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“Just Bea” Meets Alice From “Cul De Sac”

This posting is a tribute to Richard Thompson, creator of “Cul de Sac”

Never as I was growing up playing on the playground did it cross my mind that as I got older, so would my parents. Swinging from the monkey bars I thought we’d go on forever.

But, as time passed my mom and dad started slowing down a bit and noticed things weren’t quite right. As it turns out, my mom suffers from Parkinson’s and my dad Alzheimer’s.

You know, ya just gotta love ‘em.e

So, my sister and I take them to doctor appointments, hair cuts, grocery – or out for a bite to eat for a change of scenery. We do what we can to keep them keepin’ on in their own home.

Sometimes it isn’t easy, but it works out nicely that I get to live behind the house I grew up in where my parents still live. The biggest benefit is the comfort of just being there for them and being able to help out with day to day activities and chores. And, it also gives my mom having a sense of peace having me near by “just in case.” Besides, borrowing a cup of sugar is always convenient.

It isn’t much, I’m just doing what I can with what I’ve got.

Join Team Cul de Sac/Team Fox (yes, Michael J. Fox), and do what you can with what you’ve got. Every little bit helps.

http://www.teamfox.org/siteapps/teampage/ShowPage.aspxc=bkIUJbNQKoLaG&b=6376363&teamid=4033853

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