Saturday, July 06, 2013
Yesterday, my Uncle Ben and I rode over to see his oldest Sister (my Aunt Ree, 96yrs old). She was recently put in a nursing home about an hours drive from us.
My Uncle is 86. Both of them are my Mothers siblings. Out of the 9 children my Grandmother had, there are only three left. Aunt Ree (96 yrs old) and Aunt Dorothy (94 yrs old), both of them are now in nursing homes.
My Uncle, luckily still has his right mind and is very active. He is very political and dates a woman that has a high position of authority here in our town. Also, he travels all over the united states (he drives).
My Uncle talks more than most women(LOL). But I am enjoying listening to him while I still can.
Yesterday, he told me about accidentally running into President Eisenhower when he double parked in front of the commissary to run in and get something. He said that the President walked over and talked with him for a while and that the President seemed like a nice guy.
He told me about going to dances in a place called Cordray's Mill here in Georgia when he was 16. (My Dad had told me stories about going to the same place to dance when he was single).
He told me stories about going to places where he bought tickets for 10 cents each. The tickets were those for ten cents a dance. He said he would pick out a good dance partner and give her all of his tickets. I had only seen the 10 cents a dance ticket thing in movies. Nice to hear from someone that had actually done that.
We listened to Big Band Music on the way home. O.K., I admit, that I knew most of the words to those old songs. LOL.
Of course there are more stories that he has told me, I am just glad that he has shared some of his life with me. I only hope that I can remember these stories later on.
What a blessing to be with an Uncle that can still amaze his niece.