Saturday, February 13, 2010
My Dear Aunt
My Mother came from a family of nine. They are all gone now, except for the youngest. She is 90 and, unfortunately, suffers from senile dementia. But, she is in a very good assisted living facility, where she is well taken care of. She has no children, but, she and I have always been very close. So, now I look after her affairs. I live in New York State, and she is in Virginia. I don't want to move her up here, because she is content where she is and, many times, old people don't take to being uprooted well. So, I thank the powers that be, every night, that she is safe and happy.
I got a call from the head nurse last night. She told me that my Aunt had been going around telling everyone that her niece was sending her flowers for Valentine's Day. I'm not a big Valentine's person and had, frankly, not even thought about it (bad Louise). But, because this nurse was caring enough to let me know, I was able to go on line last night and order flowers for her that will be delivered today.
So, I wanted to give a special thank you to that nurse, for looking out for my Aunt in this way. The people like her, who work in this facility, make my mind rest a heck of a lot easier.
The picture is of my Aunt, taken a couple of years ago, before the dementia got so bad, when she was still living on her own. Someday, I'll have to write about her life. She is a truly remarkable woman.