Monday, September 7, 2009

Visiting the Greats


On Saturday we all headed out to visit with Tony’s grandparents. Clara, his grandmother is 89 and James, his grandfather is 96. It was an awesome, though somewhat depressing visit.



They were both very happy to see us, and Landon entertained us all with his skateboarding skills. It amazes me to think of all that these two have lived to see and do.


Their lives were very different than we are accustomed to yet Tony’s grandfather never fails to ask him how things are going with the computer industry. He’s very knowledgeable about much that is going on today, even though he really doesn’t have any first hand experience with some of what he talks about.

Great-Grandma Clara is rather quiet, but her health isn’t so great. She’s been having a rough month, and we aren’t quite sure what the future holds for her. It’s sad to think that just 3 weeks ago she was playing Sequence with Landon but now she hardly has the energy to get out of bed.

I’m just hoping that they are both comfortable and well cared for where they are. It appeared to be a really nice facility, where there were lots of activities with plenty of freedom and outings. I know that several families are visiting them on a weekly/weekend basis, and the great-grandkids keep them entertained. I’m hoping that we’ll be able to get back out there to visit them before too long.

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