Thanksgiving with Grandma Merritt
Over Thanksgiving, we took Lucy to visit her sole great-grandparent, Grandma Merritt. Apparently we were breaking some law in North Carolina. You can’t take children into certain facilities anymore unless they are visiting a parent who is terminally ill. This includes hospitals, assisted living centers and rest homes. I guess that this stems from the recent swine flu outbreak. Maybe they haven’t heard of the invaluable benefit of multi-generational care.
Grandma Merritt has been at Springwood since early November. Unlike Brighton Gardens, they do not have a front porch area where you can visit with your friends and loved ones without entering the facility. I thought that we would walk through the front door, cross a hallway and immediately step out into the courtyard. This was not the case. But we are no worse for the wear. And we loved visiting Grandma Merritt.
Lucy wore the dress that Grandma Merritt gave to her, which she also wore during her baby dedication. I showed her the embroidery that I did on the slip of Lucy’s name and the date of the dedication.
Grandma is not feeling very well lately. We hope that she feels better. We love you, Grandma.