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  •  Great diary - had to rec for the bacon tag, too (11+ / 0-)

    Thank you for sharing.  My mom is like your relatives.  she gets all her news from her hairdresser who is convinced America is doomed and that all of the sinners (democrats) have re-elected the anti-Christ.  

    I think the only thing that will change her attitude is to sell her house and move her down here to SoFla with me (or near me) - she's 86, and lives 300 miles away near The Villages with their town full of tea-bag fanatics.  

    I can't leave her on her own much longer, it's getting harder for her to get around, she's still pretty independent but all her friends are dying and she's depressed.  She refuses to come back to SoFla (she and dad moved away 30 years ago), but I'm thinking I'll have to play hardball and drag her out of there.  The discourse up there is unhealthy for anybody!

    "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

    by Ricochet67 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:59:28 AM PST

    •  Certainly, if the only feedback you're getting (10+ / 0-)

      is from the paranoid and mislead, it is difficult to escape the same thought processes. It is especially sad to me that our elderly citizens like your mother are exposed to a constant barrage of it.

      My 90+ year-old grandmother recently broke a hip. She's witty as can be, still mentally astute, but her body can no longer keep pace with her mind. She doesn't want to move when she leaves the hospital, but we all know (even she) that her days of living alone are over. Even still, it feels like a forced decision to her. So, my heart is with you in matters concerning your mom. I hope she ends up near you or with you... the change of scenery, and conversation might bring her joy instead of gloom!

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