NOTE: This article may read as my single handed effort to move my Father to a safe place. In fact, my sister Lou Ann, and her husband, Fred, have been the prime caregivers for my Father for many years. My sister, Joyce, living in Jackson, has been a steady presence over the years. And my brother, Steve, has come to Casper as often as he can, from Michigan. Through the past several weeks, the entire Family, including my Father, have moved in concert, with the single goal of making my Father’s life safe and manageable.
Change announced itself with the ringing of the phone. I listened as Marian talked on the phone for several minutes. Paying little attention, at first, I realized she was talking to my youngest sister. With anxiety building, I took the phone. Change had come, unwanted, unhappily intruding on our family.