Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
"Don't use our names, but, yes, you can certainly tell about my little girl. I'm so proud of her."
They had recently lost their mother and grandmother. She had not been too surprised when her 5-year-old daughter asked, "Mom, can I take a new grandma. Please, please, Mom. That other lady in grandma's room is so lonely. No one ever comes to see her. Can I make her a Christmas card. I could put my own most very special Angel picture on it."
And so began a beautiful relationship. The new grandma -- who asked, "Honey, can I just call you Angel, for you certainly are one" -- really has no family to visit her.
We have so many young folks who visit the nursing homes during the Christmas season, singing carols and bringing treats. And that's great. Perhaps some of them could go one step further and adopt a grandma or grandpa. Those folks have so many stories to tell. They can make history come alive, so to speak. Ask the staff how you can help. And you may be in for a happy surprise.
Love and God bless.
-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 165, Tonganoxie 66086; firstname.lastname@example.org.