Conversations with Dad

Last Sunday, I picked my dad up at his facility to take him to a family dinner. He recognized me and was delighted to have an outing…but first he had something to do.

He walked to the dining area where his friend “Betty” was. He tried to tell her–with his limited language–that he was leaving. To Betty’s credit, she interpreted just what he meant. Then…he gave her a kiss goodbye.

Oh my.

You have to smile.

In fact, did you know there’s such a thing as Alzheimer’s Cartoons?

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:

    You are handling Betty much better than I think I (or my in-laws!) would!

    Can’t quite read the 2nd and 3rd cartoons, and clicking on them doesn’t help. 🙁 It takes a special understanding to know how and when to laugh!

  2. charlotte says:

    Consider yourself lucky to be the one watching. My father, another Alzheimer fella took an unusually strong liking to me – his daughter. AWKWARD!!!

  3. Suzanne says:

    Oh Charlotte…I remember that story!!!! ~Suz