New Year’s Day we picked up a prescription for my aunt and took it over to her apartment.
She is part of the generation where women always dressed up. She hates to be seen without her jewelry and makeup on.
We told her we were going out to dinner with friends and she was excited that we were going to be able to get “gussied” up. It was kind of hard to tell her that we don’t “gussy” up anymore.
Her name is Norma but as a child her parents started to call her Happy because she was always a very happy child. And the nickname stuck. I must have been in my 20’s before I learned her name wasn’t really Happy. She was married to my Dad’s brother and they never had any children but she was a grade school teacher until she retired.
She is very sharp mentally as well as physically. She does use her walker because she doesn’t want to risk falling. She doesn’t need glasses and takes very few pills. Hates to have to take the ones she does take.
Sure hope we get to spend several more winters with her.