What really made my gut turn was reading this on his wiki page -
Cronkite died on July 17, 2009 at the age of 92 from cerebrovascular disease,described by his son as complications from dementia.
Why is it that our great minds shrink like that. I hate hearing that someone I looked up to at one point in my life , went "down" (so to speak) with dementia.
My images of dementia are grown humans wearing diapers, not knowing enough to know where they are, WHO they are or even how to feed themselves . It is so degrading for a person to go through and the only good part is that they do not know it is going on.
I think i am too young for him to be a large impact, but he is at the forefront of my mind when i think about news. Always has been. I grew up with him on tv and I too look at news anchors now and wonder what happened . They look like those god awful Bratz dolls.
But I remember him......very well. And I remember the serious tone my own crazy house took on when he was on tv on Sunday mornings. And I remember him just being the one face that everyone knew and everyone listened too.
I am thankful for current variety though. Probably more so then I can comprehend.
But, Him? Confused?
Him, possibly in a diaper because he doesnt remember to use a bathroom?
really? .... him?