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Caring for Older Parents

Caring for Older Parents: Heeding the Fifth Commandment

Whatever problems may develop, my commitment is to do whatever it takes to help my parents, respect them, and honor them.

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Tribute to Bob and Jean Peterson

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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What My Parents Taught Me About Generosity

As a teenager, I was startled by an older friend’s observation to me: “Your parents are some of the most generous people I’ve ever known.” My first thought was, My…

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He Changed His Last Name

After more than four decades, Rob still feels a knot in his stomach when he thinks about his father. He didn’t see him much after he was 5 years old….

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Tribute to Carl Tull

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Healing From the Scars of Childhood

As a young boy growing up in a small, white two-story frame home, I was terrified of a strange place: the attic. An eerie stillness enveloped me as I ventured…

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Tribute to Clyde Cooper

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Honoring Your Parents: Are You Helping or Hindering Your Spouse?

After you were married, did you begin to see your parents in a different light? This experience is pretty common for married couples.  Each of us comes from a separate…

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Tribute to Dalcie Rainey

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Tribute to Don and Carol Kurtz

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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My Two Incredible Mothers

I have been incredibly blessed to have two amazing mothers. One is my own mother, and the other my mother-in-law. Even though both of them are in heaven now, hardly…

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Tribute to Eileen Butler

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Not a Hallmark Dad

For most of my life I dreaded Father’s Day. Picking out a card for my dad was difficult because he was never what you might call a “Hallmark dad.” I…

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Tribute to Eileen S Lepine

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Realities of the Caregiving Journey

by Shelly Beach  When I was 13, my 90-year-old grandmother moved into our home. Grandma Burke was from the Old Country and left her family to move to “Visconsin” from Sweden…

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Tribute to Gene and Betty Eckerson

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Remembering My Mom

The call came at 4:30 a.m. on March 2, 2003. My brother, Gary, was on the phone from Ozark, Mo. As he told me that our mother, Dalcie Rainey, had…

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Tribute to HD and Elizabeth Helvey

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Thanks Dad: Letters From War

“In all of the far-flung operations of our Armed Forces, the toughest job has been performed by the average, easy-going, hard-fighting young American who carries the weight of battle on…

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Tribute to Hook Rainey

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Tribute to James and Catherine Quady

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Tribute to John and Brenda Salyer

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Tribute to Alan Nagel

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Tribute to Robert and Willena Joyce

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Tribute to Art and June Lindstrom

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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A Tribute to Ron and Cleve Boehi

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Tribute to Barney and Mardeen Berta

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Tribute to Stanley Overby Jr

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Tribute to Bill White

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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“We Will Be a Family”

How six adult children honored the single mother who raised them.

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