Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Another holiday, another party.

Mom's Activities Directors (ADs) were hard at work again yesterday. Home made Irish soda bread with butter, a horseradish dip spread atop Ritz crackers, and the usual selection of diet sodas and water were the refreshments.

Mom had her eyes open and seemed aware of what was going on although I don't think she understood it was St. Patrick's Day. Mid-way through, she asked to go to the bathroom. On our way back to our seats, she spotted a pair of unusual glasses on the table. The lenses were see-through green shamrocks. Mom put them on, smiled, and kept them on until it was time for everything to be put away.

Irish tunes blared from the little CD player, with Danny Boy played three times. One of the ADs performed an Irish dance that she'd learned somewhere along the way and did quite well. At the end, she sang an Irish song a cappella that her grandmother had sung to her as a child and that she had sung to her own children. The entire room fell silent as they listened. I have to say, she was excellent!


karen said...

Sounds like a great day. I put a great t-shirt on the back of moms wheelchair. She lives in hospital gowns now but she did not have a green one. I am getting her one before next yr. LOL!!

Mom said...

ADs are great people and do a wonderful work.

Latane Barton said...

Oh, I wish you had gotten a picture of your Mom with those Irish glasses on. How cute was that!!