Conversations with Dad

Dad was moved last week from a single room to a double in the facility where he’s living. He was hardly ever in his room and the change will save a substantial amount of money each month. For now, Dad doesn’t even have a roommate.

My mom and sister were emptying out Dad’s closet to take his clothes to the new room. Much of his wardrobe had “gone missing,” which is not that unusual in a dementia unit.

In the back of Dad’s closet, Mom found a lovely evening gown. “Oh my,” Mom wondered. “I wonder to whom this belongs?”

“I’ll bet it’s from the dress up box in the TV room,” my sister answered.

So they took the evening gown back to the dress up box and there, they found some of Dad’s missing clothes.

So so sad…but you have to laugh!

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.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    Sometimes people who haven’t walked this road think the laughter is insensitive, but it’s essential!

    Hugs to you, my friend!

  2. Lindsey says:

    Oh My!

    Well, at least you did not find him wearing the dress. But, who’s been wearing his clothes?

  3. Anonymous says:

    “…[Love]puts up with anything, trusts God always, always looks for the best and never looks back but keeps going to the end…” 1 Corinthians 13 (paraphrse from The Message). Seems your family has figured this out through love and humor. I think God is smiling.