Conversations with Dad

We took Blake to visit my dad at his Alzheimer’s facility last week. Dad didn’t recognize us, but he seemed pleased to have visitors.

When Alzheimer’s is part of a family’s life, sometimes…you just have to laugh! I hope this doesn’t seem disrespectful, but check out Dad’s lunch companions. Sound asleep. Kind of a quiet meal!

These next three pictures tell a story…watch Dad’s eyes as Blake gets closer to him. Blake is a champion hair puller!

These next few pictures are of Blake and my mom. The kids call her “Honey.”

You can see Blake’s attention span getting short…he’s starting to get wiggly….

Gotta go!

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. Linda says:

    We've been there with my dad. It's heart-breaking, yet I did enjoy our visits until we went home. He wanted to come with us, and my mom said we'd be right back–only we left to go home. I felt so bad, but Mom said he wouldn't remember. And he didn't.

    It's great that you visit him even though he doesn't know you.

  2. Mocha with Linda says:

    Sweet pictures. Can't believe how big Blake is getting already!


  3. Karla says:

    Love those pictures, Suzanne!! Blake is such a sweetie and I do believe your dad lights up when he sees him. Glad you keep your sense of humor about your dad. My mom went through the same thing. It helps to laugh your way through.