Pecan Grove ( Pecan Orchard and Senior Residence

December 31, 2013

December 2013

Filed under: Pecan Grove,Senior Residence — knewman @ 8:50 pm

As 2013 comes to an end, we have so much to be thankful for.  Most at PG are doing their usual… all except Roger.  He recovered from the surgery he had, but hasn’t regained his strength.  He’s still in a long term care hospital in Conroe, and seems to have gotten weaker in recent days.  When he’s up to a conversation he never discusses himself.  He asks about some at PG, about the twins, about our family.  When we ask him how he’s doing he just says “don’t grow old!”.   He often discusses scripture or a line of a hymn he’s been enjoying… sometimes he quotes an entire stanza.  Other times he’s too tired to visit… just wants to sleep.  There were times in December we thought he was improving enough to come back to PG, but that doesn’t seem likely now.

We didn’t get pictures of most of the visitors we had in December.  The following shows Jeff Chenault with Travis Bolt.  Jeff is helping Travis on a project here.  He’ll probably be back in January.  Don, Charlotte and Paul Shaner visited from Virginia.

Travis and Jeff Paul, Charolett and Don

Steve Bailey visited Esther with Dale Maki.  Today is mom’s 82nd.  This picture wasn’t taken at PG like most of our birthday photos… it was taken at Ann Newman’s Orange Shoe studio in Houston.

Steve, Esther, Dale Leona's 82nd

Unfortunately we didn’t get pictures of many others… Jon and Mae Nelson were back for a visit.  The Milles are living in the cabin at PG now and they had visitors including Andrew Jacque from Canada, their kids Pierre Mille and Elisa Herd (with her son James).  Joyce spent a few days visiting her mom and helping at PG.  Several of Conchita and Samuels families visited.

We had a much colder December than usual, with temperatures dropping below freezing several nights.  The cold seemed to bring out the color in the leaves.  It’s certainly not New England, but there were some beautiful colors.  The deer stopped coming to the deer feeder… not sure why, but other varmints including crows, rabbits and coons cleaned up the corn.  This coon was determined to climb the 1″ diameter steel leg of the feeder.

leaves coon

Happy New Year!




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