I just finished reading your wonderful book, which should be a textbook for any course given to professionals and non- professionals in the world of Senior Care. Most importantly, you capture that Senior Care is an emotionally charged environment that impacts the day-to-day operations in ways that are hardly scientific but require sensitivity, empathy, and, of course, a sense of humor and wisdom.
For example:

I shall steal the expression “organ recital,” I hear it all too often among people with too much time on their hands and who did not think of their retirement until they had no choice.

Your wife and my wife would get along well based on her analysis of you.

Your mother and my mother could relate. My mother was a Holocaust survivor who lives to 89 because of the horrors she endured, which made her tough and stubborn. That toughness didn’t always manifest itself in positive ways, especially in regard to my wife, her daughter-in-law.

There were several times where I laughed out loud. I especially got a kick out of your statement that there are now more options for Christmas presents for Uncle Gene.  .As someone who has/had very few relatives, I am a bit envious of people with a bunch of endearing and not so endearing relatives,

There’s so much wisdom in the sections on enemies and choosing as well as in the statements from Don Meredith and George Burns which, in typical Minnix fashion, combined laughs and food for thought.

With your blessing, I would like to send a copy of this email to Bill McGinley, CEO of ACHCA, and a long term buddy, as we need to figure a way to promote this book to their members as well as many many other people.

Let’s talk sometime. I’m afraid my single malt will have to wait until later (not much later – a predinner ritual), but I did smoke one of my favorite cigars as I read the book (two readings, same cigar).

J. Rich