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Old 11-22-2010, 08:32 AM   #31
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If you could have one more day with him Bolas, what would you do with that time?
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:28 AM   #32
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If you could have one more day with him Bolas, what would you do with that time?
GB mate I think I understand the question, my father and I had resolved everything many years before he died.We became very close. I would not want another day, selfishly I would not want the pain of parting again.
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I can certainly understand that Bolas!
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I can certainly understand that Bolas!
I think for the right reasons.We visited Mum as usual this morning, it was a good visit, the fantastic food the care home provides is very British, the chef is a fine young man he likes us to bring in once a week different dishes my Mum liked, today we took in a red pepper stuffed with pork mince and rice in a paprika and sour-cream sauce. She has difficulty some days remembering what she had for breakfast.
When we bring these dishes in she will talk about things I had long forgotten, the food is a trigger.
She is 96 next year, I try to steel myself.
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I think for the right reasons.We visited Mum as usual this morning, it was a good visit, the fantastic food the care home provides is very British, the chef is a fine young man he likes us to bring in once a week different dishes my Mum liked, today we took in a red pepper stuffed with pork mince and rice in a paprika and sour-cream sauce. She has difficulty some days remembering what she had for breakfast.
When we bring these dishes in she will talk about things I had long forgotten, the food is a trigger.
She is 96 next year, I try to steel myself.
I'm glad you appreciate this time you have with your mum. Mine died 10 years ago next month at the age of 60.

I love that the foods you are bringing are triggering memories. They say that scent memory is the longest lasting, so I can see how the food would do that. Have you thought about recording those conversations?

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Old 11-23-2010, 12:42 AM   #36
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I'm sorry Barb, I will be 60 in Jan so this resonates with me.
I did not know the scent thing, you are spot on! Mum does sniff it when we show her. One of my strong memories is my Dad smelling of Dior Au Savage cologne and my Mum Chanel, I will buy the Chanel today
Recording, I will have to think about that.
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We have a house on the Island of Hvar Croatia, google Hvar mate its paradise. We will move full time after my Mum dies.
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