Safely Alone with Dad and Memories

Fun activities under Covid

Lynne’s new birthday dress

I can take Lynne outside alone, so in heavy rain we quietly drove to the lakefront and around town playing Christmas & folk music. She focused on passing scenes with memories of walks and restaurants. Caregivers found her missing birthday dress.

She clicked into her front seatbelt. We liked seeing Cal Anderson Park swept clean again and hoped the neighborhood could find peace. We sipped Dick’s vanilla milkshakes. We drove past her former home. She remembered times at closed restaurants close by, her boys playing along the shoreline, Uncle Ike’s. She laughed when I reminded her she walked me downhill to the Lake so fast we had to turn around so I could get back up. Finally, she carried her heavy Christmas wreath of green and red bells up her room.  

2 thoughts on “Safely Alone with Dad and Memories

  1. Sandy Whitley December 23, 2020 / 10:23 am

    ❤️Special time, though a bit sad

    On Wed, Dec 23, 2020, 6:16 AM Nevertheless Dementia, We Persist wrote:

    > James S Russell posted: ” Fun activities under Covid Lynne’s new birthday > dress I can take Lynne outside alone, so in heavy rain we quietly drove to > the lakefront and around town playing Christmas & folk music. She focused > on passing scenes with memories of walks and r” >

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