If you're in the Arlington, VA area, check out the FREE! "Red Glory" hedge rose plants available for pick up at Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden. http://maps.google.com/maps... They are leaning against the small closet next to the garden. Since the roots were cut they will probably die back a bit when first planted. Next year they will do fine. Planted 1959!
Doctors say Mom's not responding to meds, and this morning, her condition has worsened to the point of near-catatonic non-responsiveness overall. Glad I got here in time last night to catch some of her before it got any worse. Dr also said he expects only 2-3 more days, but this could linger on for days or weeks, so we're setting up home hospice.
As impossible (and unlikely) as it seems, according to the official record, as of 1:56 PM Central Time today, I will have been a mouth-breather for a full half-century. Quite frankly, if I'd known I was going to last this long, I might have actually come up with a plan.