Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas. Bob and I are waiting for the child to get up and exchange gifts. Who knows when he came home last night. But he was really good yesterday. He and I went to see Mother in the nursing home in Fort Worth. We'd bought her a flat screen tv to hang close to her bed. The swivel arm that really swivels was sold out when we bought the tv and 25' cable earlier. So James Randall and I stopped at the Best Buy on the turnpike on the way to Mom's. A ZOO. Took us 20 minutes to get to Best Buy after we exited. Got really lucky and they had the swivel. Then the car needed gas. Took 30 minutes to do that, get a Starbucks and get back on the road. Believe it or not, the maintenance man at the nursing home said he could install the tv while we were there. That took about 2 and a half hours, but worth staying to be sure all was installed. Mom's good for about 20 minutes and then tires out, but she did her best because her only grandson was with her. Course she can't get use to his shoulder lenght curly hair. We bundled her up and took her on the patio so I could cut her hair. I started telling James Randall stories of Mom when she would visit Bob and me at amusement parks Bob was running before Randall was born. No one had more fun there than Mom. Mother conficated Bob's golf cart at one park and use to go speeding down the midway swerving to barely miss people in her path. One time she zoomed through some baracades the golf cart fit through with inches to spare. As her passenger, if I hadn't taken my elbow off the arm rest in time she'd have knocked it off. I was horrified, but didn't faze her. Mom has long term memory and we laughed until we cried. We had fun on a daily basis at those parks. But no one had as much fun as Miss Lottie Mae.

Here's Christmas party pictures. Mother was sorely missed. Miss Lottie Mae was the life of our Christmas party all the years (and we never missed a year) we hosted. Lots of people there who knew her and remember her buzzing around the party. She was here in spirit, but then again, isn't she always here in spirit?

A good time was had this year. These pictures and more to come are dear people we are lucky to have in our lives.
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