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It was just a year and a half ago, I decided to sell my husband’s drawings to raise funds to support #ENDALZ  Research and at the time I had a goal of $5,000.00 .  So far I have donated $9,300 to the Alzheimers Association, with a pending $200 from recent sales.  There are just 10 ... Read More


On the 24th February 2017 I told you that I’d promised Alan I would stay with him to the very end – even when I made that promise I didn’t really comprehend my intention, to be there at his deathbed yes…….. but later I realized so much more. Rashanee my Thai girlfriend had lost her husband a ... Read More


Thankfully the Scottish Minister called; I explained that Alan was very close to death and we wanted to renew our Marriage Vows and he immediately came out on the Tuesday morning.   We sat chatting for a while, and being a typical Scotsman (complete with kilt) he soon brought some levity to our conversation, particularly ... Read More


Several people have inquired about  my phrase “penny dropped”   from this link    This is actually an English phrase, meaning  “If the penny drops, you suddenly understand something” Part of the history of this is British public toilets in 1939 required users to ‘spend a penny‘ in order to unlock the door to ... Read More


One particularly difficult morning, Alan was highly agitated and very shaky, I tried to get him into the shower but he could barely stand, he no longer had any strength in his legs, and I was worried he would fall.    I didn’t push the point, instead I suggested he go back and snuggle down ... Read More

Alan and Oscar

After driving his sister back home, I then drove back down to the Hotel in Windsor, where we stayed the night.  Alan loved it there, looking out over the rolling lawns down to the River Thames, and even asked if we could live there.  The following morning, I took him up to Windsor Castle, where ... Read More