Weekend Reflections!

Here's a new link-up I thought I'd try out from Chalk One Up For The Teacher:


Every Saturday morning, I go to my father's apartment in Winthrop, Massachusetts - which is where I grew up.  After I do the chores, we go for a short stroll at Deer Island which is home to a sewerage treatment plant.  The agency in charge - the MWRA - made a scenic walkway around the perimeter of Deer Island.  My father and I walk a very short distance, but it's right on the ocean and right across from the Boston skyline and the airport:

Today, it was low tide, but there were plenty of small sailboats.  In the distance, you can see the Boston Harbor islands:

It's not the best picture, but you get the idea - I hope!

Here's my father taking a rest on his usual bench:

I wrote this post because a lot of people have older parents who have health issues and need help from their children.  They call us the "sandwich" generation for a good reason; we have our own families and jobs, but we have to devote time to care for our parents, too.  My father and I have had this routine for six years now, and I feel lucky that I am able to help him and keep him company.  Of course, it's easier in the summer because I have more time. 

Enjoy this beautiful summer weekend!

1 comment

  1. I bet your dad cherishes these Saturdays with you. What a great daughter you are!
    Grade 4 Buzz


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