Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hi D and Grampa update

 
Today Manny came over to the house and stayed about 5 hours... he sat in a chair watching Sam, Kameron and Kieffer build the room off the garage... I sat next to him and listened to his stories... For 82 he's as sharp as a tack!  Never been married but he sure does love the ladies!
He dates a woman in her 50's... and the stories he tells are pretty funny... I don't know what it is about me but I love listening to old men tell stories! I sure enjoyed Artie's stories too... In fact Manny reminds me a lot of Artie...  Manny use to work at the Palm Springs Racquet Club back in the day... the days when it was a private club where all the old celebrities use to hang out. Anyway... I enjoyed his company very much... I made him spagetti and sent him howme with a bag full of home cooking... His eyes lit up when he looked in the bag... That made it worth every minute of cooking it all.  I LOVE feeding old men... especially old bachlors!
After Manny left I checked my phone Sam's 2 sisters called... Uh oh... Grampa! Big Sigh...
I called them back and they are by Grampa's side... he will be gone by the weekend... [according to hospice] and he is asking for Sam... actually Tina said he kept saying something but it is hard to understand him... so she said Dad write it on this paper... he wrote "Sammy" she said "Sam is ok Dad, he comes every week with Kendra to see you" "Are you asking to see Sam, Dad?" and he shook his head yes...so we are packing up to go home... Its almost 8pm and we have to put all the building material stuff away and lock it up... then we will drive to Grampa's to see him in the morning.
 

5 comments:

candlejmr said...

Oh damn Kendra....even when you know something like this is coming, it's still damn hard.  I'll have my cell phone with me in Boston....call me if you need anything.

Hang in there my friend....I'll be thinking and praying for you...and Grampa.

((hugs))
Jeanne

ktchu9 said...

Oh Kendra, give him a great big hug and lots of love from me..........and that i am praying for him...................call me if i  can do anything ok............plz sista......love you all

Pam

imgr8phil said...

Sorry to hear about Grandpa.  I know you will miss him and his stories.  Hope he is comfortable in his last few day.  Take care and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Phil

eml625 said...

Oh no ! Kendra, if you need me, call , please. I'll be there for you.
Remember the Airport chat we had when my dad passed away?
Love you
E.

queeniemart said...

Manny sounds like  a dream......old as hell and still kicking it with the ladies! LOVE YOU