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mamselle

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Re: Caring for Elderly Parents
« Reply #195 on: November 25, 2021, 09:53:36 AM »
Thanks

We were to do TG with FIL/MIL but are now just doing the immediate FishProf family and we'll have another get together when things have settled down (assuming)

It's hard when the less ill person tries to take up all the oxygen in the room...in a way, good that you're not going there and having to deal with the secondary drama.

But the disruptions are hard to deal with; I hope your own immediate family can at least enjoy your time together.

M.
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Re: Caring for Elderly Parents
« Reply #196 on: November 26, 2021, 12:34:12 PM »
We went over yesterday.  MIL did indeed try to take up all the Oxygen.  While it works on her kids, it doesn't on me and I was able to extract some useful intel from FIL that was previously withheld or obfuscated.

I am not afraid to poke the bear.
And how is that working out for you?

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Re: Caring for Elderly Parents
« Reply #197 on: November 26, 2021, 01:05:24 PM »
How 'bout them bear-pokers,
Ain't they a scare?
Scalin' them cliff-hangers,
Pokin' them bear!*

;--}

Well-done.

M.

* With apologies to Mason Williams, and all his imitators...
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Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.