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    Haim

    Sweet story, Dan.
    Parkinsons is an absolute bitch, it robs people of their physical abilities.
    You did a good thing.

    Aidan

    Could you please put a warning label at the beginning of posts saying "Warning: Contents may may make sensitive people blubber like idiots."

    You, Dan Renzi, live in a world that is larger than just yourself. That is one of the things I like about you. You are a good boy.

    How is HP going? Have you finished yet? My favorite line is "She's nuttier than squirrel poo."

    Richard

    I am in the middle of being pissed at my dad for being old and forgetful and making me soo mad I want to yell( and I never yell). You allowed me to mull for a moment. I'm still pissed at him, but I may now take a differnt approach in my speaking with him tomorrow morning. Thank you for reminding me of the need to breath before passing judgement.

    Yummsh

    Dan, I read three chapters in a row last night that thoroughly kicked my ass. Give yourself about 100-150 pages, and be ready. Sorry to post this here, but there are no comments on the other entries.

    I think we all need a reason to slow down, too.

    Jayne

    "Could you please put a warning label at the beginning of posts saying "Warning: Contents may may make sensitive people blubber like idiots."

    I second this request. What a sweet guy you are, Dan. I really enjoyed that story. =)

    no name slob

    Awww. Very sweet, in the good, refreshing way, like caffé freddo. Thanks for the story.

    Leo

    Yay! I was missing him!
    And I like him now!! And you were sweet (shockers! lol)

    John

    I love gardening by moonlight..

    Jen

    You are a great person Dan!

    misscrankypants

    "Could you please put a warning label at the beginning of posts saying "Warning: Contents may may make sensitive people blubber like idiots."

    Thirded. What a nice story. I tend to get impatient with our elderly citizens, but they have so much to share. I need to remember that more often.

    Bill H

    Dan, thanks for reminding us that we all need to slow down and admire the blue flowers that don't match anything. They are still beautiful, despite their errant color. As well, you remind us that people are just that, people. We all have stories and flaws and beauty and eccentricities. The key to life is to admire them all, the good and the bad. They make us who and what we are.

    Oh, and Richard in the comment above, it is not your place to pass judgement. You have right to be angry, but passing judgement does not belong to anyone. Tell your father that you are angry with him and why, but do not judge him for being old and forgetful. It will get you nowhere and one day you will be in the same place.

    The Aitch

    Awesome, awesome. I am glad you slowed down for him. I was a CNA for 5 years and one of my most favorite patients was a man w/ Parkinsons and it was awful. People would just think he was being crazy or trying to be an ass when he really just could not help what his body was doing to him physically. The worst part? It does not affect the mind. Just the body, but people don't bother to take the time to understand that. I am proud that you did.

    erik

    that is such a great story. this is exactly the reason we need to get married!

    Peter

    Thanks for sharing Dan.

    I think it's a good lesson to all of us. Look past someone's outside and see what's inside. It was great and very brave of him to share his truths! Can I assume you'll stop calling him your crazy neighbor?

    Amanda

    That is so sweet. Even though you had to pee, I'm glad you took the time to walk with your neighbor. You're a very good person, Dan.

    Kindra

    I am a lurker who looks like an idiot at the Phili airport bar waiting for my flight. That warmed my heart!!! It's nice to slow down sometimes isn't it.

    meg

    You always have the best stories. Thanks Dan :)

    jules

    Dan, I love your neighbor stories and your mom stories and ALL of your stories. You rock.
    xo, Jules
    www.bigpikchur.blogspot.com

    Lora

    Dan, what a great story! Thank you for sharing!

    Parkinson's is the disease that Michael J Fox has. He is fighting for stem cell research to someday find a cure for this horrible disease. The current administration has vetoed any additional stem cell research....ugh!

    Okay...won't ruin a lovely story with my political thoughts!

    Lora

    art

    i think i'm going to go buy some blue flowers.

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