October 03, 1988 12:00 PM

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Aging parents, heartbreaking decisions

‘HOW COULD MY SON DO THIS TO ME?’

‘I had no choice,’ says Bob Goldie, who put his frail, 90-year-old mother, Celia, into a nursing home a few weeks ago. On her first day there, she said, ‘I hope I drop dead before I’m here one year.’

Here is how one family dealt with the most agonizing dilemma of their lives.

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