|back row: Rachel Sam Norm Candy|
middle row: Leanne Elizabeth David Hannah
front row: Jon Isaac Erik
Last year we reported Candy’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis and the impending curve in our life journey. Not that we are exactly on a straightaway, but we are settling into our new normal, but the route had many more curves than we anticipated at this time last year.
|Candy with her Aunt Vonnie and Uncle Roger|
|Candy and Norm with his sister Elaine and her husband Max|
|Candy with Izzy and Emma Bailey and Erik's dog Isis|
who now lives with us and is called Icee
Thursdays From 10 am to 2 pm Candy goes to “Mind Effects” at the Lutheran Home, just minutes from our house. It is a program for people with early memory loss to help keep their brains working. Candy loves it! Though she has holes in her memory, she still beats me at Scrabble 3 or 4 to 1. We play several nights each week.
|family music Friday after Thanksgiving|
|Isaac's Eagle Scout Court of Honor|
|Candy and Icee at Lake Michigan in early spring|
The Wisconsin Stolpes
|Sam with his varsity letter for swimming as a freshman|
|The Fifty Ninth Street Bridge|
(check out Simon and Garfunkel )