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SENIORS: FILLING IN FOR YOUR SPOUSE

Jan 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Jerry has a really bad head cold, and I’m the one who gave it to him, so I’m filling in for his blog post today. I have some reflections to share with our faithful readers about the reality of life in the middle-senior years. That’s the late 60s and throughout the 70s. I’m figuring that the ‘later’ senior years begin about 80.

By now you are aware that my father died a week ago, and we buried him last Saturday on a brisk, windy cold day in North East Iowa. He was 96, had lived a long, happy and fruitful life. His last several years were marked by moderate to severe dementia. He always knew who we were, but his short term memory was totally worn out. We heard the same statement and question many times during the course of a conversation. And we loved him anyway.