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Screw Alzheimers by Judith Oppenheimer

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And that’s how she feels about that.

(This is my brother’s mom-in-law Paula, someone we hold very dear to our hearts. She is a brilliant woman with an amazing life story who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years ago. She still gives the best hugs, hasn’t lost her sense of humor or independent streak, and can tear through the Haggadah in two or three languages (she was fluent in English, Russian, Polish, Hebrew, and Yiddish.)

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  • JayneLogan
    JayneLoganover 5 years ago

    Oh my Judith .. This is so wonderful. She is a dear lady, no doubt.

  • Thank you Jayne … this woman is one of my very favorite relatives, funny, sweet, great hugs.

    – Judith Oppenheimer

  • Margarita K
    Margarita Kover 5 years ago


  • thank you Margarita

    – Judith Oppenheimer

  • Heavenandus777
    Heavenandus777over 5 years ago

  • thank you so much!

    – Judith Oppenheimer

  • Samantha Lewandowski
    Samantha Lewan...over 5 years ago

    This is such an honest image… what a dear lady, troubled with this terrible disease, my heart goes out to her x

  • thank you Samantha. She is a warm, funny, very loving lady.

    – Judith Oppenheimer

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 5 years ago

    Oh, god, this is so achingly beautiful. Judith, you are a master at capturing the truth of humanity – thank you so much for sharing these with us. An easy fave, this is :)))

  • Colleen, you’re very kind.

    – Judith Oppenheimer

  • mmargot
    mmargotover 5 years ago

    Portraits of your extended family are among your very best, Judith!
    my mother had a similar reaction to turning 90…

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonover 5 years ago

    What a WONDERFUL portrait…I simply love how you have caught this beautiful face in a moment of totally unselfconscious honest attitude…very playful yes indeed but one can tell she means business!!

  • Marie Magnusson
    Marie Magnussonover 5 years ago

    what a great portrait, I absolutely love it ;-) she looks like a wonderful lady

  • thank you Marie – she’s one of the best :-)

    – Judith Oppenheimer

  • joyousmoon
    joyousmoonover 5 years ago

    This is wonderful! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Elizaday
    Elizadayover 5 years ago

    This reminds me of the poem ‘When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple’, by Jenny Joseph:

    When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
    with a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
    And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
    and satin candles, and say we’ve no money for butter.
    I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired
    and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
    and run my stick along the public railings
    and make up for the sobriety of my youth.

  • that’s lovely Elizaday, thank you :-)

    – Judith Oppenheimer

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