My Dad was a mountain to me. He died in 2002 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Sadly, I did not know what I did not know. If I have any pearls of wisdom to share along the lines of Communication is Key, it is to . . . stop! look into your parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, sister, friend’s face! and listen! Never wallow in sadness without figuring out how AD takes its toll.
In moments of silence and deep regard, Irmtrud and I stood at our father’s gravesite. The bigger shoes? Belonging to Les, Irm’s life partner. A family tribute!!