Still Loves To Do The Things She Always Enjoyed

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/14/2005 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  My mother has always loved to garden and have her gardens look like something out of a GOOD HOUSKEEPING magazine.............Other things she is involved with is the Church Clothing Share that we started a few years back,she goes for the friendship and conversation.We are always going thru old photos and making collages of them and she proudly displays her handiwork.My only concern really is that she loves to cook and with a gas stove that can be dangerous so I make sure that myself hubby daughter or DAD are their to watch over this.She has never taken to being treated like a child and I would never ever do that to her ........I want her to always have her dignity and self worth..................................Anyone out there that has a simuliar story to share ?Be gald to hear it ............Take Care And God Bless ......LYN
    I cannot keep your feet from stumbling..........I can only offer my hand that you might grasp it and not fall...........Lyn


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   Posted 3/15/2005 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
You are so right.

Dad used to fly and he loves to go the local (small) airport and look at the planes in the hanger. I am surprised they just let you walk in there. He still loves to go golfing so one of my brothers takes him. He is looking forward to the end of winter so he can golf again. Dad used to do some oil painting . . . so I might try some painting with him too. Thought we'd start with some Tempra paints and see how that goes.

Dad used to have a race car too. He had a stock care and raced for many years. . . he enjoys talking about that and another brother made a collage of pictures that he enjoys showing visitors.

We are currenlty into small jigsaw puzzles and he has a hard time with it but he is patient and enjoys it so it gives us about 1 1/2 hours of time spent together where he is calm and enjoying himself.

Great thread. I hope to see others add to it.

Blessings!
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   Posted 4/10/2005 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Lyn,

I think I'll take Dad tomorrow to shoot a bucket of golf balls!! He still loves golf and I don't know how . . but I'm sure he would enjoy a bucket of balls!! Thanks . . . this was a great topic!
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   Posted 4/10/2005 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
AR.............Hope you have alot of fun, Mom and I were out in the gardens today .I am so sore........ lol..........but its worth every stiff aching muscle and joint just to see the smile in her eyes ............you will see that with your Dad tomorrow he will love it...Take Care and God BLess
    I cannot keep your feet from stumbling..........I can only offer my hand that you might grasp it and not fall...........Lyn


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   Posted 4/10/2005 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lyn . . my mom loves gardening too. AND . . . she can work circles around me!!! LOL

I bet you ARE sore!! Take care now!
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   Posted 4/11/2005 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
OK . . . today was fun . . . we went and golfed a bucket of balls at the driving range. Dad really enjoyed that. Then I drove him to visit a man who he used to work with (dad always like this fellow and the fellow thought of my dad as a father figure). Well . . . when they were visiting dad just broke out in tears because he was soooo happy to see this guy. It just warms my heart to find something dad enjoys doing!!!!! Then we went and bought some pansies for mom. It was a good day!!! Mom was happy (and got a nice long break), Dad was happy . . . and I was REALLY happy!!

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/12/2005 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad you had a beautiful day together and I have tears thinking bout your Dad seeing his old buddy what a great surprise for your Mom too ................makes me feel all warm inside ......please keep me posted on how you are all doing I know you are bust but if ya get the chance I love to hear about him and you together GOD BLESS YOU
    I cannot keep your feet from stumbling..........I can only offer my hand that you might grasp it and not fall...........Lyn


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   Posted 4/13/2005 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lyn . . . you are so sweet. I can't believe that you are fussing with this when you need some rest yourself!! I hope you are feeling better. BTW: I think I enjoy my visits w/dad more than he does.

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   Posted 11/30/2005 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
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    I cannot keep your feet from stumbling..........I can only offer my hand that you might grasp it and not fall...........Lyn  
 
 
 
 
                              


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   Posted 12/1/2005 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for bumping this Lyn, my Dad loves jazz music so I think I'll get him a big picture book (he can read but doesn't retain - but he likes pictures!) on all of the old jazz musicians and ask him to tell me who is who, etc. He actually used to know a lot of these men, he is originally from Chicago and was a young man there when the big jazz era started. "The Duke" (Ellington, not John Wayne! Haha) is his favorite, he met him a couple of times. Thanks again for bumping these!

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   Posted 12/1/2005 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
No problem there are quite a few more that I will get to as well ......My Dad use to be a drummer in a Jazz band ........still does his Jazz thing .......God Bless ........Lyn
 
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   Posted 7/10/2007 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I love to listen to Dad tap his fingers to the EXACT beat of a song he remembers
He will do it on the kitchen table
Dashboard of my car even in a restaurant

Sure takes me back to youth and I kow it is something he loves to do ..........

Yard saling and going to casino bbut have a cap on what he spends
Now he wants us to go to the races " alwasy thought he had the way to beat the odds lol"

He diod win big many many years ago and bought a beachfront house in Port Stanley
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