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Overrun...

... but getting on the road anyway!

 

“Art is the closest we can come to understanding how a stranger really feels.”

~ Roger Ebert, Film Critic

 

I don't know how the late Roger Ebert would feel about our soon-to-be filmed documentary, Wine, Women, and Dementia -


Hell, I don't even know how I feel about it as I sit here with this much time...



... to do this many things.



("Ms. Glitz, is this the dumbest thing you've ever attempted seeing as you've never made a documentary before?" "Not even close, but due to my good friend wine, I don't remember most of the others.")


But I know it's happening so I best get my butt in gear and let you all know what days on the route we have some extra down time on the off-chance we can share a moment of camaraderie and cheer as we blunder across America. (I'll be the one blundering; the crew actually knows what they're doing.)


Monday, September 6: Wilson's RV Park in Wendell, Idaho, after 6pm


Wednesday, September 8: Holiday RV Park Campground, North Platte, Nebraska, after 6pm


Tuesday, September 14: Location TBD in or around Bridgeport, Connecticut, after 6pm


Saturday, September 18: La Maison Rouge, Atlanta, Georgia, noon - 2pm


Tuesday, September 21: Location TBD in or around DeSoto, Texas, noon - 1pm


If anyone is interested/available let me know which date in the comments below or email me at licketyglitz@stumpedtowndementia.com. I would love to meet you but I know most of you are working family caregivers and that ain't always in the cards - and if the only thing keeping you from hanging is your dementia person, well, bring 'em along! I would love to meet them too!


FYI... I will wear my mask when meeting you and require you to do so too. Don't give two snits about the politics - I have to stay healthy or the rest of the shoot is off and as this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me I will not take a health risk and lose the whole she-bang. So come masked! And vaxxed to boot is even better!


Now, if the past is any indication, meeting me in person will definitely be a big disappointment for you, so to make it worth your while we have SWAG!



Yes, I ordered a whole box of these buggers so the next time you're out traversing the wilds, dear reader, you will have a sturdy tin mug to drink your wine from.


And if you should see this monstrosity of promotion chug through your state do give us a honk and a wave! (Conversely, if you should see it stranded by the side of the road call us a tow truck.)


We're gonna be hard to miss.

 

While I'm not sure our final product will be considered "art" by movie critics like Mr. Ebert, my hope is that Wine, Women, and Dementia will offer the world an understanding of how it really feels to be a dementia family caregiver - that our dementia households are their neighbors and friends doing the best we can - not strangers in their communities.


Strange?


YOU BET!


But with any luck no longer strangers.


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Joy Pollak
Joy Pollak
Oct 11, 2021

LMAO I LOVE that you wrote that it would be a disappointment to meet you. The pressure of that kind must be the biggest hurdle to overcome!I don't envy your position... But then again, I so do.

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Joy Pollak
Joy Pollak
Oct 14, 2021
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How's the BFITB? In all this? Isn't it the BFOTR now?

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nkvaughn
Sep 14, 2021

Keep chugging through Stage 8, my friend!!! Sad we didn't get to meet this go-round but it will just be something to look forward on the OTHER side of Stage 8 (Stage 9)! :-) In the meantime, keep punching that mutha dementia square on in the face!

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Lickety Glitz
Lickety Glitz
Oct 14, 2021
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I'm bummed too! We were so slammed with driving everyday and then our internet at night would be iffy and I feel like I didn't give you enough heads up to make it work. Got to meet a few folks, but hopefully you and I will get a face to face in the future.

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Connie Johnson
Connie Johnson
Sep 03, 2021

You GO GIRL! Wish I would get the opportunity to meet you but here's one to make you smile during those long miles on the road...my sister was selected for JURY DUTY. After sorting that out with the "powers that be", I thought it would be interesting to tell my sister that I had gracefully declined on her behalf. She responded after a methodical or so moment.."it might be just what I need if they let me take a nap now and then"! I can only imagine..the courts would have NEVER been the same!😊Be safe, Sweetheart❣

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Lickety Glitz
Lickety Glitz
Sep 07, 2021
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Oh, Connie, I love your sister! That is the best response! Mom got called up for jury duty twice while I was her primary caregiver... I thought it might be awesome respite for me but finally decided the legal system has enough issues without having dementia dismantle it in one day. ;)


We are on our second day of the trip and so far so good as far as The Gloria pushing on through! Keep your fingers crossed that she keeps going all the way to the finish line!

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