Happy birthday Grandma!!! Grandma turned 80 on Sunday and I was able to spend the afternoon with her! Up until 5 yrs. ago my grandma worked at the country club and led a full life! She was an amazing, strong, independent, vibrant, classy, wonderful woman! She has a heart as big as Texas and would give the shirt off of her back! That all changed with one flu shot and she has NEVER been the same! We have been through it with this woman ever since! Depression is a horrible thing! Her mind may have changed, but her heart is still the same! I have wonderful memories! Grandma was placed in a private home about 6 months ago. It's a comfortable, peaceful environment for her with around the clock care. Sunday was a good day! Our visit was good! She smiled and I actually heard her laugh and tell a FUNNY story! Her story went like this...."Miss Anna dropped her napkin at the dinner table one night this week. She leaned over to pick it up off the floor and Edith blew her nose at just the right time! There was an explosive sound and Miss Anna thought it came from her! She said it was the funniest thing that has happened since she moved there and she was the only "sane" one that got to enjoy the laugh!" Laughter is GOOD and it was so GOOD to hear it coming from my grandma again!
I love you Grandma!
We had cake and ice cream with the Golden Girls! These are the sweet ladies that my grandma shares a home with! It really reminds me of the Golden Girl show! I asked them to do silly faces and only Geanie participated! I also asked if they wanted to play chickenfoot with me...
Aunt Freida discovered the lift chair! She was our entertainment! I definitely take after my Aunt Freida! My silliness is from her! She is to blame!
Grandma with some of her grandkids! Grandma is my only living grandparent now!
Mom, Grandma and Uncle Time...hangin out!
We do the best we can to entertain ourselves while visiting!
Silliness happens in the land of walkers, dentures, depends, potty chairs, medication, blood pressure cuffs, mushed up food, wheelchairs, and hearing aids!!!!