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2022-08-16 10:49:02 AM  
When you get lost less than a mile from home because you are looking for your dead sister, methinks you have left the "early stage" of Alzheimer's in the rear view mirror.

Good on this little boy, and on mom for listening to him..
 
2022-08-16 11:22:07 AM  
Who names their dog Bubbles?  Sheesh.

/didn't RTFA
 
2022-08-16 11:23:08 AM  
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2022-08-16 11:26:22 AM  

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*shakes tiny Conky of rage*
 
2022-08-16 11:29:36 AM  
Karen said her mom told her she left the house to go look for her deceased sister.

You almost found her.
 
2022-08-16 11:32:33 AM  
It seems the difference between growing up a hero with a feel good story to tell and growing up with a Brothers Grimm curse on you because you found an ancient woman's body in the forest is about 24 hours of decomposition.
 
2022-08-16 11:33:26 AM  
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2022-08-16 11:34:39 AM  
How was the dog making bubbles?
 
2022-08-16 11:36:38 AM  
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2022-08-16 11:37:39 AM  
Wait, how lost can you be if you can be found by a toddler chasing bubbles in his back yard?

Oh, alzhiemers.
 
2022-08-16 11:41:55 AM  

Were_Outta_Bort_License_Plates: Who names their dog Bubbles?  Sheesh.

/didn't RTFA


I heard Michael Jackson used to blow Bubbles.
 
2022-08-16 11:42:11 AM  
CSI cold open style? Or the nicer, heartwarming one?
 
2022-08-16 11:43:34 AM  

namegoeshere: When you get lost less than a mile from home because you are looking for your dead sister, methinks you have left the "early stage" of Alzheimer's in the rear view mirror.

Good on this little boy, and on mom for listening to him..


Depends.  My M-I-L would get lost near to her home because of new construction in the area of the grocery store she'd been shopping at for 40 years.  She was fine going there as even with the construction it fit her mental image of what it should look like well enough.  But walking out of the store and sitting in the parking lot once the destination was home it looked totally different and suddenly she had no idea where she was.  She'd see the street name, knew it and assumed she must be on the far end of the road from her area and take the turn to what she thought was the direction home.  She was turning turning the wrong way in reality.  My wife started driving her after it happened a few times (and we got her license revoked,... that was a hoot) and could confirm that walking out it looked nothing like it had 5 years prior.  We have no idea how many times she'd driven the wrong way, driven a bit and ran into an area that was familiar enough to get her turned around the right direction.  She lasted another 15 years after that and it really was early onset.

So knowing she was at her sisters house and then getting turned around because of recent development in the area would not surprise me with early onset.  Based on what I've seen I would expect that more in early onset because that's how insidious Alzheimer's is.  Everything's fine until it's not, but is that something wrong with them or is it just a moment of life overwhelming them.

/Youtube rescue and recovery diver channels are filled with stories like this that are far more tragic
 
2022-08-16 11:43:45 AM  
This is the news story the right wingers in this country need to get those pesky child labor laws removed.
 
2022-08-16 11:43:46 AM  
Bubbles is back in town and wants your phone number.

/remember blowing bubbles when you were a kid?
//reverse jokes! haha!
 
2022-08-16 11:45:18 AM  
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2022-08-16 11:47:47 AM  
1 1/2 years old, and smart enough to :
See that something was wrong.
Tell somebody.
That's good.
This is a good thing, right?
I'm not missing the irony, or anything?
 
2022-08-16 11:48:34 AM  
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2022-08-16 11:49:04 AM  
At least he wasnt running after a kite.
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2022-08-16 11:51:17 AM  
Poor Bubbles.
 
2022-08-16 11:52:14 AM  
""I didn't know if I needed to go into fight or flight because I had my little boy out here and the other inside."

JFC America, a collapsed Black elderly lady can trigger "fight or flight?"  WTF is wrong with people.  What did she think, a land shark was in the area?
 
2022-08-16 12:00:38 PM  

deadsanta: JFC America, a collapsed Black elderly lady can trigger "fight or flight?" WTF is wrong with people. What did she think, a land shark was in the area?


