"We've been coming to the lake every summer since I was a little girl. There are several families now, we love all staying at the same resort, taking in all the attractions at the lake and we want Dad to continue to be a part of it.
"I know I should know this, but I just don't know where to turn" - a comment that surprised me from a friend. It seemed she had done all the research necessary. It seemed she was involved in places that would have information for her.
So I want to talk a little about Parkinson's disease - a topic that I don't address much. It's a little too close. My mom has Parkinson's disease. There, that was therapy. They call it PD - oh it seems to be so much more than that.
She's absolutely my inspiration! I hope you all read the article on the front page of the Brainerd Dispatch on Feb. 7. The article recapped the life experiences so far of Dorothy Janes, now a century old.
“Mom, remember when we were traveling to South Dakota for Christmas and we got caught in the snow and we had to stay in that horrible hotel? They only had one room left and it was freezing cold and the snow came under the door! Dad had trouble getting the car started the next morning. We met Uncle...
It's birthday month! I have officially declared it a holiday. Since this might be only important to me, I've got to be really good at making up some great reasons for celebrations. After all, it's birthday month!
A celebration doesn't have to be huge.