Alzheimer's disease hasn't robbed her of ability to help out
Fran Tracy, left, who made 50 11-by-14-inch blankets for the Nebraska Humane Society's cattery, with great-niece Allison Bentley.
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013 12:00 am
Crochet hooks seem to fly in Fran Tracy's hands, even as her 88-year-old mind struggles to remember what she is making and why.
Tracy, whose daughter said she was diagnosed in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, crochets blankets for the cattery at the Nebraska Humane Society. Her daughter, Geri Curtis of Omaha, said she starts her mother off with an 11-by-14-inch piece of cardboard for a pattern, and away she goes.
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Monday, September 9, 2013 12:00 am.