Wednesday September 7
Saying for the Day:"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate."Albert Schweitzer
----Saima Jupola fell last night and now is in the hospital. The family feels bad and some members feel guilty because they didn't go and stay with her. The doctor said emphatically that she can't go home alone. The family wants her to go either to assisted living or a nursing home. Even in the hospital Saima is against both alternatives. She says she'd rather die first. The Dr. suggested to her that she go into assisted living just until she can walk better. Since she broke her hip in the fall and their will be some recovery time after surgery. She said she will think about it. Its a good thing the Jupolas have money or the nursing home would be the only alternative as Medicare doesn't pay for assisted living, even when ordered by a doctor. It is hard to get old.
Mrs. Hilary Henry took her fifth and sixth grade students on a field trip to the Bergal farm today. Jon explained farming as he does it. Tommy, the undertaker's son wanted to see the pasty eating bear but Jon said it was long gone. He did show them the scratches on the back door he said were made by the bear. Then Tommy managed to push Amelia Jupola into the farm pond. She really looked funny when she came out and the other kids laughed at her. Mrs. Henry used that to teach a lesson on kindness and not laughing at other people's misfortune. of course everyone knew that if Tommy had pushed somebody else in Amelia would have lead the laughing. Sometimes there is a tiny bit of justice in the world. Tommy had to stay after school and write five hundred times "I will behave on field trips.". Not that it will do any good because Tommy will keep being Tommy. Well I'll keep you informed.
----Good night last night. In the morning after breakfast Betty and I cut a DVD of Pat's High School Graduation. Now the question is what to do with the original video tapes. Then I worked on the computer until almost 10:00 when I went out and ran the trains. Betty went to Tops. She lost 1/2 a pound. Two people from Florida stopped and looked over the lay out. They were impressed. In the afternoon two men came and started preparation to paint the bathroom by patching the hole in the ceiling. They will come back next week to continue the job. The man came and cut the grass. I made an adjustment to the church web page and added Ida Linna to the family web page. Pat called and we got to talk to the boys. Then Betty and I looked at a websight that sells people figures for model trains. We saw several things we might buy. Well I need a breathing treatment