Monday, August 28, 2006

Sister

Vivian is my only remaining sibling. I came from a large family but being the baby, very few of friends knew I had brothers and sisters. Vivian will be 76 years old in December and we have never lived in the same town except for a brief period when we came back from California and stayed in one of their "sharecropper houses" ( her husband owned a farm ) until my dad could get his SS check started.

Her health is failing a little and she is in a "nursing home" by her own choice. She knows she needs full time care ( more like full time supervision ). She has taken a spill or two lately and is afraid to be by herself. Two of her daughters live close to her an another lives just a few miles away. She is in great hands with the girls and I have little to worry about. Loving daughters are such a blessing for her. We had a great visit and I plan to return soon. It is over 100 miles one way. I never get 2 days off in a row and it is hard to just run down there as I need my rest between my 12 to 14 hour days. Just not as young as I used to be.

2 comments:

PEA said...

It's a shame when family live so far away from each other...it's the same with me and my 4 brothers, two are in British Columbia and two are in Toronto. I see my two youngest ones from Toronto a couple times a year but the two oldest in BC I only see maybe once every 4 or 5 years. Now as we're getting older, we're realizing that we don't travel as much or as far as we used to so the meetings will be far and few between.

Kerri said...

It's nice to keep in touch with siblings. My only brother (and SIL) lives in Australia. We keep up with each other on the phone.
It's too bad you never get 2 days off in a row. That's hard.

 

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