Blainie's Carpet Barn: Becoming My Father's Father
Blainie's Carpet Barn is a riveting account of the love between an aging father and his son. Peter Gorham revels in the life his father has lived, not just as a carpet salesman, but as a friend to everyone he encountered. Blaine was a man of true and unfailing faith, a lover of literature, a lover of life. When, after nearly a century on this earth, Blaine's health begins to fail, Peter unwittingly transforms from student to teacher, friend to advocate, child to parent. This book will undoubtedly change your view on the elderly, the health care system, and the process of aging itself. It is a poignant, honest, and intensely moving story which not only highlights compassionate caregivers, but reminds us of the unexpected blessings to be found at any stage of life. Above all, Blainie's Carpet Barn testifies to the healing power of love.
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