Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday Snapshot... try to remember

My nephew, my son, and my friends mom at her birthday
I was over at The Road to Here, she had posted the words to a song my mom use to love to listen to.  Try To Remember the Kind of September.  You know I'll be singing that all day now.  Maybe better singing than crying.  It's been a weepy sort of week.  My visit to my mom's yesterday was uneventful, and I MEAN uneventful, no talking almost.  I was telling her about my son, who will be graduating from University in the next week and she sort of just looked at me.  Makes me think we should be enjoying our old people while they give us some pleasure.  We are too quick to dust them off as "old".  The photo is one of my friends mom, and my son and her grandson.  She's the lady that likes the casino.  She had a bit of a set back last fall, but fortunately she's bounced back almost completely.  I know this is very difficult for my friend, (her daughter) but, she is still very lucky her mom can" do" for herself almost everything. She doesn't drive so that makes it a little more difficult, but not too bad, she is 86yrs. old.  We still enjoy a good laugh together, and a nice meal, and she still bakes and knits.  So when I think of Try to remember last September, when we thought she wasn't going to make it... Visits with this mom are eventful, be grateful.  I almost want to get a recording of this song, and play it for my mom, just to see what kind of reaction I'd get, probably nothing.  It's a lonely existence, when you can't participate in life.  So here we are at the end of September, and I can't remember doing anything significant.  Well I still have one day.  Try to remember...

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce from At Home With Books.

P.S I couldn't find a you tube of Richard Singing, so I thought this was appropriate, since we've lost another velvet voice.  

18 comments:

Trish said...

Yes, so true. I wish I had spent more time with my dad when he was alive even though he had Alzheimer's for the last few years and didn't know who I was. When they're gone they're gone and it's always such a loss.

Kaye said...

Huge loss. If only we could have some of our family back for a short while. I know I would ask a lot more questions and listen a whole lot more. The stories they could tell. *sigh*

Christine Harding said...

I think everyone feels like this. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/DncFP

Donna said...

I agree that it is hard to see our parents and older friends lose their health. My mom is getting more frail all the time. She's 86 now. {{{hugs}}}

Alyce said...

I remember that song. It is definitely difficult when our older relatives are ill and change so much.

Sim said...

I remember that song very very well. Your post moved me - my mum hd Alzheimer's and passed away earlier this year at the age of 86.
The vacant eyes were very hard to bear.

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

Oh, I love that song. I was trying to remember which CD I have it on--and it turns out to be the one I'm currently listening to. How random is that?

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love that song...and thinking about getting older and enjoying our loved ones made me feel very sentimental.

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Lmkazmierczak said...

What you think of as insignificant~~ you will look back on and see how very significant this time is...being able to share what you are going through is helping in ways you cannot see at the moment.

Book Savvy Babe said...

aw, thanks for sharing, your snapshot is touching today :) Book Savvy Babe

Susan Lindquist said...

Aww ... Made me sigh and wish that we had listened to all the stories and looked at the photo albums together to get all the memories when my mom an dad were younger. They are in their 80's now and both are having memory lapses and blank spots in the years ... very touch post today ...

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Touching picture and story. Life is short.

Erica (Irene) said...

This was such a touching post for me....nice photo. I lost both my parents 3 weeks apart abut 5 years ago...it's hard watching them get older. My Mom's two best friends are still alive...one is like a 50 year old and another one is very quiet and doesn't talk just sits there....sad watching her. But what is more sad is that My Mom is not there with them.

Nise' said...

We are feeling the urgency of spending quality time ever since my MIL's fall last week. She is 86.

Paulita said...

You're right to pause and appreciate what you still have and to regret the things we didn't appreciate. Thanks for a poignant post. Here's Mine

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hello Irene,
molot bella questa canzone che hai messo.
Mi piace molto.
Eì bella anche l foto di tua madre.
Buona domenica.
Myriam

Jenners said...

I'm sure it is emotionally stressful whenever you visit your mom and it feels like no one is there. Hugs.

Jenny the Pirate said...

I was so sad to hear of Andy Williams' passing. I have loved his singing since I was a little girl. And "Try to Remember" ... well, that's just a tearjerker. I can't even bear to listen to it right now. My prayers are with you now and always, dear Irene.

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