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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I stepped into walmart for fresh veggies and saw lotion/body wash,pouf gift packs for $2 & $3.I thought of my nursing home pals!They adore getting stuff they can use and like smelling good too.The men were not left out!I spied some candy marked down,I know which ones are diabetic and picked up sugar free and regular truffles,mints and xmas cookies.My Granddaughter is 15 now and was thrilled to go with me to hand out the gift packs we made.I looked over and saw her talking to Madison age 78 and soon had her hand polishing her nails!Maddy is very quiet and Mercedes had her laughing.She smiled over at me and said Dont worry Grammy I got this!
We brought some rolls,deli meat, chips and drinks.They were so excited!My DG was getting hugs and pats on the back.When she went back home she called and said Grammy!I know what I want to do!What? I think I already knew.Be a nursing home helper!I laughed and said You are a natural.She's already going around asking her friends to help gather nursing home residents much needed items like toothpaste,lotion,toothbrushes
,deoderant!!!.Her angry Dad called to accuse me of getting her to do it!!I told him She is loving it and at least she's not being an airhead at 15!She is thinking of others!And of her future. emoticon SUSAN
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    You and your granddaughter are blessed and a blessing.
    1992 days ago
    What a lovely way to spend the day! I am glad that your GD likes to help out!
    1992 days ago
  • 3016DEBRA
    I love the undies & leggings idea!!! There are "oops" days & it would make an embarrassing situation a little more tolerable, I'm sure!
    Your granddaughter sounds like a real sweetheart. "Angry Dad" needs to keep his pie-hole shut & be happy he has a good girl with a good heart. Keep up the positive reinforcement! emoticon emoticon
    1992 days ago
    Her father and mother are divorced and angry dad says I want DG to be a "hillbilly nurse"to some old "geezers"!She told him herself she would rather do something for someone that matters.He thinks when she comes to visit I work on her head???I told him I gave her the choice to visit with the people or stay in the day room.I would never have her around anyone unstable.
    1992 days ago
    That's wonderful ! It seems like your granddaughter takes after her wonderful grandma !! Why would her father be upset that she was doing something kind and selfless ? Or was he more concerned that his daughter wanted to work in an elder care facility instead of say being a lawyer or some other money making professional ?

    Sheesh, why the worry ? She's only 15. Who knows what she'll be doing 10 years from now. but one thing for sure, she'll be a compassionate person. And that's what this world needs more of. We need more compassionate decent people.

    1992 days ago
  • MARTY728
    "angry Dad" needs to an attitude adjustment. WOW!

    emoticon emoticon to you and your grandaughter!

    emoticon to "angry Dad"
    1992 days ago
    I love that she wants to help people! You are doing a great job inspiring her!

    1992 days ago
    If ya'll want to help someone,anyone,nursing homes,schools,soup kitchens
    pet shelters,you dont have to do anything big!it can be buying school supplies,underwear and leggings for the pre-k thru 4th grade(those oops days) and tissues.Believe me the teachers and school nurses will love you for it!
    1992 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/8/2013 2:10:25 PM
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