Family Day? What’s Family Day?

18 Feb

Happy Family Day!

I am already sick of the Harlem Shake, but this version is worth sharing, just because it shows a lighter side of retirement home living.

Watch “Harlem Shake Senior Citizens – Retirement Home in Florida” on YouTube

Whoever says you lose your sense of humor when you get old, probably hasn’t spent much time with old people. Yesterday I eavesdropped on my mother’s 88-year-old estranged brother as he gave my seven-year-old son tips on how to pick up women. My mother and my uncle have not spoken in over 25 years.  They now live two doors apart in the same seniors home and they still don’t speak.  The notion of these warring siblings living in such close proximity during their final years is a source of amusement on both sides of the family divide.

I’m not sure if my uncle realized who I was, or if he grasped that the child he was speaking with is his great nephew. But he looked happy to have a young person pay him some attention.  And as my son and his Great Uncle chatted away, even my mother was smiling at the brother she can’t stand the sight of.


4 Responses to “Family Day? What’s Family Day?”

  1. Cindy February 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Talk about crossing the great divide! Go Mekai! Wow.

    • dementiadeli February 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

      Stay tuned, he has yet to introduce himself to Auntie Vera.

  2. Dianne February 21, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    That is a family day!

    • dementiadeli February 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

      Hi Dianne: Thanks so much for reading and subscribing to my blog.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

My Neighbor Miss D

“When are you taking me home?“


A topnotch site


Style, Spectacle and Performance on Canada's Political Stage

Living with Dementia

Diary from a 20 something caring for her nan

ann ahnemouse

Just another site. (c) 2011-2013 Ann Ahnemouse

On Crawford St.

Aging Issues and Navigating Eldercare from the inside of the Sandwich

Melanie Simons

Marketing Communications and Project Management

Design Destination:

a blog about contemporary design

Shared Voices

Exploring people, places and things related to AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)

Gluten-Free Gluttony

Eating gluten-free has never been this gluttonous

Random Relevance

Because I Want to Blog About Any & Everything


The rise of a health nut


Aging Issues and Navigating Eldercare from the inside of the Sandwich

What's the Good Word?

Words and Meaning

James Bigg

Aging Issues and Navigating Eldercare from the inside of the Sandwich

Bay Street Hoops

If you love basketball, this is the place to be

%d bloggers like this: