Archive for November, 2010
Mom has started hospice care today, something that I had experienced with a neighbor that wanted to pass at home from cancer. He didn’t want to give up and let hospice come, so Althea and I were pretty much the hospice. He was beyond the pain of the medicine we had to give him and I plead with him that hospice could regulate this problem for him (he really didn’t get it and really had no plans on checking out). When they finally did come he lasted a day and half, and was never conscious again. I really miss my cantankerous old friend.
Mom has been in a state of “the light is on but nobodies home” for over a decade, but she has always been happy with a smile and has always seemed to know us. Those who knew how alive and outwardly eccentric she was, were lifted by her presence. She was always in awe of clouds and this past year I’ve been photographing them with her in mind. I hope in these coming days I can get an awesome sunset in honor of a beautiful mom.
Tried to pull out the more graphic nature of this photograph.
I read Sitting Bull’s bio this past summer and also pulled out my copy of “Touch The Earth” that I read back in the 70′s (a powerful book). I’m not sure that most people know that my wife is native american? After being exposed to Apesanahkwat, I’m not taking National American Indian Heritage Month for granted this year.
#36 Richmond Defences The Dahlgren Raid
Here March 1, 1864, two regiments of Confederate local defence troops under Col. John McAnerney defeated Federal cavalry under Col. Ulric Dahlgren, who sought to destroy Richmond and to release Federal prisoners there. On the same day Kilpatrick was repulsed on Brook Road.