September 20, 2011

Dad - 76 days

Finally! Dad has left the building.
It has been a long journey for my Dad to recover from
a broken hip and the complications that ensued…bleeding ulcer.
So, 76 days after my Dad fell and broke his hip he gets to sleep in his own bed.
Now…the work begins to return to normal.
Normal for an 87 year old that is!

Dad - 76 days

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September 17, 2011

Dad - Tom’s Angel

This is my Dad’s OT (Occupational Therapist)
Sometimes the right people get put with the right people.
Beth was the perfect person for my Dad she did not let him
slide, gave it back to him as he gave it to her.
I could not have asked for a better person, a real angel for my Dad.

Thanks Beth!

Dad - Tom’s Angel

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September 11, 2011

My home town - 9-11-11

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me:
Thy rod and staff they comfort me   psalm 23.4

As we sat on the couch in Texas watching this horror, we knew that our
life as we knew it was to change forever.
To this day I am still angry at what happened to our country,
as well as I am angry of the people in this country who continue to play down it’s
significance and the significance of the hatred that is in this world…

My home town - 9-11-11

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September 10, 2011

My home town - barge traffic

One thing interesting about this area is scale.
Lots of over sized scale, big bridge, big boats, big things.
It took big things to make things here.
A steel mill that is no longer was the J&L steel mill,
a 7 mile long facility under one roof…raw materials in
one side, finished steel out the other, but now gone.

My home town - barge traffic

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September 09, 2011

My home town - methodist church

Great clouds and the Methodist church spire.
Not my church, but I always liked the looks of the steeple.

My home town - methodist church

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September 05, 2011

Dad - Home Visit

We got to bring Dad home for the day on Sunday.
He had the time to look over his garden and see that
Some of his plants are producing, at least the cucumbers are.

Earlier in the week, Dad had a home assessment, it was to
assess if he and the home were ready for a return.
The assessment…he is just not ready to come home for good.
Dad still has some work to do to live on his own with Mom.
Perhaps when he comes home for good the tomatoes will be ripe…

Dad - Home Visit

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September 03, 2011

my home town - king football

Just like Texas, football is king here in Western Pennsylvania.
As you drive around in the afternoons kids of all ages are
working on football drills anywhere there is space big enough to practice.
These lots produced the likes of Joe Namath, Johnny Unitas, Tony Dorsett,
Babe Parilli, Mike Ditka, Joe Montana, Jim Kelly, George Blanda
and the only one I played against…Dan Marino.
Thank God some things here never change.

my home town - king football

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