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Sunday, May 29, 2016

MOM'S 1ST CAR SHOW

One of the bestest things about spring is the start of Car Show Season. When you have FOUR distinct weather patterns, you appreciate the nice, warm, sunny days when they start happening regularly. This year, it seems we went to summer and skipped over much of spring....

The show we were attending (37th Annual Chester County Car Show) is one of my favorites, since they feature a LARGE number of Mustangs and other vehicles every year. Phoenixville is only 90 minutes away from home, so there's not much of a good reason to NOT attend! The last time I wandered by was in
my Boss Mustang, so this trip brought with it conflicting feelings. One side is sad that my "bucket list" car is gone, yet the other was happy I got to own it for a year and enjoy the sounds and sights of one of Ford's best-ever!

Mom doesn't seem much interested in anything I am. Sometimes that makes it hard to have fun while doing things with her. She has no hobbies, no interests that are easy to fill, and no suggestions on what she feels like doing. All these changes in the Mom that I knew all my life, however, bring about new opportunities for fun and entertainment for her. The UPSIDE to her memory issues are that she now forgets the things she always avoided, such as getting her PICTURE taken! Facebook is a way to, not only let folks know what's happening with her, but maybe get a chuckle at the same time.

It's fun to come up with poses and lines to go with them - OF COURSE portraying the truth in a very fluid state.... such as when she stood beside an old Ford and stated that "THIS vehicle was the inspiration for the 'Turbo Encabulator'. Grafting the inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors was most definitely key to the success of the equipment."

Other times, I just catch her in the act. Like when she was peeking in to the window of a very old but very restored Ford pickup truck, not appreciating the style or function, but noticing the keys were in it and we had a clear path of escape.

When I asked her how she liked it, she said it was OK. Yes, that's the extent of a lot of conversations these days. I think the only reason was it was OK and not boring was the unending people-watching and that she made friends with a puppy dog while gawking around. It's nice to see her walking normal again. For a couple months, she had been imitating a much-older version of herself because of a sore back. Chiropractic appointments (Thanx Dr Bob!), lots of ice to the sore spots, and even some exercises have her return to almost 100%.

I always look forward to Ford Carlisle, as it is close to home and has so many Fords there you almost overdose on fantasies. It's NEXT week, so it won't be long until Mom attends her SECOND car show!

I hope it's better than just OK....

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