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Mark Harvey — You must visit your aging parents

You may have missed this back in 2012 — a lot of us had a lot of other things on our minds in 2012! But, according to the Associated Press, that was the year that the Chinese national legislature amended its “law on the elderly” to require that adult children visit their aged parents “often” — or risk being sued by them.

Time to check out your chimney

Our amazing summer is winding down and while we will miss the warmth, the long days and all the fun, there are certainly great activities to enjoy in the fall – football, hunting and fishing come to mind.

Up the Beach — Heading into fall on the coast

Up the beach’s back roads at this not-quite-fall time of the year, brings back old memories. Memories of Mom, memories of Gram. You can almost see them alongside the road. Mom with her apron gathered into a big pocket for her finds and Gram and the aunties with baskets or lard buckets swinging from their hands.

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Wife is unwilling to shoulder burden of mother-in-law’s care

Dear Abby: My mother-in-law is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. She lives alone an hour and a half from us. She also has a professional who takes care of her once a week. My husband, “Fred,” goes to help and entertain her every weekend, and I sometimes accompany him. She has enough money to stay in an assisted living facility, but Fred wants to build a mother-in-law apartment for her on our property.