Not saying that you are necessarily wrong, but I read it as "ZOMG, is that body? My baby doesn't need to see a body yet! Is it moving, I have to help! Wait it could be horrendous, what do I do with little Jimmy?" all happening in that first 2 seconds of mental gymnastics that happens when the brain is confronted with something as wrong and unexpected as "My kid just said I see feet and there are feet where there should only be leaves and maybe a bunny."

Based on what they did in the following moment and a couple of days later I have hope my assessment is correct.
 
2022-08-16 12:03:07 PM  
The bubbles and the wind deserve the Ukrainian Hero Tag. If the bubbles didn't fly to where the wind was going, the old lady would not have been found! Praise be to bubbles and wind!

I miss the American Hero Tag.
 
2022-08-16 12:03:32 PM  

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Oh yeah?  Well,

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2022-08-16 12:07:17 PM  

fst_creeper: namegoeshere: When you get lost less than a mile from home because you are looking for your dead sister, methinks you have left the "early stage" of Alzheimer's in the rear view mirror.

Good on this little boy, and on mom for listening to him..

Depends.  My M-I-L would get lost near to her home because of new construction in the area of the grocery store she'd been shopping at for 40 years.  She was fine going there as even with the construction it fit her mental image of what it should look like well enough.  But walking out of the store and sitting in the parking lot once the destination was home it looked totally different and suddenly she had no idea where she was.  She'd see the street name, knew it and assumed she must be on the far end of the road from her area and take the turn to what she thought was the direction home.  She was turning turning the wrong way in reality.  My wife started driving her after it happened a few times (and we got her license revoked,... that was a hoot) and could confirm that walking out it looked nothing like it had 5 years prior.  We have no idea how many times she'd driven the wrong way, driven a bit and ran into an area that was familiar enough to get her turned around the right direction.  She lasted another 15 years after that and it really was early onset.

So knowing she was at her sisters house and then getting turned around because of recent development in the area would not surprise me with early onset.  Based on what I've seen I would expect that more in early onset because that's how insidious Alzheimer's is.  Everything's fine until it's not, but is that something wrong with them or is it just a moment of life overwhelming them.

/Youtube rescue and recovery diver channels are filled with stories like this that are far more tragic


Both my parents now apparently have dementia so I'm sure to sleep well tonight.

/one's in a home
//the other one I have to get into one, somehow
 
2022-08-16 12:08:11 PM  
Missing Alzheimer's patients are by far the most common reason for Search & Rescue call-outs in the U.S.
 
2022-08-16 12:10:07 PM  

deadsanta: ""I didn't know if I needed to go into fight or flight because I had my little boy out here and the other inside."

JFC America, a collapsed Black elderly lady can trigger "fight or flight?"  WTF is wrong with people.  What did she think, a land shark was in the area?


Uh, maybe they thought she was dead. And if they stumbled on a dead body, it's logical to assume there's a possibility of a killer in the immediate area.

The whole racism angle is your personal Rorschach blot.
 
2022-08-16 12:21:18 PM  

WelldeadLink: How was the dog making bubbles?


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2022-08-16 12:37:58 PM  
FTA: ""Thank you for your Christian walk," Karen told Moore..."


Wait, what??


FTA: "...as she gifted Ethan with a bag of toy bubbles."


Ugh for some reason calling them "toy " bubbles bothers me, but whatever...


FTA: ""I recognised it right off. The story of bubbles is so pure and innocent and yet effective.""


Huh?  you also see Jeezus in your toast, don't you?


FTA: "I truly think this was something outside of what any human could do," said Moore. "It took a child who was being worked by God. We will always teach him what he did, how he played an impact in it."


WHAT?? How is this outside of what any human can do? It was the wind and bubbles, not god... and "played"an impact??  You think God's plan was to waste the time and effort of the SAR teams and make the old lady (your Mom) suffer for a little longer?

JFC who talks and thinks like this like this?  Are they messing with us?
 
2022-08-16 12:45:21 PM  

2KanZam: FTA: ""Thank you for your Christian walk," Karen told Moore..."


Wait, what??


FTA: "...as she gifted Ethan with a bag of toy bubbles."


Ugh for some reason calling them "toy " bubbles bothers me, but whatever...


FTA: ""I recognised it right off. The story of bubbles is so pure and innocent and yet effective.""


Huh?  you also see Jeezus in your toast, don't you?


