Hi again, dear readers. Here I am, your Marilyn Beane’s World columnist with more news of my sweetheart and my lives at Crawford Commons Assisted Living in Union.
Starting into another new week in May, on Sunday, May 6, after breakfast back in our room, we listened to Christian programs on the radio, the First Baptist Church in Portland. Then we watched the news over Channel 8. At 10 in the morning, we went to a church service in the dining room with Pastor Bill. Very helpful and uplifting.
A very quiet day here. A sunny and very warm day outside. Using our AC and fan, as our room is so warm.
Every day, we watch the news on Channel 8 TV. Most afternoons we watch “Matlock” and “The Waltons.” When we came back from dinner, we watched “Little House on the Prairie.” They had put Elden to bed. While I was getting ready for bed, I watched “Bonanza” in bed. I tried to watch “Walker, Texas Ranger,” falling asleep, so didn’t always find out the results of the stories.
I’ve made out Mother’s Day cards for friends and one for cousin and friend Carmen Lovejoy, in Camden. I cut out magazine articles for my sweetheart’s “God cares/we care” papers.
Also, we have listened to Christian programs over WBCI radio 105.9.
I’ve been reading my Christian books and papers as always, praying and talking to my beloved Heavenly Father.
On Wednesday morning, our sweet activities director took the bus and a few of the residents who were able and wanted to shopped at Walmart in Thomaston. She purchased for us with our list and money. That afternoon, the Bible man, Ed, came past 2 p.m. and talked. He had prayer for us, then he was going in the dining room to see residents who were there. Being still break time, we went for coffee and cookies.
On Saturday morning, our sweet aide, med tech, former resident-care director – devilish, too — about to leave us this month, took me upstairs to the shower room. She wrapped my bandaged feet in storage bags and taped them and then shampooed my hair and conditioned it and gave me a nice shower. She rode me up and back on the shower chair.
At noon, for lunch we had a nice special meal in observance of Mother’s Day, which was the next day. Our sweet activities director was here the only weekend day. She isn’t here on Sundays. For dessert, we had banana splits. We watched news on Channel 8, and did some writing and cutting articles from magazines for my sweetheart to make his cards.
After going back to our room after supper, my sweetheart was put to bed with the Hoyer lift. I tried to watch TV and to do some writing, and fell asleep. I was so sleepy and tired.
The man who brought me a DVD player one day a while back came on this Saturday while we was eating lunch. Our soon-to-leave aide went in our room with him to leave it. I left the dining room and saw them both in the hallway. I opened our door to look at it. They came in with me and he talked to my aide and I. It seems he couldn’t get parts needed for the old TV so he brought this much moderner one. He’s trying to help so I have the TV and my DVD and all playing. The aide said she could set it up for me. He said if we had any problems that I have his card and I could give him a call. Then he left.
Our aide said she wouldn’t have time to help us that day but would help us that next day when she had more of a helpful aide working with her.
Now I would like to share a testimony through a poem:
I’ve been through so much,
I could write a book,
But I was safe with Him,
Chances I’ve never took.
Now I look over my life,
And I suddenly know,
That I owe Him so much,
He has helped me grow.
Silently, I never knew how,
He had led the way,
When I asked for His help
To start each new day.
He never pushes me away,
He never says a word,
But I know He understands,
Because He is my Lord.
Now I’m so tired. It is late evening at the end of my column. I need to get some sleep. God bless you all. My prayers go up to our blessed Lord for all of you in need. Be looking for Marilyn Beane’s World next week.
My address is Crawford Commons Assisted Living, 132 Middle Road, Union, ME 04862-4018. I always love to hear from my fans.