4 books that inspired me

Aerobics for Total Well Being – Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper 

Unthinkable – Scott Rigsby

Momentum – Mark Bravo

Love Life Walk – Steve Fugate 

They are listed in the order I learned of them. 

Week ending 10/23/2016

It’s been a great week for raising awareness concerning alzheimers disease. To use a soccer term, we had a lot of touches. We used Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WordPress. We jogged, walked, drove, and we spoke to a lot of folks, and gave out cards and bracelets.  

To all that helped us raise awareness, thank you. We are grateful. 

  1. It’s about caregivers. 
  2. It’s about finding a cure.
  3. It’s about the patient.
  4. It’s about families 
  5. It’s about the National Institute of Health. 
  6. It’s about the Alzheimer’s Association 
  7. It’s about neuroscientists. 
  8. It’s about folks that work at senior living facilities. 
  9. It’s about all of us. This is a worldwide epidemic, that has to be stopped. 

Alzheimer’s caregivers 

I’m not done yet, because I’m not dead yet 

We gotta find a cure for alzheimer’s

Eldorado – a poem

Gaily bedight,

A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old—
This knight so bold—
And o’er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow—
“Shadow,” said he,
“Where can it be—
This land of Eldorado?”

“Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,”
The shade replied—
“If you seek for Eldorado!”

4 pictures from 10/23/2016 

Who is Harley? – the one from Erick Oklahoma – Route 66

Here is a link to a story about Harley and his deceased wife Annabelle. 


I enjoyed spending time with Harley. We spoke of his wife. She passed away in 2014. I did not want to leave him.

His place is a few feet off of Route 66, in Erick, Oklahoma. He has spoke with many long distance walkers, runners and bicyclist. Most are from other countries. 

He had a man stop once that was crossing America in a manual wheelchair. 

He had a Nascar driver in today. 

Pixar visited twice when they were gathering information for the movie “Cars.”

Harely wanted me to pose for the two pictures below. He wanted my shirt to be seen. 

His wife was an artist in more ways than one. I wish I could have met her.

Foot travel. Gear? – I have one solution

Bob Revolution SE Jogging Stroller

 this was a perfect solution for me. Everything I needed was on the stroller, including the signs promoting why I was out there. 

Follow this link to check them out.


Why would a caregiver quit taking her medication?

Of course it’s not because she doesn’t want to maintain her health. The reason could be she lost her job where she had her health insurance. The reason could be she cannot afford it any more on her own.

Many caregivers start by cutting back there hours at work so they can help someone at home. As the need of the patient increases the caregiver will probably ultimately have to leave their job.

4 quotes by Erma Bombeck

There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.”

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.”

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.”

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion.”

She was an American humorist. The quote in bold type above, is my favorite quote.