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But the Day Came

It’s all for the best,sighs 85-year-old Arlene Higgins,a widow and a Nebraska farmer who can scarcely disguise her sorrow in placing her strong-willed 92-year-old brother ,Clarence Keyser,into care.She’sbeen cautioned that members of her family can no longer manage his care without compromising both Clarence’s health and her own.Clarence’s only daughter,Donna,confesses,My husband and I said we would never put him in a rest home,but the day came.Begun as a chronicling of a man’s life in productive old age,but,the day came speaks to us about what it means to lose one’s homestead.one’s fragile hold on the past,and,to use Arlene’s words,one’s reason for living.

USA,2000
26mins

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