08 September 2016

On the road - Ontario, Canada

Perry siblings minus one, Ontario, Canada
The main reason for my recent trip to Canada was to join the gathering of the Perry clan to recognize the occasion of my father's 90th birthday. He has been in failing health and suffering from Alzheimer's disease. I am so appreciative for the family members living close by and his wife Dianne who have cared for him so lovingly while others of us live far away. The top picture is of my siblings minus my brother Jim who is in India.

We had a birthday reception in the nursing home he moved to after a recent hospitalization. It melted my heart that he did indeed recognize me and certainly seemed aware that the event was in his honor. We ended the day with a feast at my brother Roger's home and gathered for our traditional group shot. I got to see a wealth of relatives in a very short visit.