John Yeaman of Austin retired as a pastor after 20 years to earn a Masters in Social Work. Worked as a poverty warrior, planner, manager, evaluator, and created computer reports in social services, retiring after almost 25 years. Led parenting classes and groups. Was a volunteer at Austin Rape Crisis Center. My wife, Margie, and I parented a son and daughter who are now mature professionals. Margie was a teacher usually of elementary kids. I developed a web site: http://www.yeaperson.com where I share parenting insights and other info and have more bio info. 

In my blog I’m sharing our family’s experience since Margie’s first stroke, or brain attack, and her growing dementia then Alzheimer. I was her caregiver then hired help as her condition grew worse. Our children were an incredible support and help. 


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  • 1. Barbara  |  June 14, 2008 at 3:44 am

    Thank you, John. I know this has been as helpful to you as to those who read it. Please continue posting. You have a natural gift at honest, succinct, descriptive narrative that’s personal and open. Thank you!

  • 2. George D. Mitchell  |  November 15, 2008 at 6:09 am

    Hello John. During this current political season, my wife and I have been thinking about the song from the show “South Pacific,” with the words “You’ve got to be taught to hate … “. This evening I decided to look up my college friend, who used to play that cast recording two or three times a day throughout, as I remember, my freshman year, when we both lived on the second floor, south end, of Mood Hall.

    We have just begun reading your site and blog, but please know that our kindly thoughts and earnest prayers are with you through this difficult time.


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