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Posted 2018-01-22T05:18:00Z

The last of her generation; the end of an era

I make this last post with great sorrow. Our precious friend and family member, Cora, known to some as Tiby, or Aunt Tiby, passed away Saturday morning. She contracted a severe infection on Thursday, on top of another severe infection she was already fighting on top of pneumonia. It was too much for the doctors, medicines and her well-worn body to overcome.[...]

Posted 2017-12-08T22:31:00Z

The Latest and Greatest

Cora is getting closer to coming home where she belongs!  The timing is almost totally outside our control and under the control of the long term care insurance company; nevertheless, our goal is to have Aunt Tiby home by Christmas. We dropped the idea of "increased care" assisted living being her next move and decided we would make this work at home, with some help, which is being arranged. She'll be so much happier at home, so it's just the best thing for her. She's trying to stay patient while biding her time in skilled nursing at Parkwood until all the long term care prerequisites have been met for "alternative home care."  [...]

Posted 2017-11-19T18:11:14Z

Checking in ... Cora's Doing Fine

Just checking in to let you know that Cora is rocking along and doing well.  Her strength and stamina have improved greatly and there's probably some room for more improvement.  Since I am moving to Dallas... movers come Friday after Thanksgiving .. Cora will be moving to Dallas soon.  We are touring a place in Dallas early this week that we are hopeful will be just the perfect place until she is able to move back home with me. That is still our goal!  Your ongoing support, love and prayers for Aunt Tiby's (Cora's) continued progress are appreciated.[...]

Posted 2017-11-10T13:21:09Z

A Cora Report

Once again, I hope you took "no news" as being "good news" for Cora, because it is.  She's doing just fine.

It seems like a whirlwind started through here a couple of weeks ago and decided to stay for a while.  Aunt Tiby never leaves my radar screen, but I have to admit, I got way sidetracked by personal business and haven't updated the journal in a while. My apologies.  I know many of you like getting updates on this journal.[...]

Posted 2017-10-21T11:53:22Z

FB friends: A little birthday surprise!

A special note to Aunt Tiby's Facebook "fans" and others who may not have gotten the memo yet:

Tiby's 100th birthday is coming up October 30!  She is doing well in Parkwood and is working hard so she can come home soon. We will surprise her next weekend with a basket of birthday cards. She loves cards and will enjoy them for a very long time. In fact, Aunt Tiby gets so much joy from notes and cards that she always wants to write a thank you note for every thank you note and greeting card received. I reminder her it's not necessary. But that's just how she thinks. I want to be like her when I grow up![...]

Posted 2017-10-18T12:11:30Z

Cora's Big Adventure

First a little reminder while I'm thinking of it:  If you are going to send Cora a birthday card for the Big 100th, you can send it to my house anytime now, and I'll put it in the birthday card basket and surprise her at the family party on 10/28.  Please mail to: 200 Arbor Glen Dr., Euless, TX 76039.  She's going to be so tickled to get your cards![...]

Posted 2017-10-12T15:57:49Z

Don't mess with Cora!

Just a quick "Cora story" this morning:

Yesterday Cora was pushed in her wheelchair to breakfast by one of the Parkwood attendants.  Sometimes she can wheel herself, and sometimes she needs to be wheeled, according the how the staff assesses her strength and stamina at the time.  After breakfast, she waited and waited for someone to wheel her back to her room.  She wanted to have a little rest before the Physical Therapist came to get her for morning exercise.  Finally, waving her arms got the attention of an aid, who told Cora someone would help her in a few minutes.  With that, Cora unlocked the wheels and started rolling her chair forward. The aid rushed over and said, "You can't do that!". "Oh yes I can!", she replied under her breath, laid a raspberry on her, and took herself back to her room.  Go Cora! [...]