Nonagenarian News

Sherry’s Mom turned 90 years old on April 28! We were lucky to be able to spend the month of April with her in Shreveport, Louisiana. To celebrate her birthday we took her and her friend Kyoko out to dinner.

Of course being 90 and living on your own presents challenges even if your mind is clear. Mom tires easily and doesn’t have the strength she once had. We were able to talk her into getting her almost bare roof replaced. Since her house is small, it only took four hours.

Sherry’s brother Glenn who lives in Houston came for a visit. We had not seen him since the start of the pandemic.

Besides helping Sherry’s Mom weed her yard, plant a few tomato plants and take her shopping, we were able to take a few day trips on our own. We made a visit to the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, TX and the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, TX.

Having aging parents that want to continue to live independently is challenging. The conversations we have with Sherry’s Mom about moving to a safe and care-free retirement village or moving in with family result in anger and frustration. She wants any decision to move to be on her terms. So we hope to honor her wishes as long as it is safe to do so and continue to make frequent trips to Shreveport.

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