Sunday, June 25, 2017


Beatitudes for Friends of the Aged

Blessed are they who understand

My faltering step and palsied hand.

Blessed are they who know that my ears today

Must strain to hear the things they say.

Blessed are they who seem to know

That my eyes are dim and wits are slow.

Blessed are they who look away

When coffee spilled at the table today.

Blessed are they with a cheery smile

Who stop to chat for a little while.

Blessed are they who never say

You’ve told that story twice today.”

Blessed are they who know the ways

To bring back memories of yesterday.

Blessed are they who make it known

That I’m loved, respected, and not alone.

Blessed are they who know I’m at a loss

To find the strength to carry the cross.

Blessed are they who ease the way

On my journey Home in loving ways.

~ Author unknown

This is a tribute to my daughter Carrie Bleau and her family.  For years they have taken my mother'in'love "Grandma Kitty" on so many of their trips and functions.  They have gone and got her almost every Sunday for dinner.  Every Tuesday was Pizza night and they would go and get her and bring her to the house for pizza.  Grandma Kitty loved pizza and never seemed to get tired of it.

Carrie took her grocery shopping and when she could no longer go and do it she did it for her.  They would all come over and clean her apartment when Grandma Kitty no longer could do it.  She took her to doctors appointments.  What ever Grandma Kitty needed they saw to it that it was done.

My husband and I moved to CA to help out,  as Grandma got to where she could not do as much.  But because of getting environmental asthma while there, we had to move back to AZ.  So Carrie and Family carried on without us as usual.

A few weeks ago Grandma Kitty fell and broke her hip.  Carrie and Family have been right there for her.  Going after work all most every day to see and cheer her on,  at the hospital and now the home where she is getting therapy. 

Carrie said that the phone call from Roy, Me,  Roy III, Lorraine, Brody, Kaley, Wayne, and Leslie (Doug' Landrith's wife)  They all wished her a 89th HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Carrie said she was very tickled about the phone call from the family.  Family was very important to Grandma as it is to us all.

She is improving every day and says she really likes the food.