posted on Oct, 2 2014 @ 12:14 AM
Next door to me there was a woman (living alone) who was well into middle age when I moved into my current house 12 years ago. 12 years ago she was
healthy, but over the course of time her health gradually faded. Recently, she moved about in a feeble manner, and in the past several months an
ambulance appeared at her door, two times to leave without her after a lengthy stay, and once to leave with her (she returned the next day).
She told me her husband died of a heart attack years ago leaving her alone.
About 2 months ago, I saw another person enter her life. It was a woman, younger than her. One day, getting out of my car in my driveway, they were
walking past and I asked who was the new companion. The answer was that this person was her daughter. Government health officials were apparently
pressuring this old women to enter a care facility, so the old woman's daughter came to the rescue. She lived with her old mum for about 2 months,
and yesterday they packed up all of her stuff in a u-hall and set off for the daughter's home.
Just before they left, I walked over to say goodbye to the old woman who was my neighbor for 12 years. I told her she was a good neighbor. She told
me she felt the same about me. I told the daughter she was doing a good thing taking care of her mother.
I wish every child could understand their responsibility to their elderly parents in their time of need.