Sunday, July 17, 2011


WHILE I'M WAITING TO LAUGH, here are a few looks at what goes on inside the Manor:
The black books on the top shelf to the left are a complete series of Agatha Christie's books. We caught one of the residents standing on a chair to reach one, so for a while we relocated them to a lower shelf. In hopes that she's finished the series, they've recently been replaced. The machine in front of the window enlarges, so that residents with visual problems can see to read.

Once in a while a week features "Taco Tuesday" which causes me to be almost deliriously happy. Will stands ready to take orders for either beef or chicken (one of each for me, please), adds lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cheese. Sour cream and guacamole are served on the side.

When I remember, we take our own hot sauce to the dining room with us. It adds to the experience. Now if we could just figure out how to import margaritas, Taco Tuesdays would be perfect.

When this was taken, the entertainment must have been either serious or at least solumn. 

I was on the lower level one day and peeked into the maintenance room and stole this shot of John hard at work. He's on a team of maintenance men who keep us up and running.

Isabel is a relatively new resident, astounding in her abilities at the age of 103. She's spry, is a splendid conversationalist, can read small print, seemingly has no hearing loss, enjoys a remarkable appetite and does her own laundry. Her daughter came from Canada to help her relocate.

It's unusual to see the men sit down together for a cup of coffee and a chat in the Tea Room, but this is proof that it can happen.


  1. Great shots and stories

    A Non Y Mouse

  2. Thanks for the tour.

    When you and Nadine inherited the library, did it look THIS inviting!!!!


  3. I feel as if I'd know people if I visited. Nice profiles.

  4. Is there much interest in e-books?

  5. Only 3 of us use a Kindle. 3 1/2 if we count Mr. Bob who rarely does, but has been known to.