53 years, for today, since my father's death. I was 7 years old then. I remember the details of that day so clearly, even after all these years. I remember one of my aunts coming to my home from the hospital where my father was, to take me to the hospital to be with my mother and my half siblings. No body told me anything, but my aunt must have said something to my maid because she started to cry, and then I guessed my father had died. I remember going to the hospital and seeing my sister seated on a chair with one of our brothers holding her. She cried out when she saw me and I remember my mother trying to hush her. I remember being taken into the hospital room where my father's body was still laid out on the bed, to see him. What I remember the most is that his big toes were tied together with a bandage and another bandage was tied around his face to make sure the feet and the jaw stayed in place as rigor mortis set in. Later that night, his body was brought home and laid out in the sitting room, as was the custom then. There were no funeral parlors at that time in my country of birth.
There aren't many photographs of my father and me. This is one of two that I have of just the two of us - not the best quality since it's a photo of a photo and taken with my cell phone:
|My Father and I|
|July 20 Groceries|
|He's sulking because there's nothing for him!|
2 x 4-pack fruit cup (mango), @$2 = $4.00
juice = $2.49
half and half = $1.79
2 mangoes, @ $.50 = $1.00
1.62 lb. bananas, @$.69/lb. = $1.12
Total = $10.40
Grocery spending so far in July = $12.25 + $23.02 + $16.12 + $10.40 = $61.79
|July 20 Receipt|
According to the forecast, we were supposed to have a high of 98F today. But when I came home after grocery shopping, it registered 100F on the car temperature gauge:
It was much cooler inside the house, however:
And now, the declutterings. First, 19 items for July 19 -anyone else remember these? Computer diskettes.
|July 19 Declutterings|
20 items for today:
|July 20 Decluttering|
2 boxes of water paints
2 inner cardboard tubes from foil rolls, saved for possible craft project
5 note pads
5 packets of tabbed dividers
210 items decluttered.
Daughter called around 5:30 p.m., on her way to the airport, saying that, according to the airline's website, her 7:30 p.m. flight has been delayed till 10:00 p.m. Then, when she got to the airport, she called to say her flight has been cancelled! Apparently the airline had a computer glitch and many flights were either delayed or cancelled and many passengers were stranded in airports. It was on the evening news, as well. She was waiting in line to speak to an agent to ask if she could get a seat on another flight; if not, I said to get a refund and come down next weekend. I said a prayer for her to be able to get a flight home and my prayer was answered! Daughter called at 7:00 p.m. saying she was able to get a seat on a different flight! She was home by 8:30 p.m.
Today I am grateful for:
- Answered prayers.
- Daughter was able to get a flight home after all.
- Memories of my father.
- Going through the radiation treatments without any difficulties, so far.
- Being able to go grocery shopping, again.
How was your Wednesday?