Mom Lying in Bed - Dad Reading Paper
I showed this picture to her, she’s 88 now, I asked her what she was thinking. “I was bored” she said. It was a different time. Mom was a housewife and when my brother and I were old enough she went back out into the world. Doris was a feminist, belonging to Women’s Group, she also got a job working with doctors. She was an artist and an award winning flower arranger. Doris loves flowers more than anyone I have ever known. She has some dementia now. The best time has been the spring and summer when I buy lots and lots of plants and we put them in pots on the back porch. She marvels at the colors and the intricacies of the flowers. But now because of her dementia, she always thinks they need water so she overwaters them, killing them. This makes so sad, I guess I’m trying to hold on to the past and the good times with the flowers.