Saturday, February 26, 2011
Alzheimer's Quilt Auction
My AAQI quilt is up for auction starting March 1st. Bid early! Bid often! It is number 6193 and is called Hobbit House. It was designed by Tonye Belinda Phillips and used with her permission. Thanks Tonye!
I just finished reading a book by Thomas DeBaggio called Losing My Mind, An Intimate Look at Like with Alzheimer's. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 58. I see on Amazon he wrote another book When it Gets Dark. I think it was worth reading but it won't be for everyone.
The Washington Post.
My brain is feeling a little heavy today but I do have a funny tale for you.
Every now and then my mom will get something going in her brain and she will not let it rest. My mom thinks someone stole her snow shovel. Since she moved she has never had a snow shovel. For about a month now, especially every time it snows she talks about the stolen shovel. Yesterday she told me one of her neighbors has her Montana snow shovel and has been using it on the sidewalks after it snows.Most of the time I ignore it and let it pass, but yesterday I said why is it your Montana snow shovel. She answers, "I brought it from Montana with me!" I said, wow, that's a super old shovel then- at least 40 years old. She gave me the funniest look and I reminded her that she had been with Carl for about 20 years in Idaho and Dick about 20 years in Oregon. (Gee, I even forgot to add my dad who she was with about 20 years in WA) She hasn't lived in Montana since she was about 19 years old. It did prompt her memory but it was all I could do not to LMAO!!
BTW, here's my artist statement on my AAQI quilt: Trying to keep a sense of humor is important when dealing with Alzheimer's. The Hobbit House makes me smile.
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