My name is Jane and my husband of 36 years was diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer’s about three and half years ago. This blog is a tale of our lives after “Al” (the name I’ve given Joe’s disease) moved in. In the two years since I began this blog, it's been read in over 25 countries. It really is "AL" over the world. Thanks for coming along with us down a path of uncertainty. Joe passed on November 19, 2016.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
ALZHEIMER'S--A Send-Off for the "Old Sage"
Joe's hands as he held the latest generation of our family, 2015
I haven't written
anything into my blog since December 5, just been busy with all the things that
go along with a loss.
This Saturday, January
14th, we're gathering at the golf course Joe so loved to give him
the send-off he requested, a party not a funeral. Like all the parties we hosted
over the years, there will be food and drink and music...and cake. I know there will be many stories from family and friends. (In Joe’s 78 years he gave
us a lot to talk about.) And before the
party ends, we'll toast the "Old Sage" or, "Joe Cool" as he
would have preferred to be called.
I'll have a lot to write about.
Somehow, I think
"Al" may be tampering with the weather because the forecast is grizzly
with more snow on the way. Al was like that you know.