Folks that know me know about my dad and his Alzheimer’s disease. It’s very difficult to accept that the rock of a man who raised you gets reduced in mental capacity so rapidly by it’s symptoms. Life is life and as horrible as it is I cling on to the fact that he got to retire early and enjoy lots of time with my mom down in Florida for quite a while before the onset of the disease.
I’d like to tell you all about the angels who care for him at Seacoast Nursing Home. When visiting him in the nursing care facility in Florida he was very lethargic, could barely communicate with me and could barely walk.
There are no illusions that he will magically regain his brain functions and be able to resume life the way we once knew it but since coming home and with the compassionate care that he receives at Seacoast he has made significant strides in his mood and his energy level.
It’s hard enough to watch someone you love begin to fail the way someone with dementia fails but it lessons the pain when you know that the people that care for him when you can’t take such loving care of your parent, spouse or loved one. I cannot explain the comfort it brings me knowing he receives the kind of care he does from these angels.
I can’t thank the staff at Seacoast enough for caring for my dad the way they do. It’s not just a job for these people. They care and it shows.
Thank you so much
If there was some type of message I might be able to discern from your movement I might consider joining the cause but to be honest I‘m exhausted working close to 100 hours a week trying to do the right thing and support my family.
If y’all ever get your shit together and come up with a bullet list that doesn’t include bailing on your financial and personal responsibilities I might consider it.
But until then I’ll be down the wharf grinding out a living.
You can read my rant here, it was about personal responsibility ,not about bailing on it.
If you want, what would be near the top of my list after the Congressional reforms, would be shareholder revolt. Shareholders should demand that the board of directors of these big public companies get haircuts in pay and they need to return more dough back to the shareholders. After all, that is the reason you buy stocks to begin with- to participate in that company profits in the form of dividends. Companies are sitting on record amounts of cash but they don’t even pretend to return it to the investors in higher dividends. Could you imagine how much they would be rewarded by folks that can’t get by on the meager returns in banks if they could get reasonable dividend returns?
Get rid of lobbyists, and stop putting barriers and ridiculous demands on small businesses to drive them out and into the hands of large businesses and when I say large business I don’t mean 50- 500 employee companies I mean Fortune 500 companies.
Did I hear that the big unions are getting involved? What a shame it would be if all the good that might have come from it ends up being something that hurts small businesses, because you know that’s generally who ends up taking it in the culo. Small businesses and the middle class working man.
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I NOMINATE SISTA FELICIA!!!!!
I’m a casting producer with the show MasterChef on FOX and I wanted to let you and your readers know that we’re coming to Boston for our third season of casting! In case you’re not familiar with our show, we are the Gordon Ramsay cooking show that looks for the top "home chef" in America. That means that anyone 18 years and older who has a love for food (and doesn’t cook professionally for a living) is eligible. Our show offers people of all ages and walks of life a second chance – for those who have a passion for cooking, but never pursued it professionally for whatever reason, they now have the opportunity to win a huge cash prize and learn from the best in the industry – including chef Gordon Ramsay himself.
I’m reaching out to see if you might be able to help us spread the word about our open casting call for the third season of our show, coming up in Boston on November 5th! Again, this is a truly incredible opportunity for anyone who loves food, and we had a lot of luck last year finding amazing contestants in Boston!
I’ve attached our flyer and was hoping you might be able to post it to your blog, Facebook and/or Twitter! We’re just trying to let as many people know about the opportunity as possible and if you haven’t seen the show, it’s incredibly positive and really offers these contestants a world-class education in cooking.
I’m available to speak by phone at any time if you have questions or would like to speak directly.
Thank you in advance for anything you can do to help us spread the word and I hope to hear from you soon!
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Father Green writes-
The St Ann’s Women’s Guild held its spaghetti dinner fundraiser this evening. Here are a few photos.
Some of the organizers:
It was run by the women’s guild, but men were allowed in the kitchen!
Fr. John Kiley dined with some visitors from his former parish in Ipswich, Our Lady of Hope.
Both older and younger generations were present:
Keep up the good work with the blog!
Bob Hastings From The Chamber writes-
Welcome Eurodam Passengers
Ahoy Gloucester! The Holland America Eurodam is arriving tomorrow morning, Tuesday October 18th. The first passengers are anticipated to arrive onshore at Cruiseport between 7:30 am – 8:00 am. There will be approximately 2,000 passengers coming to our shores. Let’s give them a warm Gloucester welcome.
Not The Eurodam-
End of summer sails around the Cape. More photos available in my new Boats Gallery – http://squamcreativeservices.com/photography/photography-gallery/.
A heartfelt "THANK YOU" to all those hard-working souls who contributed to making Rockport’s 2011 HarvestFest the great success it was. It was a super day in the neighborhood!
Nice day for windsurfing! This guy was sailing from Niles Beach across the outer harbor.
North Shore Kid
"The Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association has decided not to host the annual Gloucester Fisherman Sprint Triathlon in 2012, as we’ve done since its creation in 2009. The triathlon takes a huge amount of time and resources to organize and run, so the GFAA plans instead to focus on other efforts that better support our fundraising goals. We are immensely grateful to all who participated in the Gloucester Tri and helped make it possible the last three years. The Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association remains more committed than ever to helping all of Gloucester’s children participate in the sport of their choice, regardless of financial circumstances."
-Janda Ricci-Munn, founder/race coordinator, Gloucester Fisherman Sprint Triathlon
Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association
click the photo below for a slide show of past Gloucester Fishermen Triathlon photos