Mudcat Café message #807508 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52694   Message #807508
Posted By: Sorcha
20-Oct-02 - 09:58 PM
Thread Name: Today's Nursing Home Gig
Subject: Today's Nursing Home Gig
Tired, but had a very good time! The Group, 10 of us, drove 150 miles to see and play for our ex-wash tub bass player. His son slapped him in a nursing home 120 miles from his home and friends. Yes, he needs to be in "care", but not that far from his friends. The son never goes to visit, so the entire crew packed up and went to see him and play in his "home" so he could show us off to his new friends. 3 hrs up, 3 back and 4 there........

We even took his Lady Friend with us since she seldom gets to see him any more. He is 88, she is 95 and still at home alone. She had a blast and was so happy to be included. It's a very long way, but we all had fun and are planning to do it again in April if he is still with us.

It's one of the neatest care centers I have ever been in. If a resident has a pet when he has to go there, the pet is also welcome. Dogs and cats wandering the halls with no constraints at all, except what their owners put on them. No "doggie smells" or messes so I have to assume that the staff is willing to help with trips outside and litter boxes. Pretty neat place.

Herb is looking very well, with a small possibility that he may be able to "go over the wall" in a few months! He would still need help, but maybe we can get him closer to home!

Exciting, but exhausting, day!