My Dad has Always been an Unreasonable Biggot but Wow it is Taking on a Whole new Meaning.
My dad is a recovered alcoholic and hasn't had a drink in about 20 years. He is 86 years old now. He has always been a selfish man putting himself before others but thinks he is always putting my mom first.
He is very verbally abusive. We all thought that would change when he stopped drinking but it didn't. He has an Archie Bunker on steroids personality. Now the unimaginable has happened.
A very nice African American man has moved in next door and my dad is beside himself. He is so ridiculous to the point of being delusional. He sits up at night with his pistol because he has to protect his home.
His personality has always been hot headed but he is off the charts now. He peeks out the window and becomes enraged when the neighbor has visitors. My poor mom is the victim of his ranting as he does not say anything to the neighbor and I do not know if that is because he knows he is being ridiculous or if I am just lucky that he hasn't gone that route yet.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with an elderly, unreasonable bigot parent?