Monday, October 15, 2012

Dealing with Alzheimer's


 
Dealing with Alzheimer's. Stitched words: I put my father in a home; Roosevelt was always the president; He thought I was his brother; The hardest part was taking him from my mother. Xylene photo transfer on tea-stained muslin.  Hand stitched. Unframed: 25" x 19". Framed: 31"x 25".  Click on image to enlarge.

I've known Sam Crews for many, many years. We've swapped family stories while attending antique auctions. Sam used to work as a small business lawyer.  He also navigated my husband Steve and I through the paperwork associated with the incorporation of Mouse House, our business. Sam’s professional advice solved a few employee dilemmas too. 

When we all met, our children were in diapers and our parents were young and vital. Over the years, our children grew into adults.... and Alzheimer's entered the picture. I haven't had to face this situation, but Sam has...with grace, prayers, and a saving sense of humor. I hope people seeing this artwork reflect on their family members, think about their own preparations for the future, and the decisions we all have ahead.  We're all getting older!

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