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  posted on 10/3/2002 at 10:27 AM
Congratulations Butch on receiving the Rita Hayworth Alzheimer's Foundation Caretakers Award tonight at the Waldorf.
 
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  posted on 10/3/2002 at 12:24 PM
I second that -- what a worthy cause, helped out by a most worthy human being & brilliant musician.

 

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  posted on 10/3/2002 at 06:05 PM
Congratulations Butch on being awarded this honour.

Given the circumstances I'm sure it is an award you might wish you were not receiving.

Thanks to the entire ABB and their organization for supporting this cause.


 

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  posted on 10/3/2002 at 07:18 PM
Adding my congratulations and appreciation for anything you have done in the cause of curing Alzheimer's. I have personal experience of its devastation. Thanks for lending your hand.

 

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  posted on 10/3/2002 at 11:10 PM
Congratulations, a great honor for a great person.Peace
 
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  posted on 10/29/2002 at 12:05 AM
Butch's story about his personal experiences with the disease (through his family) sounds like it was very moving. Great job, big guy!

 

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  posted on 10/30/2002 at 10:21 PM
Butch, congratulations on your award. I am also sorry to learn of your mother's passing earlier this year. I hope everything is ok with you and your family. Keep the road going on forever.
 
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  posted on 11/10/2002 at 12:30 PM
I appreciate your thoughts but you've all missed the point. I accepted that award on behalf of my dad. He is the one that refused to accept any help and took care of my mom 24/7 for over seven years. The last three years he had to carry her from room to room, bathe her, feed her, change her diapers, you name it. He is 82 years old and his comment was "she is my wife. I promised to take care of her and as long as I am able I will." My dad is one of those very rare people that when he makes a promise he keeps it. When he said "in sickness and in health till death do us part" 60 years ago, he meant it. He's also one of those rare people that knows that actions means something words are just words. His love for my mom was poround and deep. He proved that by actions not words. I would not even think of being hypocritical enough to accept that award. It is his.
 

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  posted on 11/11/2002 at 08:55 PM
I correct my earlier post. I'm in awe of your father. He did what few humans, even pretty good ones, could do. My deepest admiration goes to him.

 

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  posted on 11/11/2002 at 09:20 PM
" My father is eighty something also and I'm proud of him for doing something similar. Maybe that generation was the greatest?
Nice post Butch...

 

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  posted on 11/12/2002 at 01:18 PM
I stand corrected and honor your father for his shining example of love and honor.
 

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  posted on 11/13/2002 at 05:49 PM
Well said, bluedrummer.

 

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  posted on 11/18/2002 at 04:36 PM
"Love and honor". My father's code. Whether he's aware of it or not. Well said BD.
 

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  posted on 1/5/2003 at 10:28 AM
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I accepted that award on behalf of my dad. He is the one that refused to accept any help and took care of my mom 24/7 for over seven years.

I know this isn't a very current thread, but just had to add my thanks.

Like many people, this is something that hits a very personal note. I had a beloved aunt and uncle who were like second parents--a wonderful blessing for any child to have--and my aunt began to show signs of Alzheimer's when she was in her mid-eighties and he was almost 90. My uncle's devotion to his wife was absolutely unswerving, even though she didn't even know him toward the end and they had been married over a half-century. I've often thought since then that this is a little like how God loves us.

Damn, my first post here and I'm sniffling.

[Edited on 5/1/2003 by Sophia]

 
 


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