Re: Sally- My thoughts are with you Jean....

From: Jean Long (
Tue Aug 21 01:23:03 2001

Sally, That is hilarious about your mother-in-law!!!! I had many similar occasions with his mom. Sometimes it took 4 times of her changing clothes to finally get it right but I was told to make her do it as long as she could so I had to keep sending her back in. Clothing was inside out, upside down etc., it was hilarious (on my good days anyway).

I always made her look pretty though, make-up and all.... and kept her busy as much as possible under the circumstances.

When I first took her in it was extremely awkward and hard for me to give my own mother-in-law her baths etc. but after awhile it is just like washing a floor (LOL)!

She thought of me as her mother after awhile! You had to watch her at all times and pay sitters if we went anywhere, even just to the bank. It usually took longer to get her into the car to go somewhere than just to pay someone once in awhile to help! She would walk out in the street in the middle of the night if you didn't lock her door (Her room was right next to ours and she had a TV, commode and recliner in her bedroom).

Alzheimers is a a terrible disease and robs you of your mind and your dignity!! JEAN

"A Friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you!!!"

>----- Original Message -----
From: "Sally Grigg" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 2:20 PM Subject: Re: My thoughts are with you Jean....

Dear Jean, You are so skilled and I'm sure your husband is too. I know that there is age discrimination in hiring. It's so unfair. But there are so many people looking for other people to fix their broken houses, that maybe he could start his own business. Just a thought. And there's always unemployment, but as you know, if you are self-employed you can't get it. It's also not a lot of money. We took in my husband's mother seven years ago. She is now 93. It's a lot of work expecially as they get older and less able to do the regular things. She used to be a very modest women, well, last week she walked into the dining room with nothing from the waist down. That was a shock to everyone, but that's rare. We usually get her dressed and presentable earlier. That will teach us. Anyway, good luck, Love, and prayers, Sally


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