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July 6, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Aging parents: a difficult choice faces us all

Thanks to columnist for sharing universal moment

I wept as I read Jerry Large’s moving column about having to place his mother in a care facility [“An aging parent; a sad choice,” NWThursday, July 2]. With the news these days dominated by the absolutely tragic, the unfortunate and the downright ridiculous, it was refreshing to spend a few moments reading about something that nearly everyone can and will relate to eventually. I appreciated him sharing this difficult moment in his life with grace, emotion and honesty.

Thank you for giving this reader a few moments to attach to the every day, rather than try to once again relate to the often incomprehensible world around us.

— Xlc Dlaqael Joloronde, Poulsbo

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