We were caregivers for my mother in the final years of her long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease, We had some happy, crazy, and bittersweet moments. Eventually, Mom forgot all seven of her children, one by one. She never lost her big beautiful smile. My mother met my father during WWII. He died before Mom's Alzheimer's was detected.
One memory of mine was Mom standing beside the road on Hixson Pike waving an American flag. I had stopped to drop off some clothes at a Goodwill location and Mom got out of the car with me. I looked up and saw her standing beside the road waving a small American flag at passing cars. Cars were waving and tooting to her. Mom was always patriotic and had a deep and abiding love for her country..
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