The VENT Thread

RuffiantoRags
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Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:58 am

My dad does not have to struggle anymore with Alzheimer's. He lost his battle early this morning, 3 days before his 89th birthday.
Love you forever dad.
stark
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Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:11 am

Very sorry for your loss R2R.

Remember the good times!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:03 pm

I am so sorry R2R. I know the challenges of dealing with dementia in a parent with failing health, which is hard on all the caregivers. I'm sending you and your family love and healing thoughts.
Catalina
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Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:39 pm

In deepest sympathy, R2R.
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Starine
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Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:53 pm

Sorry for your loss, R2R. I hope you and your family are able to find peace during this difficult time.
peeptoad
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Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:00 am

RuffiantoRags wrote:My dad does not have to struggle anymore with Alzheimer's. He lost his battle early this morning, 3 days before his 89th birthday.
Love you forever dad.
Sorry, Ruff. My father also suffers with this terrible disease; although lifestyle changes have really slowed the progression there is no going back. I feel your pain. I hate ALZ.
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starrydreamer
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Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:53 pm

RuffiantoRags wrote:My dad does not have to struggle anymore with Alzheimer's. He lost his battle early this morning, 3 days before his 89th birthday.
Love you forever dad.
I'm sorry for your loss.
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Ballerina
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Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:22 pm

RuffiantoRags wrote:My dad does not have to struggle anymore with Alzheimer's. He lost his battle early this morning, 3 days before his 89th birthday.
Love you forever dad.
A dreadful disease. Like a picture puzzle, a piece of the brain disappears almost every day. We went through it with my mother-in-law. My poor husband - such a faithful to the end son. I am so sorry for your loss.
RuffiantoRags
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:07 am

My family and I buried dad yesterday. It was a beautiful day, beautiful ceremony, and we all have beautiful memories. I was able to read my
story about dad, my grown children did too. Mom who is also at the same nursing home dad was, did great. She's recovering from a stroke,
but had direct instructions earlier of what she wanted dad to wear (a suit he wore on his last work day at IBM). We all put in what was appropriate
to have with dad, a bird statute, pictures, a tie pin of an airplane propeller, his log book when he flew planes, and an un built model plane. Following,
the family gathered at a local restaurant to continue to celebrate dad and catch up on what everyone has been doing in their lives. It was beautiful,
out on a covered deck overlooking the Hudson River, watching boats go by. Dad would have wanted to be there. It just went so well, and I am
so pleased, which also helps me with closure. Thank you all for your comments here.
stark
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:41 am

Sounds lovely R2R.

And a good reminder for me to continue working on my dash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsY6UrFIsNs
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
stark
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:00 pm

Life is rather amazing at times....

The city of San Francisco this week began allowing non-citizens, including illegal immigrants, to register to vote in the November election for the city school board.

“This is no-brainer legislation,” Hillary Ronen, of the city’s Board of Supervisors, told the publication. “Why would we not want our parents invested in the education of their children?”
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:32 pm

If this election is specifically limited to school board members, and the voting pool expanded ONLY for this election, it isn't really crazy.
If the children of illegal immigrants are attending public school, their parents should care about their education.
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ElPrado2
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:49 am

I have a dumb question... seems dumb to me anyway.
I get why I am no longer allowed to drive...I have seizures and have twice had one behind the wheel. I quit voluntarily.
This leaves me with a city bus that seems to take days to do what should be 10 minutes. Last week I could at least get dropped off in front of the Dr's office. Now the route changed. Now I have a 45 minute walk to get to my GP's office. The specialist? At least a half hour trudge.
This could almost make sense. I get exercise. Excuse me...in summer, in Tampa, no such thing as summer. It is too busy being rainy season. I could drown on a good day. Bad day and I am having an argument with a hammerhead with bad breath. All of it at 90 degrees or higher.
Geez Louise.
This as I am sitting on a bus bench no bus goes by anymore. Thunderheads are 2 miles high. It"s getting dark at noon already!
stark
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Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:59 pm

World's Finest Chocolate fund raiser bars.
I guess it's nice that they're still just a dollar, but geesh, if they get any smaller they'll be a good stirrer stick in a cup of coffee.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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ElPrado2
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Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:44 am

In the bed again..... accompanied by a large group of nurses, phlebotomists, dr wannabes and the real thing.
Oh, the joys of 4 AM bloodwork.
If it isn't bloodletting, it's blood pressure.🤒
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ElPrado2
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Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:57 pm

I escaped!
Accompanied by another 5 bottles of pills. I don't need a purse, I need pack mule.
BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:50 pm

I hope the fact that they let you 'escape' means you're feeling better.
Maybe you could train one of The Little Darlings to carry your multiple meds in little doggy saddlebags on their harness? ;)
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ElPrado2
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:11 pm

I'd have more luck hitch hiking with a dolphin pod.
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ElPrado2
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:44 am

Ok. The winter pool tournament season is starting. I spent yesterday in Winter Park, not playing... had a call that I was a required spectator so that I could catch up on the messages I seem to be the only means of delivering to the players that didn't get there.
Last night was interesting. Michael filled up motels as far as the eye can see. This is Magic Kingdom territory. Lots of motels.
Finally found a room out on S R 54. Shouldn't have.
I am proud to announce that I personally accounted for reducing the future existence of at least 12 billion roaches by personally swatting all that I saw. Then I went to the office and yelled until I got a jug of roach spray and sprayed every corner.
No wonder I found a room there.
BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:45 pm

Oh yuck. That's horrible.
I hope the roaches weren't accompanied by their distant cousins, the bedbugs, in the linens on that bed. :shock:
I think I'd have slept on the floor...just in case. :oops:
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