Thursday, August 7, 2008
~Happy Birthday, Florence~
Today was Florence's 83rd birthday. This has been a tough year for my dear friend. Shortly after Jim and I returned from Nevada, she was hospitalized. There were days when I thought we would lose her. She has recovered somewhat but still isn't all the way back
Nevertheless, I think she really enjoyed her birthday. The Recreation Director for her floor is a delight. She ordered hamburgers and fried from a local restaurant for lunch for the whole floor. She said Florence really enjoyed the food and ate a whole hamburger. That's really unusual for her.
When we arrived with the cake (which her friend Bill had provided), they were all gathered around the lunch table waiting for us. They have a volunteer, Ron, who comes in and plays the guitar for them. We could hear him singing as we came down the hall. We arrived with our cake to cheers and applause. These folks are so much fun.
Cee-Cee, one of my favorite aids, helped us serve the cake and scoop the ice cream.
This dear lady really likes Jim. Everytime we come she asks "Who's that guy?" I told her today that I was sorry, but he was taken. She just laughed.
This is Florence's roommate who I adore. She is the dearest lady.
This gal is new to the floor. She is so pleasant and easygoing. She loved the cake. Actually, they all did. We had a really fun time.
And here is the birthday girl. She said she couln't remember when she had such good cake. She thanked us over and over for everything. What a dear friend she has been to me these many years. I hope this is a good year for her.