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Originally posted by PartyOfOne
Good for you Pat. The pups should keep you busy. What have you named them?
I have named them Benny Benny (the little one) and Gussy Gus (the bigger one). After our initial meet, I couldn't get them out of my mind and decided to go forward with the adoption. Last night went very well for the first night. It will take time to get acquainted with my yorkies, but I feel it will all come together. This was meant to be. They were in the shelter for 2 whole weeks after being abandoned in a parking lot in the city, went through neutering, teeth extractions, shots, etc. and still sweet, sweet dogs. They say they are 12 years old, but I think they are younger, but it really doesn't matter. I'm the lucky one here! I should have named them "Royal" and "Carnival"...lol...because that is what I'm giving up for now!
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For those contemplating assisted living!

The building of 82 independent living full service suites and 40 independent living apartments is roughly of a half moon shape, facing West and the Lake Nipissing noted for it's spectacular sunsets on clear days. In front of the building a large parking lot, for residents, staff and visitors. Next comes a rail line (freight only) and then the Memorial Highway which runs along the lake.

I have a one bedroom apartment on the 4th floor with a "Million Dollar" View, with ample living and dining space, a full kitchen with an island counter and a balcony. Breakfast and Lunch I prepare myself, and dinners I have at the restaurant, except once weekly when I have something else. Mondays two cleaning ladies come and they do a pretty thorough job. Further down the corridor is the recycling\garbage room and the laundry room, with soap and drying sheets supplied.

There is a large Flagpole with the Canadian Flag. When a person dies, it flies a half mast three days in a row. This happened two times in last ten days and, together with the temperature outside of -27C (-17F) did nothing to bolster my spirits.

They had a fifth anniversary party the other day, with fancy foods, followed by a few speeches (during which I was honored for my entertaining), followed by a dance. There are quite few activities scheduled, from therapeutic exercises, Fitness Classes, Balance Classes, to Art Classes, Bridge, Euchre, and Bingo to name a few, but I have so far not participated with any of them, mainly due to lack of interest but also lack of speech. Several times a week they have movies, but with my hearing problem (I get a lot of echo) I had to give it up. On the other hand, I have taken to playing the piano from 20 minutes each day after dinner and have quite a appreciative crowd waiting for me. Thank God, they are not critical or for the most part not familiar with the music I am playing, for I have to improvise a lot, be it that I don't remember the beginning, the middle or the end of a tune. That together with the echo in my ears bothers me a lot, and I can only hope that this improves together with communication. I have put a notice to find someone to play Scrabble with, one woman answered and after we played a few times and she lost by a wide margin, I guess she was discouraged. I guess that there are more "Bingo" people than "Scrabble".

As you would expect, there are lots of walkers around as well as a few motorized chairs. I have not used my Scooter since November when the weather was nice and I checked out the neighborhood.

The dining room ist cheerful and the food is generally good. Of course there is repetition, and after a while you are able to predict how every dish tastes. Just about the experience I had on the ship. Sundays they serve wine ($3 glass but you can bring your own bottle anytime for which there is a corking charge of $5). The Sunday dinners, for which I always invite Steve and Joyce, alternate between Ham and Roast Beef, which turns out to be a Pot Roast even though it has a passable Yorkshire Pudding with it. During the week a sit with two fellows, one without teeth, the the other which I discovered is the one to consult whenever a notable event transpired. His is diabetic and does a daily walk through the long corridors of 3 stories. His interests seems to be Dominoes and Bingo.

Looking around I can always see someone much worse off than I am, but understandably I concentrate on the "live ones"!

The staff is dedicated, helpful and friendly, and this goes also with the kitchen and serving staff. And since all of them are young (compared), they are a refreshing sight.

I do not know how long I am staying here. Naturally, I yearn to be able to recapture my recent past, but that is dependent on many things.
So, in order to be optimistic and prepared, I am aiming at Ft. Lauderdale for "Poesia" on April 20, which passes by at New York where I would like to see my good friends Lea and Bill, on to Dover, where I would like to be at the B&B in Southampton, to see Sylvia, Olivia, ken and Max; take a plane direct to Bern for a "Last Visit" and then return to Canada. Could it be?


