII were named after various
brands of American cigarettes, e.g. Camp Lucky Strike. All the hustle and bustle
is a reenactment of induction & basic training camp.
German Afrika Korps
German Afrika Korps tent was more about weapons and motors, including an awesome
BMW motorcycle from North Africa campaign. All the weapons you see in the picture fit
into and on that motorcycle and side car gunner. The WWII Red Cross was
represented by Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross). We also learned that
unlike the Allies, the German Army allowed women in non-combat positions such
as signal corps, transportation, etc.
Russians … well Patti’s smile says it all. History is a party with the comrades
in the Russian tent.
History is a party with the comrades in the Russian tent.