FTA: "I truly think this was something outside of what any human could do," said Moore. "It took a child who was being worked by God. We will always teach him what he did, how he played an impact in it."


WHAT?? How is this outside of what any human can do? It was the wind and bubbles, not god... and "played"an impact??  You think God's plan was to waste the time and effort of the SAR teams and make the old lady (your Mom) suffer for a little longer?

JFC who talks and thinks like this like this?  Are they messing with us?


Is it the same god that allowed her to become afflicted with Alzheimer's, and wander off into the woods?

Because that would be kind of a dick move.
 
2022-08-16 12:45:35 PM  
2KanZam:

JFC who talks and thinks like this like this?  Are they messing with us?

Middle aged and elderly Southern Black ladies who grew up spending a lot of time in church. Here in the north we have some who sound close, maybe a bit toned down. They are the ones in church with their hair done, their best hats on, a modesty handkerchief in their laps and are fanning themselves. Yes, it is a stereotype but many stereotypes have risen out of reality.
 
2022-08-16 1:06:40 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: 2KanZam: FTA: ""Thank you for your Christian walk," Karen told Moore..."


Wait, what??


FTA: "...as she gifted Ethan with a bag of toy bubbles."


Ugh for some reason calling them "toy " bubbles bothers me, but whatever...


FTA: ""I recognised it right off. The story of bubbles is so pure and innocent and yet effective.""


Huh?  you also see Jeezus in your toast, don't you?


FTA: "I truly think this was something outside of what any human could do," said Moore. "It took a child who was being worked by God. We will always teach him what he did, how he played an impact in it."


WHAT?? How is this outside of what any human can do? It was the wind and bubbles, not god... and "played"an impact??  You think God's plan was to waste the time and effort of the SAR teams and make the old lady (your Mom) suffer for a little longer?

JFC who talks and thinks like this like this?  Are they messing with us?

Is it the same god that allowed her to become afflicted with Alzheimer's, and wander off into the woods?

Because that would be kind of a dick move.


Not only does God play billiards, but he sometimes plays billiards with bubbles.
 
2022-08-16 1:50:28 PM  

catmandu: 2KanZam:

JFC who talks and thinks like this like this?  Are they messing with us?

Middle aged and elderly Southern Black ladies who grew up spending a lot of time in church. Here in the north we have some who sound close, maybe a bit toned down. They are the ones in church with their hair done, their best hats on, a modesty handkerchief in their laps and are fanning themselves. Yes, it is a stereotype but many stereotypes have risen out of reality.


Thatt was my MIL to a T.  Elderly, Black, and Baptist. You couldn't have a normal conversation with the woman.

Hey Barbara, what do you think about that tree?
- I'll have to read my Bible about it.

Hey Barbara, look at that cute kid.
- Jesus blessed that family and I hope they go to the right church or that baby is going to hell.

Hey Barbara, why did you go on a cruise instead of fixing the septic tank?
- I prayed on it and God told me to

Hey Barbara, where did the money for your mortgage go?
- Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, and Paula White told me I could increase my blessings by giving them all my money.
 
2022-08-16 1:57:44 PM  

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2022-08-16 2:21:12 PM  

BonoboJeezus: deadsanta: ""I didn't know if I needed to go into fight or flight because I had my little boy out here and the other inside."

JFC America, a collapsed Black elderly lady can trigger "fight or flight?"  WTF is wrong with people.  What did she think, a land shark was in the area?

Uh, maybe they thought she was dead. And if they stumbled on a dead body, it's logical to assume there's a possibility of a killer in the immediate area.

The whole racism angle is your personal Rorschach blot.


That's the most *illogical* notion you could have when stumbling on an elderly body, anywhere.  Most normal adults go, "OMG it's an elderly person unconscious on the ground, let's call 911 after we check for a pulse!"  Only the perpetually terrified think it's a serial killer, the rarest cause of death in America, after shark attack.
 
2022-08-16 2:26:30 PM  

rosekolodny: catmandu: 2KanZam:

JFC who talks and thinks like this like this?  Are they messing with us?

Middle aged and elderly Southern Black ladies who grew up spending a lot of time in church. Here in the north we have some who sound close, maybe a bit toned down. They are the ones in church with their hair done, their best hats on, a modesty handkerchief in their laps and are fanning themselves. Yes, it is a stereotype but many stereotypes have risen out of reality.

