Saturday, October 9, 2010

Whatever works...

It's been a great week for Dad. Something I said last week led him to believe that he owns the place he lives in and that everyone works for him. He then continued to concoct a story that he inherited the entire place from his Dad and that it's his job to take care of it. THIS HAS MADE HIM VERY HAPPY and much less anxious -- whatever works!!! I didn't get one call from Whittier this week and the timing is great since Mom, Megan and I are leaving for five days to New York.

My Aunt Lisa came to visit Dad today with us and there was a big Oktoberfest celebration with authentic German dancing and Root Beer. He was in great spirits and started dancing so ridiculously during The Chicken Dance. We had all formed a circle when he broke free and started letting loose in the middle of the circle all while wearing this big floppy hat... I could NOT stop laughing.

The video below shows some of his great moves... too bad it cuts off right as he was about to enter the circle....


  1. Glad you could think of something that works. I figure God will forgive us for the little white lies we have to tell to keep them safe & somewhat happy. Unfortunately, my mom doesn't even remember where her room is - or that it is her room - even though all of her stuff is there including pics of her and all the family. Have a great time in New York!

  2. Hello,
    I have to tell you how much I enjoyed this post. My Mom passed away 3 years ago from Alzheimer's. Some of my funniest memories are from her great exaggerations. I read somewhere that when they can't remember, they often invent their own memories.

    But, like you, I was happy it "worked." Mom was happy and who's to complain. Now, it brings so much happiness to remember those wild tales and stories that Mom invented.

    I was delighted to see that you appreciated your father's imagination as well.


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