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Safe at Home XI: Who changes your diaper?

By JIMMY CURTIS 11th in a series Who changes your diaper? When you were young and helpless, it was mommy. When you are old and helpless, it will be a…

Safe at Home X: The 5 Ps

Safe at Home X: The 5 Ps

By JIMMY CURTIS Tenth in a series Several decades ago in one of my failed business ventures, a producer/director of TV commercials gave me words of wisdom I never forgot:…

Safe at Home IX: 33573 — the have-nots

By JIMMY CURTIS Ninth in a series Zip 33573 is a tale of two cities — the “haves” and the “have-nots.” Although both cities go by the same name, they…

Safe at Home VIII: 33573 — a tale of two cities

Safe at Home VIII: 33573 — a tale of two cities

By JIMMY CURTIS Eighth in a series Zip code 33573 is a tale of two cities — the “haves” and the “have-nots.” Although both cities go by the same name,…

Safe at Home VII: Clueless in Sun City Center

Safe at Home VII: Clueless in Sun City Center

By JIMMY CURTIS Seventh in a series I was clueless when I became Mo’s primary caregiver. But that’s what happens when you meet your new neighbor lying in the parking…

Safe at Home VI: Leap tall buildings in a single bound!

By JIMMY CURTIS Sixth in a series When my maternal grandparents, Baggio and Marietta LoBuono, became too old to work and live alone, they moved in with their oldest daughter.…

Safe at Home V: Show me the money!

Safe at Home V: Show me the money!

By JIMMY CURTIS Fifth in a series The slick ads, the glossy brochures, the Internet websites — all portray the elder care industry as compassionate and caring. And, in most…

Safe at Home IV: ‘Don’t tell Mo I proposed’

Safe at Home IV: ‘Don’t tell Mo I proposed’

By JIMMY CURTIS Fourth in a series “This is such a lovely area. I love it,” Joy said, as I drove her down Kings Boulevard, with its green manicured median…

Safe at Home III: Mo falls in love

Safe at Home III: Mo falls in love

By JIMMY CURTIS Mo is in love. We have found a beautiful, kind, loving woman who treats Mo like a baby. She fixes his meals, cleans his house, tucks him…

Safe at Home

Safe at Home

By JIMMY CURTIS Met my new neighbor the other day. He was facedown in the parking lot. I assisted him to his feet and, after brief introductions, away he went…

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