Thatt was my MIL to a T.  Elderly, Black, and Baptist. You couldn't have a normal conversation with the woman.

Hey Barbara, what do you think about that tree?
- I'll have to read my Bible about it.

Hey Barbara, look at that cute kid.
- Jesus blessed that family and I hope they go to the right church or that baby is going to hell.

Hey Barbara, why did you go on a cruise instead of fixing the septic tank?
- I prayed on it and God told me to

Hey Barbara, where did the money for your mortgage go?
- Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, and Paula White told me I could increase my blessings by giving them all my money.


You will get some, especially in the north, who are A.M.E instead of Baptist but yeah, the thinking and talking is the same.
 
2022-08-16 3:00:33 PM  
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2022-08-16 3:22:00 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: 2KanZam: FTA: ""Thank you for your Christian walk," Karen told Moore..."

Ministry of Silly Walks
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2022-08-16 3:26:47 PM  

fst_creeper: namegoeshere: When you get lost less than a mile from home because you are looking for your dead sister, methinks you have left the "early stage" of Alzheimer's in the rear view mirror.

Good on this little boy, and on mom for listening to him..

Depends.  My M-I-L would get lost near to her home because of new construction in the area of the grocery store she'd been shopping at for 40 years.  She was fine going there as even with the construction it fit her mental image of what it should look like well enough.  But walking out of the store and sitting in the parking lot once the destination was home it looked totally different and suddenly she had no idea where she was.  She'd see the street name, knew it and assumed she must be on the far end of the road from her area and take the turn to what she thought was the direction home.  She was turning turning the wrong way in reality.  My wife started driving her after it happened a few times (and we got her license revoked,... that was a hoot) and could confirm that walking out it looked nothing like it had 5 years prior.  We have no idea how many times she'd driven the wrong way, driven a bit and ran into an area that was familiar enough to get her turned around the right direction.  She lasted another 15 years after that and it really was early onset.

So knowing she was at her sisters house and then getting turned around because of recent development in the area would not surprise me with early onset.  Based on what I've seen I would expect that more in early onset because that's how insidious Alzheimer's is.  Everything's fine until it's not, but is that something wrong with them or is it just a moment of life overwhelming them.

/Youtube rescue and recovery diver channels are filled with stories like this that are far more tragic


It was less the "got lost" and more the "looking for her dead sister" that prompted my remark.
 
2022-08-16 3:35:02 PM  
New hiking safety tip: Take along a container of bubbles. If you get lost, whip it out and blow bubbles to attract nearby toddlers.
 
2022-08-16 4:20:59 PM  

BonoboJeezus: deadsanta: ""I didn't know if I needed to go into fight or flight because I had my little boy out here and the other inside."

JFC America, a collapsed Black elderly lady can trigger "fight or flight?"  WTF is wrong with people.  What did she think, a land shark was in the area?

Uh, maybe they thought she was dead. And if they stumbled on a dead body, it's logical to assume there's a possibility of a killer in the immediate area.

The whole racism angle is your personal Rorschach blot.


Plus, ya know, shoes?
 
2022-08-16 5:10:12 PM  

namegoeshere: It was less the "got lost" and more the "looking for her dead sister" that prompted my remark.


She didn't form the first memory or it was lost.  Any associated feelings of loss or grief would be lost.  So now she doesn't know her sister is dead and goes looking.  It's a reasonable response under the circumstances.  When we were trying to get my mother in laws license revoked, one of the issues was that she had an accident and had no memory of it.  It just didn't exist and therefore anything that was a consequence was wrong as far as she was concerned.  She reported the car stolen repeatedly.  When my brother-in-law helped her get a new car (his assholery is a different discussion) she assumed it was someone illegally parking in her driveway.  But aside from that she passed every single cognitive test was given.  It was like she could turn it off if she was doing was really important.
 
2022-08-16 5:48:34 PM  
Why is God giving people Alzheimers then using unskilled, underage worker to locate them?
 
2022-08-16 5:59:37 PM  

NotARocketScientist: New hiking safety tip: Take along a container of bubbles. If you get lost, whip it out and blow bubbles to attract nearby toddlers.


First make sure that you have enough wood for proper cooking.
 
2022-08-16 9:26:42 PM  
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