Mike Opperman

My Dad was always my hero, always larger than life in many ways. He now is not anything close to that person, thanks to Alzheimers. As each month and year passes, I find myself not being able to remember what he was like. This blog serves as a way for my family and me – and hopefully others - to cope with his progression “into the fog”, and also helps us relive the kind of person my Dad really was.


Posted on: October 24, 2012 by

Dad is a Pioneer

Last week was a very special week for my family. My Dad was honored by the National Dairy Shrine as… Continue Reading


Posted on: October 24, 2012 by

Can you answer the ice cream, please?

Up to now I’ve posted all sad, depressing material. With this post I’ve decided to add one of the more… Continue Reading


Posted on: October 24, 2012 by

Took Dad to a Home Today

Mom finally realized that it was time. For more than a year we have talked to Mom about putting Dad… Continue Reading


Posted on: September 24, 2012 by

A Long, Slow Walk Into the Fog

So how did Dad get this way? As far as we can tell Dad’s memory started to slip right after… Continue Reading

Posted on: September 24, 2012 by

Bye George

Dad was always a great writer. I hope to think that I inherited some of those characteristics. He always wrote… Continue Reading

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