Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Trea Gracelyn Enters the Scene

My great-niece Trea Gracelyn, four days old. (pronounced Traya)

Wouldn't wake up for me, and I didn't want to disturb her. I'll get my chance.

This is Karen and Dick's first granddaughter.


I stopped to see Grandma both on my way to The Pas and on the way home. When I was leaving her room yesterday , she said "What's your name again?" First time she's said that, except in a dream I had a few years ago when she'd asked "Who are you?"

Every time I've gone to the nursing home lately she's been snoozing on top of her bed. Morning, afternoon, early evening, it's all the same. Doesn't sit up while you visit with her, but says she's feeling fine and all's well. Does look that way, though her face seemed noticeably round last time.


The debate is on about whether to get the H1N1 vaccine. The population of this country seems to be split about 50-50 between who's planning to get the shot and who is not.



  1. Congrats on the addition to the family. Nice of you to visit with your Grandma. It is certainly difficult when they stop recognizing you.

    I was waffling on the vaccine. But I spend alot of time with my father who has serious health issues, so I decided that I should get it for his safety. However deciding and getting are two different things. Nobody knows what is going on here. Presume eventually it will all be figured out.

  2. Thank you for your comment on my blog, some time ago. It was a rather busy summer, followed by an amazingly tough fall. I hope that, someday soon, you get to see your mom like my aunt saw my husband.


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