Today in My History

2000:  Maybe it was the Ham
2001:  She's Gone Global
2002:  It's Only Money, Right?
2003:  Disney Was Wrong
2004:  In the Name of Freedom
2005:  So Much, So Much, So Much
2006:  Ho
w Do You Know?
2007: Just a Wonderful Illusion?
2008: Saving the Aligators
2010: A Zen State of Mind
2011: USPS
2012: Crabby Birthday Girl
2013: Alas, No Anastasia

2014: Sunday Stealing
2015: Bittersweet
2016: Missed Opportunities
2017:  Finished...at last Finished
2018: Next Up--Hunnert!
2019: Saturday 9
2020: Acautaintances

Books Read in 2021
 Updated 8/03
"Win" and
"Miracle Cure"
by Harlan Coben...and
"Mr. Monk Goes to
the Firehouse"
by Lee Goldberg

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010

Cast (updated 7/16)

(you know how to fix it)

Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

mail to Walt / mail to Bev  s


7 September 2021

Well, the cake wasn't bad...it was terrible!  I will never again make a cake from scratch.  I may possibly never make a cake again.

But it was OK. She didn't want cake anyway, and we got good pictures of her with the cake. I left the rest of the cake for whoever at Eldervilla might want it, with an apology to Sandy about how bad it was.  The frosting and filling were fine, but the cake itself was so bad.

Jeri called so she could do FaceTime with us.  She played happy birthday for her grandmother on the weird instrument she has, which I don't know the name of.  It took a bit to get my mother to actually SEE her and she wasn't sure what  the screen of the phone was, but she did pay attention for a bit.

Ned got out some more of the birthday cards from last year and she looked at a few of them.  Not sure if she understood it was her birthday, but she enjoyed the colorful cards, especially the card from Jeri.

Sandy brought plates and a knife and I cut the cake, but she didn't want to have any (which didn't surprise me)

She has this new way of ... you wouldn't call it talking. She'll be in the middle of saying something and then lets out a loud grunt/yell.  It sounds as if she is straining  to have a bowel movement, but she does it over and over and over.  I think the first time I heard it was when Hospice was cleaning her wound but she did it a lot today.  Sandy says that when there is confusion she does it and with three of us there (Walt went with Ned and me), it was probably too confusing for her.  But it does make trying to have any sort of interaction with her difficult.

We stayed about an hour and it was obvious she was getting tired, so Sandy took the cake off of the plate I brought it on and washed the plate and we headed on home again.  Tomorrow is the actual day of her birthday, but Jeri will be back in class tomorrow and wouldn't be able to do FaceTime with us.  None of us ever expected that she would live to be 102.  I wonder if she'll make it to 103.




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