she told me that things used to be so automatic. Not anymore, she says she has to watch everything. She sleeps a lot, she says.
Watching her expressions and seeing tears fill her eyes and run down her cheeks was hard. She was 93 years old the last time we spoke. She gave birth to 12 children.
My grandmother Fussell would cry every time we drove off. Later, 7 of her 12 children would exhibit signs of alzheimer’s disease.