Maple CornersMay 15, 2009
I've been to Annie's blog before, but I was blog-hopping, as I am wont to do. But now, I'm seriously her biggest new fan.
She takes care of her mother, Josephine, who has Alzheimer's (and who is an artist in her own right - Oh, PLEASE click that link - it's amazing). She was part of the Memory Loss Tapes, the first of four documentaries in The Alzheimer's Project (you should TiVo it!).
The show is lovely, and difficult to watch, and necessary, and it's so good, in the middle of the heartbreak to see Annie carding fiber, her spinning wheel in the background, loving her mom SO HARD. (It's an easy-to-miss line, but she says it was her spinning group that helped her put up the fence around the perimeter of her farm, the fence that protects her mother from the road. Of course it was. Bless the fiber-folk.)
Also, I can't be the only one who noticed Josephine hums everywhere she goes?
Annie also raises alpacas (as well as dogs, chickens, and llamas). Alpacas hum when they're happy.
When I retire, I'm moving in with Annie.