The Parade of Aides (excerpt)

… I didn’t know the last time Mom signed anything. She had gorgeous handwriting, and her signature was fine art, but after her stroke in 1992, I feared I’d never see it again. Mom being Mom fully recovered, as did her penmanship. But that was twenty years ago. Out of the six kids, only Laurel’s hand came close. However, Laurel lived in sunny California, and forgery was not an option. At least one I wasn’t willing to entertain—yet. 
          The end of my nightmare all depended on finding a checkbook, if one still existed in this house, and a signature, if Mom could still manage one.

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Published by A Cup of Tea on the Commode, a memoir

The parent/child role reversal might not have been unique to me, but how I dealt with it was. "A Cup of Tea on the Commode" chronicles my multi-tasking adventures, filling my mother’s last years with love, laughter, and joy. Though not always successful, I came pretty damn close.

One thought on “The Parade of Aides (excerpt)

  1. Well, being the only right handed kid, I have always admired all of my five lefty siblings hand writing! Ok, I have to admit, I was a bit jealous of each one’s unique lefty style.

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