I can not believe tomorrow is our last full day here and that it has been 4 days already. I have to go back to work on Monday after almost 5 days off. I am looking forward to getting our new bed though soon! Mom and Dad are supposed to be giving me the rest of the money as an early Christmas present for Cory and I next week and then we can either pick it up or have it delivered. It will be so nice to sleep on a new bed mattress. A pillow-top one at that.
Today we went to Bridgetown to visit my Mom’s foster brother Ray. When my mom was in the city after high school taking a secretarial course and then living there her Mom and Dad brought in 2 foster boys who were severely mentally handy capped. My Grandmother had worked in a children’s home in Digby and the boys were there. She ended up bringing them home to live and there were there almost 30 years. So they were both around when I was born until now.
Well actually, one of the boys, Jerry died 9 years ago. My grandparents had to give him up because they were getting older (mid to late 70’s) and he was getting aggressive so he was put into a residential care facility. He was there a few years and choked on Christmas Eve 9 years ago and went into a coma for a week. They eventually took him off life support (by this time both my grandparents had passed and my mom and her brothers and sisters had no say or anything) and he died.
Ray the oldest one is still in a residential home and we go seem him every few months, well my Mom and my Uncle who died a little over a year ago did anyways. I only get a chance every year or so. We had a great visit today with him. He even recognized me and though he can not really speak (just knows a few words for things) he could say my name and kept saying shoes. He taught me to tie my shoes when I was about 3. What an amazing memory he has!
After coming back from Bridgetown we all went into Digby to see the Christmas lights. I took a bunch of pictures which you can see on my facebook. I am putting my 5 favorite below. I was using my iPhone but decided to try the Camera Plus app to see if it helped with night-time photos. It was a little better.
I also decided to do a Christmas version of my theme. I may put the other one back up later.