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Chapter 18



Jan 1, 2001

rollcall MO. FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK AND SOME SAY

FIRST DAY OF THE MELLINIUM things are cold here in missour still a lot of snow but not as much things are quiet here all of the office workers are off for the holiday three day weekend my g grandson is due feb the seventeernth Jacob William but my daughter says they will call him will




Jan 1, 2001

Blackeyed Peas for Good Luck

whether we will or not depends on the state department of nutrition they decide our menus and our recipes i hope they make some new years resolutions




Jan 1, 2001

Blackeyed Peas for Good Luck

they always had them at the hospital where i worked in Columbia but that was a cafeteria what happens this year might depend a lot on the shrub



Jan 2, 2001

They say that...

don't demand too much of yourself they have a new activity on our calender one of the two south darn i mean south two lo nurses is supposed to read to us at 5 every day only problem they want our ward in the dining room for supper at 5 o clock i would rather go to reading oh well i will see what happens most of the time i don't want supper unless they are having something i especially like well they are not supposed to bawl us out so i will see what happens i told the activity director if they would serve us right at 5 i could be there about five after not hungry at that time at supper time sometimes i would make us toasted cheese sandwiches about 9 or 10 sometimes i would open a roll of the biascuits and bake them and we would eat them for supper i also liked acan of chunkey soup tuesday and friday it's bingo at two thirty but this week one of our volunteer familys is coming on thursdY IF YOU WIN A REGULAR BINGO THEY OFFER YOUR CHOICE of three envelopes two have one dollar in them and one has two dolars if you win blackout you get five one time i won two regular games got two once and one once they call it chance bingo one lady here won't come to bingo says even if you don't have to pay to play it's gambling reminds me of the years we lived with my grandfather after my grandmother my folks could't have friend in for a game of cards because he wouldn't have a deck of cards in his house i the p.t.a. were having a time when they had something they were selling chances on for a dime apice the kids knew they couldn't come to our house my mother would never take a chance one time i had a dime of my own took a chance and i won an angelfood cake with boiled icing mothrer didn't say anything to me but if we had been catholic i would probably have had to go to confession




Jan 2, 2001

TEXAS Grands In The SNOW !!
i used to love to make snow angles now all i wan't to do is stasy in and try to keep warm no small task sometimes as the nurses who are up runing around will be too hot in a place whrere i just think it's comftorable




Jan 2, 2001

TEXAS Grands In The SNOW !!
one of our girls was late to work because the snow plow burried her car and she had to dig it court before she could come one night afrer the evening shift i took a friend home they had just put new gravel in her drive there we both were sfter midnight with a shovel apiece drying to dig enough gravel away from the wheels so i could get out of her drive and go home myself we laughed about that for a long time




Jan 4, 2001

PRAYERS NEEDED PLEASE.

dear nancy of course you have my prayers go to comunity then down to discussion type in mygrandchild it will take you to the group blessings vv




Jan 6, 2001

THIS TAKES THE CAKE

we are taught to pray for a happy death this does not mean painless or non traumatic but to die in the care of the lord the christians who were sent into the arena to be torn to death by the lions died a happy death not one we would chose even the thief on the cross died a happy death




Jan 6, 2001

Still Cold In This State

Judy you just aren't used to it i admit it does take a while by the way what will it do to the price of oranges or have they been hurt




Jan 6, 2001

Still Cold In This State

yesterday was exciting it actually was in the fortys it will be summer soon sooner than we think




Jan 6, 2001

Still Cold In This State

i remember one winter here if wasn't below forty which is good for this state we had a good friend who had to go home right at that time we told him it's going to be bad you have been used to this weather for three years now he said oh maybe for awhile of course for him home was Singapore when he came back he said yes it was pretty bad at first but it usually rains in the afternoon and that helps for those of you who aren't up on their geography Singapore is five degrees north of the equator but the next year he finished college and got to go back for good




Jan 6, 2001

STAMPS GOING UP TONIGHT

who among us are old enough to remember when they were three cents apiece




Jan 8, 2001

HOUSEPLANTS

i have a friend that talks to her plants and they really thrive i'm not kidding i gave her one once it was going down hill because it is really hard for me to take care of them before long it was three times as big and getting new leaves




Jan 8, 2001

HOUSEPLANTS

i used to think i would like to have a cream colored fireplace with a pot of english ivy on each end of the mantle with leaves that hung down to the floor i never got the ivy let alone the fireplace and don't even ask me why i would want that combination




Jan 8, 2001

HOUSEPLANTS

one thing i could do lolo was to cut a potato or a carrot put it in a glass of water that was hanging it would bush out and get long and pretty i guess thats the lazy mans way the library had a dish filled with little shells they put a bulb in it and it grew a really pretty narcisus




