Sunday, January 18, 2015
The Nursing Home
The time had come and the decision was made for the family to make nursing care arrangements for the family matriarch, so they take the frail, elderly woman to the nursing home and leave her, praying she will be well cared for.
The next morning, the nurses bathe her, feed her a tasty breakfast, and set her in a chair at a window overlooking a lovely flower garden.
She seems okay but after a while she slowly starts to lean over sideways in her chair. Two attentive nurses immediately rush up to catch her and straighten her up.
Again, she seems okay but after a while she starts to tilt to the other side. The nurses rush back and once more bring her back upright.
This goes on all morning.
Later, the family arrives to see how the old woman is adjusting to her new home. "So Mother, how is it here? Are they treating you all right?" they anxiously ask her.
"It’s pretty nice," she replies. "Except they're pretty rigid... they won’t even let you fart."