Saturday, December 8, 2007

A repeat of a good story.



I know what you are about to read some of you may have read before but it is one of my all time favorite nursing home stories of when I worked there.It seems I always has some fun and entertaining thing to report when I worked at the nursing home.Unlike the the dialysis center where most of them have elevators that go to the 21st floor.
Picture it a retired pastors wife.One whom has served the churches, been a Sunday school teacher for years.She may have sang in the church choir,lead a bible study some women's small group.You get it the normal pastor wife thing most pastors wives are expected to do.
This women whom had been sadly hit with dementia now was able to say what she had wanted to say to people all these years.She could still sing hymns, recite scripture, tell you what churches she and her husband had served.And swear!!!! Yes she could let the words fly quite often.
This brings me to my story.It was shortly before Christmas and I was at work in the Christmas spirit.I had on my blinking bow tie, and my Santa hat.As residents were returning to their rooms after their noon meal,( dinner for us in Dutch land lunch for you big city folks) I was walking along side of her and just casually asked her if she wanted to wear my Santa hat. She responded very loud and firm.NO you damn fool Jesus is the reason for the season!!!!!!!!
The nurse working along with myself almost fell over laughing from her response. I had never heard it quite like that before.Needless to say I was left speechless.
I think to this day that is one of my favorite nursing home stories. So the next time you see someone in a Santa hat just smile and say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
Hope this brings a smile to your faces.
Hugs,
Mr.Brian

10 comments:

Verna said...

Hey Mr Brian--cool story. Glad you are enjoying your mail--sad to hear Becky ratted me out!! Do you like this music?? I will change it to something else--perhaps miss piggy singing Santa baby :o) Just let me know what song you want.

redmaryjanes said...

Mr. Brian, I am offended that you would think that was Steffie on my header. She's the hottie blonde I hang out with, but I am the beautiful brunette. That's me you silly man, now go put on your Santa hat!!

Janet said...

Tee hee. Well, she sure told you, didn't she? LOL!

Beckyb said...

As crude as it is - she is EXACTLY right - great reminder!!!

Steffie B. said...

I think I remember that story.....AND......I just found your comment on RMJ blog......I was CRACKING up....you are so funny....

crazylady said...

Is that your 'santa's helper' dress on your right margin?
I'm getting a visual. Shexy!

~Amy~ said...

You are so welcome! I enjoyed sending you one! :) I know 2009 will be here before we know it! ahhhh!

nikki said...

Blinking bow tie, santa hat, and oversized inflatables in your yard!!??? Oh Mr.Brian! You are TOO much!

(Your latest comment on my blog cracked me up!)

You know I love ya!

LINDA said...

I am smiling!!!! Blinking tie--that's a hoot!

Whitty's Four said...

You have to love that dementia.