Sunday, May 22, 2011


NOTHING ENLIVENS the elderly amongst us like a visit from a young person. Two young women on the dining room staff have taken maternity leave in the past year and another has stopped working long enough to increase her family. 

Happily, after a period of bonding, the mamas have returned to continue taking care of the residents here at the Manor. On a day off, they sometimes bring their babies to meet us and it certainly activates our circulation as we reach out to touch youth once again. Diana, a dining room hostess, recently brought Isabel to see us as we enjoyed wine and cheese on the patio one Friday early evening.

Another day, Daffodale and her husband paid a visit with young Wyatt who was sporting 8 teeth before his first birthday.

I couldn't decide which of these shots to share, so you're privy to seeing both as our chaplain enjoys a face-to-face with Isabel in the Tea Room.

"I brought children into this dark world because 
it needed the light that only a child can bring."  
                                                                   ~Liz Armbruster


  1. Nice!!! I worked at GT Friday and moved a client into a garden unit with a noisy playground to the left. I asked a neighbor of his how she enjoys it and she said " I delight in the sounds of youth enjoying their lives in the moment"!

  2. Awwwww. Those are some cute little ones. Beautiful.

  3. You are a real news hound, johnny on the spot! Thanks for sharing what I didn't witness. 409.