This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Dad Is Dating Judge Judy, And His Debts Are Paid...

Mom went to visit Dad yesterday after church.  She found Dad snoozing in his bed.  She sat beside his bed and was happy to see he had been freshly shaved and trimmed.  Mom gently shook Dad's shoulder and he woke up smiling, telling her he knew she would come see him today...

Mom was thrilled to see how much Dad's eye has improved since being on the daily eye drops.  Last time my husband, sister and I visited Dad, we noticed his eye was all goopy.  I talked with the charge nurse and she let the doctor know, who prescribed the eye drops for him...

Mom told Dad he looked so cozy in bed on such a chilly day.  She told him she wanted to go home and take a nap so she could stay awake for the Amazing Race.  Dad informed her he was now directing that particular show on TV.

From then on, Mom just sat and nodded as she was unable to get a word in edgewise, the remainder of their conversation...

Mom thinks Dad over heard someone talking or heard it on TV, but he was obsessed with telling her "his debts were paid".  He told her the Marine Corp is allowing him to do anything he wants.  The nursing home was going to allow all the residents to carry guns, but Dad talked to all the officials and convinced them of the dangers with guns.  He finally convinced them to reconsider and not allow guns in the facility.

"You know they still hang people who don't pay their debts", Dad began again after taking a breath.  He directed Mom to the hallway and showed her a mural painted by a man, who (you guessed it) had paid all his debts too.

{***WHOOPS....I was so tired last night, I must have clicked on "publish" instead of "save to draft"**** This is the rest of Mom's visit..."

"Judge Judy is now in love with me you know", Dad spouted proudly, while Mom nodded and smiled.  "She wants to marry me", Dad said with a huge smile..."That's nice" Mom was able to say, before he launched into asking with their friend's grandson, who is a Marine Pilot was coming to visit again..."I need him to help me  brush up on some flying lessons.  Where are all those pictures of me when I flew in the War?" ( Dad never flew in the War, but his Father was a Marine Pilot...)

"Women are lined up inside and outside for me", he sighed. 

One of the nurses Dad calls "Pickles" stopped in to chat with Mom and give Dad a hug...She told Mom Dad has been very "vocal" lately, talking away in strong voice even while sitting in his wheel chair in the dining room or the hall ways, regardless if anyone is with him or not.

"Did I tell you all my debts are paid?" 

Mom nodded her head and smiled, "I'm glad. It must be a huge relief"....

12 comments:

Mari said...

What a guy! I think we are all in love with him. :)

The Words Crafter said...

I'll bet it has always been important to him that his family is taken care of. Perhaps that concern is there in the back of his mind and he needs to reassure himself that he's still doing something so vital for the people he loves, even if he can't clearly remember them all the time.

He better watch out. Judge Judy won't put up with any shenanigans!

That corgi :) said...

glad your dad's eye is looking better, Donna. It is supposed to warm up here a bit later in the week, so hopefully your dad will be able to get some outside time and soak in some warmth from the sun.

betty

Pat said...

I just love your Dad. I really do! :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's a well-known fact that Judge Judy is hot to trot for debt-free men! No wonder she's in love with your Dad now!

Entre Nous said...

I love this, and your Dad. And this post has made me hope that when I am floating in that land of the sonmewhat lost, I will be thirty years younger and JOhnny Depp will be at my side... *sigh*
:}

Mari said...

I love the rest of the story too.

That corgi :) said...

you know, this day and age with the way the economy is, it is a good thing to say his debts are paid and to have that secured feeling about them :)

betty

Jeanie said...

It is amazing how active your dad's mind is, even though he may confuse a fact or two from time to time.

Chatty Crone said...

Judge Judy - not too bad. Your mom has patience too. Glad his eye is doing better too. sandie

Vegas Linda Lou said...

So, so touching, Donna. The question is, does he want to marry Judge Judy? (I would!)

Hugs to you, my friend.

gayle said...

Wish I knew your dad ........he sounds like a great guy!