Wondering about wild grapes

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wondering about a card my wife made.

I have told you a few times before, the last time: http://dizzydick.blogspot.com/2012/12/coloring-my-wifes-doodles.html that my wife makes cards to send every weekday to my Aunt who is in a nursing home in Pennsylvania and once in awhile I make one, too.  We have told them to share them with the other residents of the home, also.

Yesterday, I walked past the table and saw a card that she was making to send this week.  I took a couple of pictures of it, the first one of the outside and the second one of the inside and I thought that I would share them with you:

I thought that my wife came up with another good one.

I had another important subject to cover this morning, but it has just slipped my mind.  I hate it when I go blank and I seem to do that a lot more lately.  You don't think I am getting old and senile do you?  I am not real good at multi-tasking any more.  I used to even triple task when I was a little bit younger, now I can hardly keep my mind on one single thing.  The joys of aging!!  Now, you all have a great time today and don't forget what you had planned to do, you hear?


  1. With age, came such a non-relenting emotional funk that my lack of memory only happens when I move...and I can't remember why I stood up.

  2. Love those cards, and still don't have any idea where she gets hers...

  3. Lotta joy, been there, done that. Actually, I go there a lot lately. Now, what else was I going to say?

    Trouble, she sure can come up with a lot of ideas and different designs.

  4. I would love to see more photos of the cards you send. You know I'm a crafty person. I'm sure the aunt loves receiving them too.

  5. What a thoughtful thing to do... love the card.... hope to see more of them. One of our granddaughters makes her own cards and sends them to us... makes it so personal to get a card with our great-granddaughter's photo or the like... means so much more!

  6. Having had my father in a nursing home for five years before he passed away I know how important keeping in contact with the family is.

    My mother was there everyday for him and I think in his mind he just thought he was at the hospital.

    There were many elderly residents who even though their family lived in town never came to visit them. They were sad and withdrawn.

    Those whose family lived out of town but received letters, pictures and phone calls were happy and in a better frame of mind.

    I applaud what your wife and you do for you aunt. I am sure it makes her feel loved, cherished and remembered.

  7. I'm a serial multi-tasker, one unrelated thought after another, and never revisit a previous thunk thought cause the train don't go in reverse.
    The cards are great, handmade items are much valued in a nursing home.

  8. Jill, I will put more on tomorrow. She has been making the cards for a couple of years now.

    The Odd Essay, hand made cards from loved ones are extra special.

    MsB, Pennsylvania is a long way away to visit often, so a card a day makes both my aunt and us feel closer. The summer before last we did get up there to see her and it was great, not only seeing her but our other relatives.

    Jimkabob, sometimes I repeat myself because at my age I can't remember what I just said. . .

  9. Well as you can see from as late as I am I had planned on reading this last night. We are all going down the same path I'm afraid!! Those people love cards I know my Dad always did. So special you do this!

  10. Tammy, to bring a little joy and laughter into someone's life that is uaually lonely and boring is the least we can do.

  11. Those cards are a thoughtful idea and bring a bit of comfort, no doubt. I was going to type something else but, but where am I? I seem to have forgot...

    Be well,


  12. Klahanie, thanks. Here I thought that I was the only one who forgets what he is writing.