Jan 8, 2001

HOUSEPLANTS

my favorite was the wild violets that grew in the yard along a line of purple iris and i liked the ferns that grew up from the aspargus plant when i lived on the farm in Illinois there was a white rose bush that covered the fence it had clusters of flowers my MIL said it's name was seven sisters my mother was good with flowers she had two or three petuna plants and they were always open and ready for memorial day when we would take them to the cemetary she had all kinds of plants tiger lilys which i didn't like very well but in my own home there was a plant called a rubrolosa lilly it had big pink leaves with dark pink spots under the porch there was white spyeria (bridalwreath) in Missouri there was a bank that sloped down the yard to the road it was covered with creeping flox blue pink white and purple




Jan 8, 2001

HOUSEPLANTS

the memorial day plants were peonies not petunias

Graphics by Mary Lynn Lee




Jan 9, 2001

Just checking in

i had a real bad bout of flu just after i graduated from high school but like they say every cloud has a silver lining i lost 20 pounds i wish i could now only now i'm not sure i would survive a bout like that




Jan 9, 2001

Just checking in

i couldn't even take a spoonful of water which my mother kept trying to give me which was how i lost the 20 pounds





From: Samaia (Sarah, Ohio)

Jan 9, 2001

YOUR OPINION, PLEASE

Since Rani's death in Sept., my grandson dreams about her all the time. In the 1st dream, Rani appeared and said, "I am OK" she smiled her big special smile and disappeared. In another dream, my grandson and his friend were walking in the hallway of their old high school when they saw Rani. His friend said, "I thought you said that Rani died." My grandson said that she had. Then, Rani flashed her big smile and was gone.~~~~The following is not a dream. On Thanksgiving Eve, My Grandson came home and the two Pugs were all over him. Unusual for them, but they loved Rani. He asked his Mom, "Did you put perfume of these dogs?" She said, "NO, they need a bath. Do you recognize the perfume?" He said, "Yes, it's Rani's."~~~~~~I think Rani is visiting to let my Grandson know that she is all right and to help him adjust. What is your opinion? Do you think visits are possible? He continues to dream about her. Thanks, Sarah





Jan 10, 2001

YOUR OPINION, PLEASE

about a month after my daughter died i went in and lay down on her bed it was a small room and a twin bed as i lay down i turned toward the door and there was a man standing there he said come with me and i will take you to her then we were in a hallway with doors on either side he took me to one door and said you go in and she will come so i went in the room she came in from an entrance on the other side she said oh mommy it's so beautiful and i'm so happy i'm going to school and i have 33 of the most beautiful teachers i said i was glad she was happy she said well mommy i've got to go now and she left the room then the man came back to the door and said i'll take you back now we walked back down the hall and then i was standing in the bedroom i didn't tell anyone about it for a longtime not even her dad when i did he said oh you had a vision i said no i didn't it was real and it was no dream that happened in 1967 and you don't remember a dream that vividly or that long no it really happened and i don't think i was the only one whose loved one was allowed to come back and reassure them i wish i had thought to ask her what they were teaching her in school i doubt that whatever it's on any earthly carriculum




Jan 10, 2001

YOUR OPINION, PLEASE ~CAROL~

after i told my husband about seeing vickie he reminded me of the bible verse where peter says i was caught up into the third heaven whether in the body or out of the body i do not know sometime after this happened the hospital i was working at sent a group of us to st louis for a session on healing touch therapy the woman that headed the discussion was indian she was telling what the eagle was to the indian people she said she was sitting by her grandfathers bed while he was dying she looked up to the foot of the bed and saw a big eagle sitting on the foot of his bed she said he looked at her and smiled and said you see him too don't you later i told her about my experience




Jan 10, 2001

YOUR OPINION, PLEASE ~CAROL~

my web wouldn't finish my story so i will later i told the woman about my experience she said the indians call it walking between the worlds i don't think it's wrong to communicate with your loved ones as long as god lets them come to you another thing about the healing touch i had been having trouble walking they had taken ex rays and said my knee had the begining of arthritic changes she put her hands on it and it never bothered me after that they sent us to prove to us that there really was something in the human touch you know a baby that is not handled will die



Jan 10, 2001

YOUR OPINION, PLEASE ~CAROL~

i don't believe that vickie when i was taken to see me was an angel after all the angels were created at the creation a person when they die may be a saint but not an angel but do believe it was an angel that took me to see her




Jan 10, 2001

YOUR OPINION, PLEASE ~CAROL~

my grandmothrer and my great grandmother died three days apart my great grandmother at home one night with a stroke my grandmother in the hospital where she had been for five weeks with cancer no one told her her mother had died but she kept asking what was the matter at home just before she breathed her last she looked up at the foot of the bed and said why ma what are you doing here i did not witness this personally i was only 6 and could not go to the hospital but i believe everyone else in the family who were there did




Jan 10, 2001

YOUR OPINION, PLEASE

god is the master of life and death and can allow anything to happen that he thinks is for the best maybe in some cases to strengthe a persons faith




Jan 10, 2001

Grannie Gathering

i don't know what or where Gatlinburg is but after several things i have heard from my other group i think sometime i would like to see Gettysburg




