Friday, October 27, 2006

Silent House

No, not mine...It is a song by the Dixie Chicks on their latest CD "Taking the Long Way". It is a really good CD. It is really crazy how they have been banned from certain radio stations because of their political beliefs. We have a newer country station in the Detroit area and they had people call in and vote whether or not they wanted the Dixie Chicks music played on this station and I think they lost. I was amazed at the ignorance of people calling in to complain. The music is great regardless. It is really sad. Their first single "Not Ready to Make Nice" is even about this situation. It mentions how they got death threats because the lead singer made a comment about being ashamed to be from the same state as George W. Bush. If I was from Texas I would be ashamed too, but that is another story.

Back to the point of this post. Silent House is a song about someone with Alzheimers. I heard it for the first time the other day and it made me think of my Grandma. "I will try to connect all the pieces you left. I will carry it on and let you forget. I'll remember the years when your mind was clear. How the laughter and life filled up this silent house." I was very close with my Grandma growing up. My mom and I lived with her for awhile and we spent a lot of time together. Now she is in a home and I don't see her too often. I saw her a couple of weeks ago. She really enjoyed seeing the kids. I got pictures of her holding little Morgan. Two days ago my mom called and told me they were taking my Grandma to the hospital. She's not doing good. Her blood counts were down and she was dizzy and her memory had gotten drastically worse. I went and saw her last night. They aren't sure what is wrong yet. And once they figure it out, not sure they will be able to do anything about it. She is 84 and probably couldn't take a surgery. My visit with her was actually kind of humorous. She was telling me that Meerkats live under my aunt's deck and it is all because the neighbor lady used to feed them. I really don't think we have Meerkats in Michigan, but I didn't go there. She asked if my husband knew how to get rid of them. I just said that I didn't think he had experience with Meerkats.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

(((((BIG HUG))))). I understand this too (the grandma part)! You know to call me if you need anything! Even just to blow off steam!