Today the skies were as gray as a pewter bowl; they were dark and felt stormy. The weathermen can’t agree on what is coming or when, but snow is the favored prediction. On days like today I wish the skies would just open and dump, get it over with. Snow would be fine if the sun would shine on the white making the world glow.
At noon we went to the Encore lunch at Grace Church. Once a month they have a luncheon prepared by the priest or volunteers, and they ask for a donation only to pay for the supplies. The meal was a simple soup, salad, and wonderful bread. The dessert was bread pudding. All was delicious and simple and full of winter heartiness!
There is a speaker or program of some kind at each Encore and all is finished in little over an hour. Today the speaker was from a local nursing home who spoke of how to deal with aging family and friends. She was full of necessary info on durable power of attorney, DNR, and living wills. She stressed the extreme amount of paperwork necessary for the elderly and that everyone should get things lined up way before it is needed. She reinforced her points with real life stories, including her own of losing a mother to suicide and her husband to sudden death.
I know the info was necessary but it was not uplifting to me. It seems we have a harder time getting out of this world than we did getting into it. Tomorrow maybe the gray of the world will be washed white in a snowfall!
Father Steve and retired school principal Dennis--who I learned writes poetry!!!!