Blainie's Carpet Barn: Becoming My Father's Father

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Tate Publishing, Feb 12, 2013 - Family & Relationships - 405 pages
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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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Acknowledgments
7
On Becoming My Fathers Father
11
Fall 2004
17
Winter 20042005
26
Spring 2005
34
Summer 2005
54
Fall 2005
86
Winter 20052006
89
Winter 2007
219
Spring 2008
252
Summer 2008
281
Fall 2008
294
Winter 2008
306
Spring 2009
320
Summer 2009
331
Fall 2009
337

Spring 2006
93
Winter 20062007
99
Spring 2007
115
Summer 2007
133
Fall 2007
169
Winter 2009
341
Spring 2010
367
Summer 2010
393
Fall 2010
397
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