Sunday, August 28, 2011

Succinctly yours: sagacious

Photo prompt, Grandma's Goulash
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Each week, Grandma herself posts a photo and asks us to use it to inspire a short piece of writing of 140 words, or a very, very short piece of writing of 140 characters including spaces and punctuation.
She also includes the word of the week, chosen by someone who hasn't seen the photo, thus making it very, very interesting! This week's word is "sagacious".

Madge finally took her doctor's sagacious advice, and led Mom off to a care facility across the bay. Mom thought they were going on holiday.

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Jim said...

Hi Kay ~~ You have hit upon about the best way to move a 'Mom.'

We did similarly with Mrs. Jim's Mom. She and Mrs. Jim went for a ride but when it was time to go home Mother's furniture had been relocated to a place near us.

Susan Fobes said...

Wow, I didn't see that one comin! We are all so different this week...

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Jim — It's not many years since both of my parents required a care facility. My siblings and I tried to do it several different ways, but the time came when we had to do the "sagacious" thing. They received excellent care and we have no regrets, only gratitude for the staff and management.
— K

Pat said...

And every day will be a holiday for Mom now. It's a hard thing to do, but it's usually the best thing to do.

Helen said...

Oh I hope mom likes it when she gets there!

Elaine said...

I like this one, very good. It's a bit poignant too.

Grandma's Goulash said...

Your story certainly touches on a very tough decision. I'm so fortunate that I never had to do that. We built a one bedroom apartment in our home for my parents and had them with us for their last years. I still treasure those memories.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Your MF is sad this week. My father-in-law is 87 and has Alzheimer's. He was diagnosed some time ago, and we're very lucky that he's still doing great; but we worry about his eventual decline. I hope we never have to make this kind of decision for him. God willing, he'll be able to stay at home with us.