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http://home.cablerocket.com/~egon/index.htm
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Originally posted by yellowbird23

OMG.....they are so precious!!!!!
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Originally posted by jlb91454
OMG.....they are so precious!!!!!
Thanks Joyce! Yes, they are precious. They have made my two old yorkies come back to life (and me as well..lol).
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Originally posted by yellowbird23
Thanks Joyce! Yes, they are precious. They have made my two old yorkies come back to life (and me as well..lol).
That is a good thing on both accounts.

BTW.....going to get Egon birthday card today and will put it in the mail. Thanks for the reminder (a few posts back) that his bday is coming up
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Originally posted by jlb91454
That is a good thing on both accounts.

BTW.....going to get Egon birthday card today and will put it in the mail. Thanks for the reminder (a few posts back) that his bday is coming up
His spirits are high all the time. He is one remarkable man and if I can help make his days brighter then I have done my job. Thanks Joyce!
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Originally posted by yellowbird23
So, in order to be optimistic and prepared, I am aiming at Ft. Lauderdale for "Poesia" on April 20, which passes by at New York where I would like to see my good friends Lea and Bill, on to Dover, where I would like to be at the B&B in Southampton, to see Sylvia, Olivia, ken and Max; take a plane direct to Bern for a "Last Visit" and then return to Canada. Could it be?

http://home.cablerocket.com/~egon/index.htm
I sure hope Egon can somehow manage to take the trip he described.

Pat - Your new pups are incredibly cute.
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A million thanks, Pat, for sharing Egon's note ... I hope his readership is still going strong. Would you mind posting his address again for those of us who would like to send him a birthday card? He continues to amaze, and I so cherish this thread.
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Originally posted by OceanPatter
A million thanks, Pat, for sharing Egon's note ... I hope his readership is still going strong. Would you mind posting his address again for those of us who would like to send him a birthday card? He continues to amaze, and I so cherish this thread.
Thank you OceanPatter.
Egon's birthday is 2/9 and address is:
Mr. Egon Landsberg
Marina Point
225 Oak Street W.

North Bay ON P1B 0A9
Canada


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Originally posted by yellowbird23
Thank you OceanPatter.
Egon's birthday is 2/9 and address is:
Mr. Egon Landsberg
Marina Point
225 Oak Street W.
North Bay ON P1B 0A9
Canada

His birthday card from me is on it's way
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Thanks Joyce! It's the cheapest gift to give someone who really appreciates it for only 85 cents.
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Originally posted by yellowbird23
Thanks Joyce! It's the cheapest gift to give someone who really appreciates it for only 85 cents.
Just FYI.....from California it was $1.10 - still a small price to pay
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Hi all!

Was great to read Egon's latest letter.

Pat ~ your puppies are adorable!

Just mailed my birthday card to Egon today so hope he gets it on time.
It's a bit cheeky.

~ Jo ~
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Originally posted by retiring soon
Hi all!

Was great to read Egon's latest letter.

Pat ~ your puppies are adorable!

Just mailed my birthday card to Egon today so hope he gets it on time.
It's a bit cheeky.

~ Jo ~
Thank you Jo! He will love it, I'm sure (especially with it being "cheeky"...)
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Today is Egon's birthday day.....hope he enjoys his special day. And gets LOTS of birthday cards from all of us on this thread.
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RCCL - 12 times, 9 ships
Kanata (Ottawa)
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Happy birthday Egon. Is it 95 or 96 today?
It is a perfect, sunny, bright day out there - after yesterday's storm.
Hope Egon gets out to enjoy the sunshine.

Louise
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I have received 8 cards from the readers of CC! Steve and (his) Joyce are taking me out today for Dinner and a fancy restaurant and I know what I am ordering: Shrimp Cocktail, Rack of Lamb, Creme Brulee. Unfortunately I cannot do justice to the meal, because my appetite is small. But fortunatly there is Steve!
It sure is 96 ...
love - Egon
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Happy Birthday Egon!


Pat - Thanks for posting his message and his picture. It sounds like our birthday cards got there OK.
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Flying Monkey Cat Ranch
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