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Monday, April 15, 2013

I had a 3 day weekend. Most of Friday was spent at a funeral for one of my few cousins. I was pleased the family invited my husband and me to sit at a table reserved for the family. I was seated next to my other cousin who is my godfather. He is the older brother of the cousin who died and he is 83 or so. He has just moved out of his mother's home to assisted living and told me he has trouble getting rides to the doctor, etc. His brother's wife was happy to hear that I can help out with transportation for him and she asked if I could take him to movies and church services. I reiterated to him and her that I really mean it that he should call me and let me know when he wants to go somewhere. His new residence is probably only 5 miles from my house.

Today is Monday, the day I play the piano at Ebenezer Care Center and I am bringing another new music collection (of oldies) that I am sure the residents will enjoy. It is amazing how well so many of these seniors respond to the songs from their younger years. There is one gal, named Peggy (my sister's name, also), who just loves to sing along and her favorite is How Much Is That Doggy in the Window (she likes to go arf arf at the right time in that song! I have gotten to know quite a few of the seniors and like to joke with them and they seem to enjoy my stories and one man, named Eddie, laughs and brightens up every time I call him Fast Eddie. It's our ongoing gag. Sylvia is one of the ladies I like to talk to. Her favorite thing to say when I am telling her something is, "I am sure you are. I believe you , etc." She always has a nice smile for me.

Often when I am getting ready to leave, Peggy will say, "Are you leaving so soon? Don't forget come back again."
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