Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mom Has Passed Away

Mom has passed away after an almost 2 year battle with Cancer; 7 months of that in a care home. She was 81 and had a full and meaningful life. She touched the lives of many and will be missed. Most of her family died before her and she is with them now. The images are her at her best in 2007 and 3 days before she passed away.
Peace - Dave.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mom Today.

She can't feed herself. Every time I see her I want to run out the door and pretend it is not happening. But I can't do that. I need to be there till the end. As much for me as for her. Cancer sucks. Dementia sucks. I can't imagine someone with a child that has cancer - how bad that must be.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Original Joes

It's almost too big to eat. This a 18oz Guinness and a started was $35 - I tipped $4 it was nice, but a bit salty. Was too dark in there and I had a problem with reading the menu. Sound level was too loud for my liking as well. But I give it 3.5 out of 5...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Of Sadness

Of Sadness.
July 11, 2012
David S. Nicholson

What do you know of sadness?
Have you felt the loss of all you held dear?
What do you know of sadness?
Have you seen the flood of your children on the boots of anger?
What do you know of sadness?
Has the winter taken your father?
What do you know of sadness?
Has the sea taken your brother?
What do you know of sadness?
Your smiles have torn my heart from my chest.
Your glitter blinds me to the joy of this world.
Your song is like a whip on my back.
Your lips spill the words I dare not speak.
What do you know of sadness?
Have you seen the fires burn their flesh?
What do you know of sadness?
Have you longed for the grave?
What do you know of sadness?
Has your crop rotted in the field?
What do you know of sadness?
Has your mind turned on its self?
What do you know of sadness?
Your bells ring of spring.
Your fingers touch the morning sun.
Your eyes sparkle with delight.
Your children sing of heaven.
What do you know of sadness?
What do you know of me?

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mom Is In The Hospital Again


Bad Parking And Driving Day

OK how hard is it? The yellow lines and the yellow posts are to tell you not to park there. This is where the nice folks in the scooters and wheel chairs get in to the building. Not to mention that your sticking 1/2 way into the way of traffic. Why do I see this every second time I go to the bank? All kinds of parking spots in the metered lot behind him - but then he might have to spend a quarter.

This was bad driving day to start with though. All kinds of people driving threw stop signs and so on. Oh and the 3 cars in a row that went threw the red light on Main Street. I know that at the time it was sidewalk days and the street was blocked the other way, but a law is a law - and the nice people where walking across the road at the time. Then it turned green our way and the nice people kept walking i front of us. Sigh...