Thursday, April 2, 2009
Yesterday I was with my mother at dinner time at WMP. The staff have her with a couple of women now that are so enjoyably sweet, particularly one of them. I learned yesterday that she is 93. Her brother comes to visits her weekly who is 94. He drives himself. Now that might not be all true. The minds of many of the residents aren't what they use to be. Every once in a while during yesterday's meal this sweet lady would announce an observation about her surroundings. If you stay open you can have quite a good time listening to what the residents say. One woman was thinking that no one was bringing her meal and she was being ignored that she was "goin' to call the police." It is hilarious once you get past the sadness of the place. You have to keep your sense of humor. Back to our dinner party.....So our 93 year old makes this observation "how wonderful it is to see all these young people helping these old people eat. I never was that kind." I said that she helped feed her children. "Oh yea, sure I fed my own, but I never went around to restaurants and helped other people."