We did ice skate one more time together when he last visited his family up north, but I had to tie his skates, as he was by then suffering from profound Alzheimer’s dementia. He complemented me on the job I did and I told him I was trained by the best. He laughed.
He had skated all his life. When he was a little kid he skated with a circus in
So when I visited
That is what he would have wanted for me. To keep going in spite of the adversity that life deals us. He was that way too. A survivor. Just keep going around that ice, no matter what happens, we are each of us alive today.
HAPPY NEW YEAR