Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Pearle called today as she was worried after calling Mom and not getting an answer. I explained that Mom moved to the Sheldon nursing home Thursday and the phone hasn't been connected yet. Pearle is Mom's best friend (and Dads first cousin) and they attend each other's parties and used to have lunch together frequently. Bless her little heart for caring! She is 95 and not in good health but she is still concerned for others.
I spent the afternoon yesterday with Mom in her new room. Her phone isn't hooked up yet. She was happy so far except for the problems with her toenails. She's always had problems for many years and this day was a bad one. They had to clip her nails because of an ingrown/infection situation. The Dr hopefully has it fixed now.
Moving is traumatic at any age and it's when you find out who your friends are and who cares about you in your family.
It's 160 miles door to door to the Merkle Nursing Home for me and now 188 to this one. She enjoyed our time together, with her just talking away. She gave a detailed rundown of the move and when I talked with Marilyn Rose later she confirmed all of it. Mom does process some information erroneously occasionally but she is 90 and maybe she just sees something differently or wants to see it that way. This time she said how Charlie had driven the van, with three rows of seats, etc., when actually it was John. For the readers that don't know these names, Charlie was married to Marilyn Rose and John is his son-in-law. Charlie passed away in 1996 at the age of 59. We all miss him. Mom keeps him alive in her mind.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
told me all about it when I made my daily call. She was so excited. The baby laid on
her lap and was so quiet. Her eyes followed the camera and the people as
they moved around the room. The visit made her day. She reported on
everything like she was a newscaster. She knew Reagan has had problems
with allergies lately and asked if she had been doctoring yet. I said she
went today. She said that's good.
Friday, April 1, 2011
His mother Mary Etta received this telegram after he was captured near Paris. He was marched to Berlin with other prisoners. When the Germans thought the Russians were near they laid down their weapons and ran away. He then had to walk east to Russia and he told me the Germans had treated him better than the Russians.