Retired engineer Patricia Lodge was thrown for a loop when her late father remarried after her mother’s death, but she soon realized the gift he’d been given, finding love again in life. In this episode Patti talks about how she dealt with her father’s decline, how she came to appreciate her stepsister’s role as the primary caregiver for both her father and stepmother—who is now living with Alzheimer’s—and the drama that unfolded after her father’s death.

Music: “Songe D’Automne” by Latché Swing | CC BY NC SA | Free Music Archive