We saw elk, a bison and moose!
Today is Nov. 13 and I am off to Old Monroe, Missouri for another presentation and visiting Mike and Linda Kasevich.
Raising money for Alzheimer’s research while trying to come to grips with this dreaded and debilitating disease. This disease affects someone every 70 seconds according to the Alzheimer’s Association of America.
Donations can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Drive to Find Home, c/o Beverly Cooperative Bank, 254 Cabot St., Beverly, MA, 01915.
Your donations will go towards furthering Alzheimer's and Dementia Education and Research, with a portion going to Alzheimer's Research in animals. Cornell University and the Baker Institute will receive this portion in the name of my dad, Dr. Ray C. Newman, the oldest practicing veterinarian in the State of Maine until his retirement at the age of 85.
Graduating from Cornell in 1947, Dad worked a short time for Dr. Sawyer in Windsor, VT where he met and married my mom, Joy (Skinner) Newman, the daughter of Oakley Skinner, Windsor's local druggist and owner of Windsor Drug.
In 1949, Dad was offered a position by the State of Maine and together Mom and Dad moved to Augusta, ME. It was while working as the veterinarian for the State of Maine and traveling north to Aroostook County, that Dad met the farmers in the Island Falls area. It was through these friendships, and his love of the area, he became the areas devoted local veterinarian. For 60 years Dad cared for Aroostook Country's large and small animals, oftentimes traveling 400 miles in one day to doctor a sick cow.
Much loved by all, he was affectionately known as the local "Pet Doc", or lovingly "Doc".
Dad and I thank you so very much for your donations. Yes, animals too get Alzheimer's and Dementia.