April 11, 2013
Life with Mom
—-This is a story of a shared life with Mom after her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.—
I have a few patients in our “new” town who live on the outskirts. After leaving one of their homes today, I passed an interesting place that I didn’t know was there. I never explored the town while growing up, and never really had an interest in knowing about its history. But I do now, and want to go back to this public park that encompasses a small section of the Erie Canal.
Aside from the wild life that surly lives in and around the park, exploring the history of the Erie Canal sounds exciting to me. Conceived 200 years ago, it was the first major national transportation system, carrying goods from New York City to the Midwest. And it goes right through our town.
This will go on my virtual to-do list.
The super dog, Jack, I’m quite sure, has arrived in California. On his trip, he helped navigate, he lead another historical tour for his family, and contemplated about what his new life will hold. He undoubtedly admired some sunsets that veiled over California on the way out too.
He’s home now. Live well, little buddy.