TallRider Posted May 9, 2013 Share Posted May 9, 2013 (edited) My 91 year old dad is coming home from the transitionary care facility this Saturday. He was hospitalized at Methodist Hospital the first week of April with pneumonia and once that was under control he went to Presbyterian Homes in Spring Park for physical therapy. My middle brother and his wife have helped Mom make some adjustments at home so that they can stay on the first floor and Dad doesn't have to negotiate stairs. In December he was active and doing speaking engagements about the Great Depression; now he's on oxygen and has to use a walker to take even a few steps. He's bound and determined to get better, although it will obviously be a long haul. I talk to him every day, and when I hear his voice, I think of the advice he gave me while I was growing up . . . things I remember ever day . . . "Once is a lot if it happens to you." "Don't drive around aimlessly . . . there's a lot of cops out there." "Don't use something it wasn't meant for." "Do your best every day." "Crossing yourself before shooting free throws only helps if you can make 'em to begin with." What words of wisdom did your dad give you? Edited May 9, 2013 by TallRider Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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