They have been married sixty four years!I made my uncle a birthday card from my Hebrew Letters. He loved it of course. He and I both have studied Hebrew in our lifetimes and he could recognize most of the letters. He loved the art. This says Birthday!
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Another Visit With Uncle Harry And Aunt Mimi Together in New Home
On Saturday I had an absolutely beautiful sunshiny day to travel the hours ride to where my aunt and uncle live. It's a back country roads drive which I enjoy very much. DH had a bad cold so had to stay home. I did not mind doing the drive by myself. I drove by llama's, sheep, cows, and a very long horned Brahma bull...well it looked like that to me, I won't swear to it. They have moved to "Assisted Living", a much smaller apartment of one long narrow living area room with teeny tiny kitchen corner (a college student fridge, and small sink); and a large bedroom, and very roomy bathroom (with no door). Pull cords with big signs saying pull for HELP were on all the walls. Windows look out to trees and gardens. The interior of the outer space is big and roomy and VERY CLEAN and modern. Very attractive. I stayed for lunch and the food was tasteful and plentiful. The staff is on target (a young woman noticed when we were ready to leave and went immediately to get my uncles wheel chair to take him back to their apartment.) My aunt is of course confused; dementia is not fun. At lunch she looked around and said: "Look at all the old people here, look at all the white hair! I'm glad I'm not that old." Then I had the audacity to ask her what color her hair was. She didn't know and asked me. I said:" It's White! Very pretty and attractive too." She was in disbelief! Maybe dementia isn't all bad if you can retain a younger version of yourself in your own mind. ;-)