Jan 10, 2001

Interesting Facts
(you may not want to know)


when Coca cola was put on the market it contained cocaine instead of caffeine




Jan 13, 2001

A Silly little Joke,but cute

i was reading the account of waynes life mine was much more stationery1926 to1928 Peoria West Bluff1928 to 1931 Peoria South side mom and dad had built our own house1932 to 1935 Peoria but we were living with my grandfather my grandmother and great grandmother had both died that June leaving my grandfather alone so we moved in with him i had just finished first grade and had to leave it because we crossed one street when we moved that put me in another school district every sunday we would get the chicago Tribune there was one chicago station where the man would read the Tribune Funnys i would lie on the kitchen floor with them spread out and read along 1935 we moved back home and i could go back to MY school my biggest move in 1932 my folks took me to Sault Saint Marie Michigan on the canadian border for the month of August to get me out of the Hay fever and Asthma belt that is where the lake locks are every day we would go out to the locks park and watch the ships go through i was too young to pay that much attention but my mother said several times they saw the ford yacht go through locks that was my biggest adventure except we did go to the chicago worlds fair in 1932 my mothers two aunts from indiana met us there that was my first encounter with a taxi after a long day of walking at the fair my mother my aunt and i left the fair they said we were going back to their apartment there were several cars parked along the street my mother her aunt and i went and got into one of the cars i remember thinking what will happen if whoever owns this car comes back and we are sitting in it what will they do they might have us arrested but when someone came he didn't seem upset tpo see us just asked where we wanted to go i didn't realize it was a business in Peoria i had ridden street cars busses in later years in 1941 i know mother was afraid my father might have to go he was 41 but had been in the service from 1918 to 1921 but he didn't a good friend though had joined the navy in 1940 and were in the Pacific when the Japs attacted not at pearl harbor though he was killed in the battle of Lynguyan gulf in 1945 in the first invasion of the philipines in 1949 i married a man who lived 20 miles north of the city but still in Peoria County the big move in my life was 1958 we moved to Missouri to buy a farm and i am sill here




Jan 12, 2001

HELP C.B.S.

I JUST RECEIVED AN UPSETING E.MAIL MADALIN E MURRAY OHAIR the woman who successfully stopped prayer in schools her organization is circulating a petition to have all references to god removed from public broadcasting this would eliminate all religous programs on sunday all christmas programs all evangelical programs such as the 70 club Billy Graham programs don't overlook the seriousness of this i would forward the email to the group but i don't know how to forward it to a group let us not overlook the seriousness of this




Jan 14, 2001

CLOSE CALL

i remember my first airplane ride they were taking up the street car tracks in the city to prepare for busses there was a plane at the airport that was taking passengers up for an arial view of the city dad took me he let me sit next to the window he looked at me and said you just as well let go of that window sill you can't pull that wing up i'm so glad the good lord was looking out for our family




Jan 14, 2001

CLOSE CALL

when my daughter and son in law her dad took me over to see them his father was retired air force a pilot Jim said you'll never get my folks over here unless they let him fly the plane i heard his father talking to someone one time he said you always know how your plane is by the sound and feel of the engine and on a long trip i would like to have that kind of pilot with that much experience behind him i wonder how many of our pilots now have hours of combat experience that generation is going fast




Jan 14, 2001

CLOCKS

when my first husband and i got married we got 6 clocks for wedding presents right now i have a bird clock it is the kind of clock that runs on 1 double a battery you have to have two more in it to make the birds call it is on the wall where i can see it from my bed though when i'm webbing i will ADMIT I FORGET TO WATCH IT and someone will come and say you should have been in the dining room 10 minutes ago




Jan 14, 2001

CHAIR

yes my whreelchair it was measured to fit me and i have good mobility in it




Jan 14, 2001

About MaryTQO

Mary sounds like me whenever I get the energy to write a snail mail letter once i get started it's hard for me to stop yes tell Mary hello and get well soon from all of us




Jan 14, 2001

GOING HOME

here at the home we have a ninety year old lady who has just been hanging on for the last three nights the nursing staff has been with her constantly moistening her mouth and changing her position for many years she taught in the Baptist sunday school when she first came here many years ago now when they had a bible discussion group and they would ask people what their favorite bible verse was she woild say John 3/16 she has no family now but she does have a roommate that has looked out for her for years the other day one of the nurses went in to talk to the roommate to explain to her what was happening she said i know and when she goes i hope i follow her soon




Jan 16, 2001

Do you buy Valentines gifts for anyone?

february has always been carnation month here the activity director gets carnations from the local florest and we could purchase a carnation for our favorites this year her helper quit so we will have a candy and bake sale instead i may still order a few carnations myself there are several nurses and aids i would like to give one to




Jan 16, 2001

Need Doggie prayers...

i asked my sunday schools prayer chain to pray for my cat when she was lost my husband wondered if that was ok but we found the cat i will say a prayer for the doggie and also for you




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