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    Re: Did You Call Your Momma Today

    Quote Originally Posted by 78Alum View Post
    What an iconic commercial. One of my favorites... My Mom is still living but has dementia. She doesn't know me any more but I love to visit her, because I still know her...
    I probably have the exact words wrong, but I've got the intent behind them. When Mal Moore's wife had dementia and didn't know him, he would stop by every day. When someone said, "But she doesn't remember who you are," he said, "But I remember who she is." [Pardon me whilst I swallow hard...]

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    Re: Did You Call Your Momma Today

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulD View Post
    I probably have the exact words wrong, but I've got the intent behind them. When Mal Moore's wife had dementia and didn't know him, he would stop by every day. When someone said, "But she doesn't remember who you are," he said, "But I remember who she is." [Pardon me whilst I swallow hard...]
    Mal went to see Charlotte every day. Mal also said, "there is only one Crimson Tide" ...

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    Re: Did You Call Your Momma Today

    Quote Originally Posted by 78Alum View Post
    What an iconic commercial. One of my favorites... My Mom is still living but has dementia. She doesn't know me any more but I love to visit her, because I still know her...
    My Mom had Denentia/Alzheimer's. Hardest thing I ever had to do was to walk out of that Nursing home with her begging to go home. God Bless any of you guys who have or MAY experience that in the future. Tough subject it is. Tough.

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    Re: Did You Call Your Momma Today

    Full disclosure, my son comes over regularly and keeps in touch via text and phone all the time. However on Mother's Day he travelled to Atlanta to pick up his girlfriend's boys. I was somewhat miffed that I had not heard from him and texted this video link to him. It worked like a charm. He was suitably chagrined.
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    Re: Did You Call Your Momma Today

    Quote Originally Posted by DzynKingRTR View Post
    I called my mom. We chatted for over an hour. I promised I would come see her on Memorial Day.
    Did you???

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    Re: Did You Call Your Momma Today

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenntiderman View Post
    My Mom had Denentia/Alzheimer's. Hardest thing I ever had to do was to walk out of that Nursing home with her begging to go home. God Bless any of you guys who have or MAY experience that in the future. Tough subject it is. Tough.
    Dementia is cruel. My Dad had Parkinson's related Dementia in the months before he passed. It was so strange because he could still do complicated math in his head but couldn't read a clock. He would have trouble recognizing my Mom if she was wearing work clothes. If she was casual or in sleeping clothes, he could recognize her. But if she was dressed for work, he thought she was another person.

    I could see him struggle with it too - because some moments were crystal clear, and the next moment he was in a fog......

    It took him nearly 5 days but he wrote my Mom a letter before he died (he had dates written in the letter each time he started to work on it).....and he hid it in the house so we'd find it later. She found it 3 months after he passed, and in it he told her how much he loved her and he wanted her to know before he got to the point where he couldn't tell her anymore because of the Dementia.

    I'm so glad that our resident comedians have left this thread alone.....

    Good bless your Moms both.....and thanks for sharing your stories.

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    Re: Did You Call Your Momma Today

    I talk to my Mom everyday and spend as much time with her as I can. I learned at an early age that no one is guaranteed tomorrow or even the next hour. When I was six my Dad took me with him to to run some business errands. He promised to stop at a local store and let me buy a toy afterwards. My Granddad lived on the way so we stopped to see him for a few minutes. He begged me to stay with him, but I told him I would get my Dad to stop on the way back home. I never got the chance to talk to my Granddad again.

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    Re: Did You Call Your Momma Today

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCrimson View Post
    Dementia is cruel. My Dad had Parkinson's related Dementia in the months before he passed. It was so strange because he could still do complicated math in his head but couldn't read a clock. He would have trouble recognizing my Mom if she was wearing work clothes. If she was casual or in sleeping clothes, he could recognize her. But if she was dressed for work, he thought she was another person.

    I could see him struggle with it too - because some moments were crystal clear, and the next moment he was in a fog......

    It took him nearly 5 days but he wrote my Mom a letter before he died (he had dates written in the letter each time he started to work on it).....and he hid it in the house so we'd find it later. She found it 3 months after he passed, and in it he told her how much he loved her and he wanted her to know before he got to the point where he couldn't tell her anymore because of the Dementia.

    I'm so glad that our resident comedians have left this thread alone.....

    Good bless your Moms both.....and thanks for sharing your stories.

    Coach Bryant is still finding a way to touch us all -- decades later......
    I've dealt with probably 100 families with someone who had dementia in some form. My own father died from Alzhymiers some 15 years ago. My mother died 18 months ago...I miss them every day. My boys call us most days...5 out of 7. We live near one now and see him and his family at least 3x per week. Nothing else comes close...remember this ad well.
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    Re: Did You Call Your Momma Today

    I was a freshman at Alabama, been in classes for about two weeks. Late one afternoon while in my dorm room my phone rang it was from the dorm's front desk. The student on the phone said I had a guest. I hung up and headed downstairs. As I got off the elevator I immediately saw one of my Dad's best friends standing in the lobby right in front of the elevator. I knew immediately why he was there. We sat down and he told me my mother had died late that morning and my Dad asked him to come to Tuscaloosa, break the news, and bring me home. It was a three hour drive home and during that ride I had no idea what to do or what my future might be. Yes, life can change in the blink of an eye.
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    Well, like Coach Bryant and others in this thread I dearly wish I could call mine, even though I thought I was calling often enough when she was alive, it really wasn't often enough nor were my visits I realize now. A tough old biddy, her oncologist told me the night that she died that he believed it was the end, but then laughed and said "but then I've given up on her a half a dozen times and somehow she came back!". Perhaps so, but this time he was right and she didn't make it to morning. Like I said before, a tough old biddy, she'd already made her funeral arrangements and had paid for them nearly fifteen years before her death. She told me what she wanted, that she be cremated and the ashes spread on the sand dunes at their house at the beach as had been done with my step-father. When I commented that I wasn't sure if that was legal, I was awarded a cold stare and told that if she wanted to know what the state required she'd have damn well checked it herself. Needless to say, I did as I was told! So many stories I could tell and still I wouldn't do justice to that lady! Just know this, she was one of a kind and nothing I can write will ever paint the portrait of what she really was. She died almost 25 years ago and I still get tears in my eyes writing this. She went to Bama and knew Paul and Mary Harmon Bryant well, and her comment when Coach Bryant's hiring was announced was, "It's about time! Paul is smart and he'll fix this mess!". I'll be damned if, as usual, the woman was right! Roll Tide Mom, I still miss you every day.
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