Letter to the Editor:
In closer look at Lo’s history, he died in 1957 at age 70 so his muttering and cussing may de due to dementia.
These mannerisms are characteristic of somebody with dementia. Others who knew Lob said he worked making hay and other farm work and was quiet, easy-going and polite. He wa never heard to cuss in his early years.
There is a noticeable difference of recollections of Lob’s behavior in the 40s and when he helped my dad in the 50s.
Lob, in his early years, gave candy to kids and bought beers for his friends -in later life pocket eggs - indicating dementia.
My granny got dementia at age 55 and live another 40 years in a home.
My dad always liked Lob and rook him to help mainly so both could have companionship and have Lob get out for a while. Dad didn’t need any help and thought that when Lob “found eggs” it was a reflection on him.
Talking di no good, so Dad thought he would have to stop taking Lob or have him stop “finding eggs.” Dad didn’t “tackle” Lob but gave him a big bear hug which broke all the eggs in Lob’s pocket.
When dad told mom she was mad at him and made him get Lob’s jacket so she could clean it.
Lob never?“found” any eggs again and dad has his companion.