I might recount our Halloween at the Manor, but it seems a little after the fact, so instead, I could let you know of my delight at the antics of Mr. Tom who moved here recently after a stroke and even with reduced capacities, manages to communicate so beautifully that it brings tears to my eyes. His animated wave and warm handshake leave no doubt about his gladness to interact and with those two adorable King Charles Spaniels draped comfortably across his lap, he has no lack of company from other residents. All of the people who live here have remarkable stories of one sort or another. Some need to be pried out of the recesses of the minds, others get repeated on a regular basis.
On Veterans Day, we gathered in a circle and heard from each other accounts of what our lives were like during the war years. It added dimensions to what we already knew about our neighbors.
Our most recent adventure consisted of cruising for a week along the coast of Mexico. Happily it was ahead of the thwarted voyage that has been in the news recently. I would not have liked that at all, although son Tim, thinks it would have been an adventure worth having. He'd change his mind quickly, methinks, just as he did about taking part in the formalities of cruising during the planning stage. I'll tell you more about that tomorrow.