Should Mom stop driving?

I am an advocate of “choice” but @neuromooc explains that “choice” and “appreciation” ain’t necessarily the same thing.

The brain is sooooo cool!

My mom and I sitting on the steps of the Art Institute this past summer. My mom and I sitting on the steps of the Art Institute this past summer.

I have tried, repeatedly, to get my mother to stop driving. She just celebrated her 88th birthday. Every time I raise this issue, she emphatically insists that she is not giving up driving. I reason that the cost of taxis would easily be less than what she spends on gas, car maintenance, and insurance. She tells me that she absolutely needs the car in case there is an emergency and ____ (fill in the child or grandchild) is stranded (something that happened once roughly 15 years ago).

My friend Alex Karczmar and I share a laugh. My friend Alex Karczmar and I share a laugh.

This parent-driving-problem is not mine alone. For a long time, I would discuss parent-driving with my friend Greg Karczmar. Greg’s father, who is also my friend, Alex Karczmar, was born in 1915. He is proud of the fact that he…

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