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I love that you refer to your keepsake as a music box. I’m holding back tears, not very successfully 😢. Your story warms my heart and now I want one of those music boxes. Thank you for sharing your sweet story.

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Yes, I like calling it a music box too

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Thanks so much for reading and it pleases me to no end that it touched you. ❤️

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Simply beautiful. I feel everything in this story.

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thank you for reading 💗

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Dec 21, 2023Liked by Deborah Way

What an wonderful memory of your Dad. Here in tears. So many friends lost their parents to this awful disease without this kind of "gift". Thank you for sharing!

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Thank you for reading 💓

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It is an awful disease, but we had some sweet moments that I will always treasure. I write about it, so others won’t feel so alone in their journey.

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Dec 21, 2023Liked by Deborah Way

Music! Man, the memories held in each tune.. sending us back to wherever.whatever. our lives had us. This is a beautiful gift & keepsake.

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Yes, like time travel

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Yes, music is a wonderful way to reach back in the recesses of an Alzheimer’s patient’s mind.

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Dec 21, 2023Liked by Deborah Way

Music seems to be the way we connect with each other so deeply and I've read it is often the thing people with dementia can hold on to. Thank you for sharing this story about a soul connection across a lifetime. (I had a student named Drobnick from your area who also wrote beautifully!)

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💓

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Yes, it was a beautiful way to connect with Dad. Drobnick is an unusual name, I’m probably related! 😊

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If you are related, say hi for me (Judith Raiskin). They were in college here 7-8 years ago…

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Nope, can't think of who that would be! Perhaps a long-lost cousin! 😊

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Oh I love this so. 🥺 What a tear jerker of an ode. Thank you for sharing your father with us! 💜

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❤️❤️❤️

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It is such my pleasure to share my adorable Dad. Thanks for reading and responding. ❤️

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A beautiful gift for each of you ❤️ thank you for sharing!

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Yes, exactly ❤️

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Thanks for taking the time to respond and to read my story. Alzheimer’s will touch us all at some point. ❤️

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Jan 1Liked by Deborah Way

Man, I am a sucker for daddy daughter stories. No one loves us like our daddies. Thank you for sharing.

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💗💗💗

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It is an awful disease, but we managed to have some sweet moments while he was sick, and I will always treasure them!

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