Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Hauntings ~ Was my Story Fact or Fiction?

Time to unveil whether the post I did for the COG's 58th edition was Fact or Fiction!

In case you missed this post, you can read it here:

http://heritagehappens.blogspot.com/2008/10/halloween-hauntings-fact-or-fiction.html

Almost all of you who left comments were exactly correct in guessing the post was fact. I needed to stop the story when I did or I would have given to much away! Besides I decided leaving a "cliff hanger" gave something more to ponder.

These two women lived together in their younger years as well as in the later years of their lives. They were mother and daughter! The daughter took care of her mother during her final years of life.

The mother developed Alzheimers Disease and was a tough patient for her daughter. The daughter spent many sleepless nights as she was always on the watch to make sure her mother was ok. Her mother would try to leave the house in the middle of the night and do many other off the wall things. This mother was the victim of a terrible, sad disease.

On this particular night that I wrote about, the daughter was so exhausted she fell asleep, only to wake with a fright as to what she saw before her. She was able to take care of the matter at hand, and spent many more sleepless nights before her mother's passing.

I was told of this event, and many more shortly after they happened, via letters the daughter and I exchanged. I do not have any of those letters, I sure wish I did. The women lived in a different state and I always wished I lived closer so I could help them. This was over 20 years ago. These women are from my family and I have chosen to keep their identity's private to protect living family members. So, the story is sad, but true!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!

Msteri


4 comments:

  1. Sad, and scary too! I've always thought it would be very hard to be the caregiver for a parent with Alzheimer's, but it never occurred to me it could be life-threatening too.

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  2. Keeg's mom,

    Yes, it was a story, especially at the time.

    Thanks for leaving a comment.

    Msteri

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  3. Hi tk!

    Alzheimer's as we all know is a very tough situation for the caretaker. Unless a person has been involved with it, they have no idea what all it does entail. Thanks so much for leaving your comment, it is nice to know when something you write about is an eye opener for others.

    Msteri

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