Vignettes of Yvette at VI: A Love Story of a Husband for His Wife

John G. Gurley


Vignettes of Yvette at VI: A Love Story of a Husband for His Wife

Vignettes of Yvette at VI: A Love Story of a Husband for His Wife

  • Title: Vignettes of Yvette at VI: A Love Story of a Husband for His Wife
  • Author: John G. Gurley
  • ISBN: 9781491863527
  • Page: 115
  • Format: ebook



This is a true story of how John felt and reacted to the decline of his wife, Yvette, into the quicksands of dementia The story relates how he, Carmen the companion to Yvette , and others struggled, sometimes against wise counsel, to prevent Yvette from sliding downhill, mentally and physically Their love for Yvette gave them the incentive and the energy to fight agaiThis is a true story of how John felt and reacted to the decline of his wife, Yvette, into the quicksands of dementia The story relates how he, Carmen the companion to Yvette , and others struggled, sometimes against wise counsel, to prevent Yvette from sliding downhill, mentally and physically Their love for Yvette gave them the incentive and the energy to fight against the odds and to achieve some positive results Really, though, this is a love story of a husband for his wife, together for 69 years.


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"Vignettes of Yvette at Vi” is a short tale introducing us to the lovely Yvette through the loving eyes of her remarkable husband John (the author.) He tells us how after over 67 years of marriage he had to arrange for Yvette to receive more specialized care next to the retirement facility they reside at in Palo Alto. You can feel how difficult this is for him, yet he just continues to love and care for her as he always has, and never gives up. It is a love story for the ages and an inspiratio [...]

`When she sees me, she usually smiles. I love those smiles, but I don't count them as definitive'California author John Gurley has an impressive career. He has taught economics at both Princeton University and Stanford University and researched economics at Brookings Institution in Washington, DC with is wife Yvette - a lead in for the writing of this book. John is now 94 years old and he and Yvette moved to a retirement home near Stanford University where John is in independent living and Yvett [...]

Heartfelt and open, “Vignettes of Yvette at Vi” is the story of a woman named Yvette as seen through the eyes of her loving and devoted husband, John. Yvette and John were married over 67 years when he made the decision to have her transferred next door to him in the memory support unit to assist her because she has advancing dementia. What a tough day that must have been for him! But it is nice to see that that was not the end of them, not by a long shot! Their love is strong and eternal an [...]

This truly is a “Love Story”, and I admit I am so moved by the absolute adoration that John Gurley demonstrates to his wife Yvette after all this time! He calls her a “beauty queen” and that he’s still “head over heels in love” with her, and that “when she smiles the whole world swoons…” I think he has ME swooning! But on a serious note, this is a touching and emotional read (quite short, however) that gives a real face and personality to a disease that robs so many of their [...]

Heartfelt and open, “Vignettes of Yvette at Vi” is the story of a woman named Yvette as seen through the eyes of her loving and devoted husband, John. Yvette and John were married over 67 years when he made the decision to have her transferred next door to him in the memory support unit to assist her because she has advancing dementia. What a tough day that must have been for him! But it is nice to see that that was not the end of them, not by a long shot! Their love is strong and eternal an [...]

a fast, easy read that sounds like an old friend is talking to you and telling you this lovely story about his wife whom he adores. Unfortunately, the wife, Yvette, suffers from dementia and is now in a stage in her life where she needs to receive special care. This is heartbreaking for the husband, as one can imagine seeing your loved one beg and be confused. But this is not a sad story in the least, well not really it feels like it is turned around into a positive way, the best he can make of [...]

I admit that I’m not all that familiar with dementia, even though I know what it is I’ve never had anyone I know suffer from it so I can only imagine how difficult it must be to see a loved one go through it, and even harder to have to bear on yourself. But instead of feeling sorry for himself, the author instead is the complete opposite, a supportive, strong, loving, caring husband who doesn’t miss a beat in caring for his ailing wife, even knowing when to enlist in getting her additional [...]

So touching, sad, and also hopeful… it is a fact of life that as we age, certain things start to go, and perhaps the memory is the cruelest thing of all. But instead of complaining, the author John Gurley just shows his unwavering love and affection for his wife Yvette even more by constantly supporting and helping her, like when her speech was fading. I can only hope to fine such strong, unwavering love like that one day. What an incredible husband, and Yvette really is still so beautiful (gr [...]

What a sweet and sad story of an incredible love through the ages! John and Yvette were married for 67 years (wow!!) when she had to move next door from their retirement facility to a memory support unit named “Vi” because of her advanced dementia. How absolutely heartbreaking it is to watch the person you’ve loved for decades slowly fade away, but this is an uplifting story of love, support, and the fact that spirits can stay connected even when minds can’t. Highly recommend, and will b [...]

"Vignettes of Yvette at Vi” is a short tale introducing us to the lovely Yvette through the loving eyes of her remarkable husband John (the author.) He tells us how after over 67 years of marriage he had to arrange for Yvette to receive more specialized care next to the retirement facility they reside at in Palo Alto. You can feel how difficult this is for him, yet he just continues to love and care for her as he always has, and never gives up. It is a love story for the ages and an inspiratio [...]


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