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‘Mom sure is acting strangely,” you think to yourself as you visit her. Then, as you are applying lotion to her feet, you notice the bruises on her legs. Upon closer examination, you see another one on her inner arm. What is going on? But when you ask her, she gives some excuse.
Like many Americans of a similar height-to-weight ratio, I particularly enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.
Of all places — something special is happening in Milton-Freewater. Why here, why now?
The phone call came while I was at work. This was never a good sign. Mom was upset, but I kept a calm outer facade as my heart pounded and I listened to her description of events over the last few weeks.
The Port of Walla Walla remains committed to ensuring our region has safe and reliable access to all forms of transportation. We continue to work on four-laning U.S. Highway 12, retaining commercial air service and enhancing our rail infrastructure, which allows companies like Railex to ship Washington state produce to the East Coast in less than five days.
Rep. Tom Foley wasn’t a politician, he was a lawmaker with great political skills.
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I didn’t hear about it right away. Mom wouldn’t have told me except she had to explain why Dad was forbidden to drive after dusk. Seems he ran a stop sign and, when turning right, he ran into a bicyclist who flew up onto his hood and windshield. It was just after sunset, when his eyesight was at its worst because of macular degeneration. This condition causes loss of vision in the center of the visual field, but peripheral vision remains somewhat intact. Recognition of faces, reading and driving become very difficult to impossible. The bicyclist had some bruises but was otherwise all right. The police were called, however, and Dad was written up for failure to heed a stop sign. Eventually the judge ordered him not to drive after dusk.
Walla Walla University has been fortunate to count Davis Elementary School as one of its “next door” neighbors for more than 100 years.
So, how do you know when to strongly urge the next step in your parents’ care? Perhaps they’ve lived in their home for many years and are comfortable. They are so independent and proud — getting upset whenever you bring up the inevitable. First, what are the signs you should look for when worried about their safety and health?