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.


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