I'm going up to Tennessee to visit some old friends and celebrate the 4th with them. I don't know how many more times I'll get to do that. She has incurable cancer and her husband has no short-term memory left. V will be going in for chemo treatment next month. This is another of many. She hopes to outlive her husband but I have my doubts. Their daughter is a question mark as far as taking care of her dad if V goes first. I'm thinking the only solution will be to place him somewhere where he'll be well taken care of. If V goes first I don't think it will be long before J follows. They've been together almost 60 years. These days he follows her around like a puppy dog which is irritating to her. About the only time she has to herself is early in the morning because she gets up so much earlier than he. His brother is coming for a visit and that will be a big help as he keeps J occupied a lot of the time. Luckily for V her sister and brother-in-law live next door and they have been of great help. Daughter lives a number of miles away and works a full-time job, although she visits as often as she can. So I am going to enjoy their company this year and hope that I get to again next year.
Y'all have a safe holiday and remember those who went before us to make it possible.