Yesterday my 90 year old Mom and I hit the road. Usually, I’m taking her to the doctor, dentist, or the pharmacy. We were out to mail letters, go to the bank, and go to Menards before having lunch.
She wears out way faster than she did even at the beginning of summer. My brothers and I can’t tell her she needs to move to a smaller place that needs to have a bathroom and bedroom on the main level. When she decides that, or her health changes to warrant a change, we’ll deal with it. Until then, we can only hope and pray she doesn’t fall.
She’s very fortunate to have some very wonderful neighbors. A gay couple take her to the store if she needs to go when they go on Wednesday. A Mexican couple next door have adopted her and call her Rosemary Lopez (their last name!). They keep an eye open just in case she needs something.
It’s a good way she can continue to age in place. She has lived there since 1949. That’s a very long time. My siblings and I are very fortunate she is is still this independent. She has had a couple of strokes that affected her vision, but not a lot else. Until three years ago, she was driving herself most places. I can only hope I have the longevity and good fortune she has had.
Mom is 90, her mother lived to 84, my dad’s mother was 97 when she passed. I hope to hit 98, and hope I have the good fortune of good health. Maybe I’ll write all my books and use all of my fabric stash by then. Time will tell. In the meantime, I believe there will be a lot more days of Driving Ms. Rosemary.
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