For Chabber: how old is too old to travel?

Jun 19th, 2003, 10:01 AM
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For Chabber: how old is too old to travel?

Apparently squabbles among certain posters meant your post was deleted. The situation as I remember it was that you wondered whether your 86-year old mother wants to take a cross-country trip to see New England -- and you and your husband would accompany and help her -- but that your father and others are opposed because she is old and has some unspecified health problems.

Since you may not have seen the responses before it disappeared, here's a summary:

A couple of people said that if your mother WANTS to go, she should be able to. But others were concerned about your father's concern -- you didn't say whether he could travel with her nor did you volunteer anything about your mother's specific health problems. Some recommended checking with her doctors and then going ahead, because it would be sad if she could have gone and didn't go. There may be ways to keep the trip easy and also be careful about her health. Someone did mention that your father should not be simply left behind to worry, and that your mother would be reluctant to make him unhappy, even if it made her unhappy to miss the trip.

On the pro side, the bottom line was that, assuming she actually is strong enough for the trip, you/she should go for it because it'll be memorable for her. On the con side was the possibility that she's actually not as strong as she thinks, and that you should respect what her doctors and your father say about that.
Jun 19th, 2003, 10:01 AM
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Well, now the thread is back -- so other posters should please go to Chabber's original post.
Jun 19th, 2003, 10:18 AM
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Threads don't come and go. It was always here. Maybe just buried.
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You haven't been on this board very long if you think threads don't come and go. It's usually a Friday phenomenon, however.
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