Sunday, June 22, 2014

hot day

Tried to post this quickie about a hot day that ended on a warm porch.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Catching up with Slow Life

Hmmm.  Somehow, followers, the photos I thought I posted of the Iron Chef event a) didn't get posted and b) I can't find them on my computer right now.  So I apologize for your viewing and seeing nada at the time, but I am asking Mark to resend them from his phone and I will put them up as soon as I can.

In the meantime, here are photos gathered from this early June with my dad, Ralph, and Mark's dad, Jerry. We are "celebrating" Jerry's return from almost a month of skilled nursing and hospital care and my dad's rare "outing" from the memory care wing to his (former) main dining room at Cascades of Tucson.  Here, one of their mutual friends is chatting with them.

The second photo is from this week on 6/6--the 70th anniversary of D-Day.  My dad was in the Army and working with their burial unit.  He arrived four days after the landing and was assigned German and Italian POWS to help with burials in Normandy.  The hospice that is now helping with his care, Casa De La Luz, offers an "honoring" ceremony to veterans, so here is Dad with one of his gifts:  a very attractive Army blanket.  He also received a plaque and a knitted prayer pocket.
As care for both dads has become more complex, our "slow life" isn't quite what we would like it to be, but we are thankful for all the assistance they receive from others and for our occasional weekend getaways.  I will be sharing a photo or two from our recent Phoenix getaway in another post.