Thursday, September 3, 2009

Grandparents

 
This picture of my mom has nothing to do with my post. I just really like it, she looks so happy. (Even though she's going off to work.)

Over the weekend my grandparents spent a few hours at our house. They both have Alzheimers disease, so we have gotten really good at answering the same questions over and over, and over.

My grandfather really enjoyed seeing pictures of one of my dad's trips. My grandfather was in the second world war and loves talking about anything to do with that. He wasn't in direct combat, so he actually has really good memories of that time. It's amazing all the details he remembers from then, but he doesn't know anything about the present.

My mom got my grandmother to help her cook some dinner. They made peach cobbler and scalloped potatoes. She kept saying stuff like, "I don't remember" and "I don't know what I'm doing", but here hands seemed to remember just fine.

 
They just moved here from Massachusetts in the spring, so we're still getting used to them being here, but it's great to be able to see them more often. I feel so lucky that I get to spend time with them. They still remember me, (although they know me as "Junior"), which is great. 
Do you have grandparents? Do you get to see them?

2 comments:

Jessica said...

I like how you end your posts with comments. i just finished talking to grandma and grandpa ebersole on the phone.

Terrie said...

i love how they call everyone each week. its a nice way to stay in touch.