Monday, April 25, 2011

Grandma with Easter Flowers


Barb and I visited with Mom on Good Friday and Marilyn Rose did on Easter. She is doing well.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Vernon Luther Miller

US Army Vet served in Korea.
Son of LaVern and Lucille Arnold Miller. Grandson of George and Marietta
Arthur Arnold and Luther and Anna Nocke Miller.
GGrandson of John and Nancy Arthur, and Louis and Mary Miller.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mom's New Address

ROOM 106

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pearle Miller Peterson and Mom

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.

Mom at Sheldon

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

Uncle Berle's Obit


George Berle Arnold

Son of George Arnold and Marietta Arthur. Born 23 July 1928 at Mount Vernon,Ky died 17 October 1984 at the VA Hospital Indianapolis, IN. He was a veteran of 16 years of service serving in Europe and Alaska. He was my uncle.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mom's Visitors

Yesterday Marilyn Rose, Pam, Matt, Julie, Lily and Khloie Ann-Marie went to see Mom. She
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

Mom's cousin Rothel Arthur's POW Telegram

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.

Mom's cousin, Ed Arthur

Uncle Tom's son. He was murdered in 1948 on the north side of Kankakee. The thug died in jail.