Conversations with Dad

My sister observed my dad’s adult day care program the other day.

During the current events period, when the woman who runs the program discussed news stories, Dad interrupted, announcing authoritatively, “Time for us to move along!”

His concern caused all of the men in the program (remember, they all are in various stages of Alzheimer’s) to look at their watches, suddenly alarmed.

“Joe’s right! We need to hurry up!” they all agreed, nodding to each other, as if they were running terribly late for an appointment with the Queen of England.

It took a moment or two for the leader to assure the men that they weren’t late…well, for anything, quite frankly… and that everything was under control.

No wonder my mother receives at least a once-a-week phone call from the day care program, politely complaining about Dad.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.