Heading South

I’m heading south to Virginia soon. I’m looking forward to it.

Yesterday my Dad focused his eyes on me. I asked if he knew who I was, and he nodded. I was giving him water and ice cream. I told him to drink lots of water, because it was dehydration that would get him in the end. Then he fell asleep. I wonder if I’ll ever see him again, if you know what I mean. I felt like I was looking at someone in the back window of a train, waving good-bye, as the train disappeared around the curve of a dark tunnel.Then I rode with him in the ambulance back to the nursing home. He seemed more comfortable there.

Wanna know something funny? I used to work at this McDonalds in 1976 or 77. It was the crappiest job I ever had. I worked there one week, then put in my two weeks notice that I was quitting. I took this pic with my call phone camera as I drove by yesterday. It’s near the corner of Randolph Rd and New Hampshire Ave in Silver Spring, Maryland USA.

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  1. This is so sad. I’m sorry for your pain.The thing I remember most about the last time I saw my Dad was how strong his grip was. He couldn’t talk to me at that point.

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