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The Last of the Few Meals …最后的那几餐…

July 14, 2017By 0 Comments
The Last of the Few Meals …最后的那几餐…

The Last of the Few Meals …最后的那几餐… Brief: Today is the first anniversary of the demise of my father.  So I thought it is appropriate that I re-post this article on the first anniversary of his death. Our family will always remember him as a great and loving husband and father. May his soul rest […]

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My Mother On The Smart Phone!

April 24, 2017By 6 Comments
My Mother On The Smart Phone!

My Mother On The Smart Phone! 我的母亲正在使用智能手机! Abstract: My mother is going to be 89 in May this year. My son bought her a Samsung Tap A smart phone with a 7” screen. With her new toy, she has been busy now watching old movies, on YouTube, Wechat, Whatsapp and on the family group chat. […]

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The Last of the Few Meals …

August 21, 2016By 1 Comment
The Last of the Few Meals …

The Last of the Few Meals … Brief: My father at 94. I have heard … A jester once annoyed the King with an inappropriate joke in the medieval court. To vent his displeasure, he sentenced the jester to death. Immediately when his words left his mouth, the King regretted it. The jester was his […]

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Eat All Those Damned Lemons!

June 14, 2016By 5 Comments
Eat All Those Damned Lemons!

Eat All Those Damned Lemons! Question: It has often being said that when life hands you a lemon, then make a lemonade out of it. This oft-mentioned phrase is used to encourage optimism and faith when one is faced with adversity, hardship, disappointment and setbacks and to maintain a calm composure and positive attitude towards […]

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父亲常詠的诗 Father recites poem

June 9, 2015By 1 Comment
父亲常詠的诗 Father recites poem

父亲常詠的诗 Father recites classical poems (For English version please scroll down) 我的父亲今年是92岁。八年前,一个轻微中风使他卧床不起. 他是几乎失明的,二十年前因为一次车祸使他的左眼完全失明, 右眼是因为发现绿内障太晚现在只剩下大概不到1%的视线。 现在他只能趴在床上,他必须做出极大的挣扎才能坐起来 . 他只能勉强分辨白天或夜晚,所以经常要问我们时间。他只能依赖我们的声音来识别我们. 心理上他是没问题的,但他的反应很缓慢,它需要一些时间来意识到我们的问题. 我们仍然可以和他做普通的交谈, 他还能记得他年轻时候的事件,但他往往不能记得几个小时前吃过什么午饭. 即使失去了他的视线而且也还行動不方便,但是他并不是一个痛苦的人. 他不会自悲也不会感叹他自己的状况. 他完全接受这是他的人生,亦感谢生命授予他现在的一切. 他有3个孩子,和一个伟大的妻子现在照顾他日常的需要. 我的母亲今年是86岁,骨质疏松症使她身体虚弱, 但是她的心智依然尖锐如刀。   我每天照顾他几乎是例行公事,虽然家里还有一个菲律宾女仆为我们做饭等家务. 他如同只是一个简单听话的孩子,只问简单的问题好像“我应该先吃点面包或先喝麦片?”. 也许他只是意图要讨好我们。  我隔天都会给他一个乳果糖溶液和双倍剂量灌肠喝,以帮助他排便。我会修夹他的指甲,鼻孔毛和剃去阴毛和他的上嘴唇和下巴的所有短刚毛。偶尔他拒绝吃那我便要亲手喂他吃.  每天早上,我都会和他脱下沾了尿的隔夜尿布。他都会在厕所坐上大约10分钟排便. 他会自己刷牙齿和使用的卫生纸清理自己. 然后我便用海绵和温和的肥皂彻底地和他擦洗全身,他会坐在椅子上慢慢地享受一个热水澡。 就这样我每天的工作已经算完成了吗? 不 ! 不 ! 不 ! 还是有别的东西呢… 因为没有太大外界的刺激, 于是他的心智和记忆正在慢慢削弱,并渐渐衰退. 虽然他的眼睛看不到所以不能看书了,但是他还是会时常问起关于他收藏的书籍在哪里, 他偶尔会用他的双手去触摸那些书籍来个手掌阅读….似乎他可以看到似的。   我父亲是个喜欢看书的人, 他最喜欢的诗人就是唐代著名的诗人….李白(705 – 762 AD). 他收藏的书籍中他最喜欢的经典书就是李白的唐诗三百首, 那本书经过他无数次的翻阅后都已经变的黄黄色的, 陈旧和破烂.  因此,要挑战我父亲智力最好的办法就是请他背诵这些古典诗,这些都是在他年轻的时候靠硬硬死记死背回来的诗 […]

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6. A Tribute To My Mother

May 11, 2014By 0 Comments
6. A Tribute To My Mother

My mother is now 85. Her ambulatory movement is still good though weak, albeit walking around very slowly with the aid of a quad base walking stick as she is suffering from acute osteoporosis, causing a few of her thoracic and lumbar vertebrae in the spinal cord to fuse. She takes her daily medication dutifully […]

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