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Congo African Grey from Rock Island, IL
Ms LaLo~Merry Christmas my friends-I love you!!

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LaLo and I have been pals for years, and when Flash needed a home, and due to my failing health, I thought LaLo would be better off living at the McFlock home, but l missed her from the start and Flash was determined not to be my friend! When it was obvious that he and Denise were very compatible, we talked it over and decided to make the swap! Flash is Happy, and I got my cuddle bug back, everybody is a winner! The major downside is, for the first time in 17 years, I will not be able to experience the true love of a Cockatoo, and yes, I will miss Flash but the swap was for him, not me...

Love from Ms LaLo, Chuck, & the Flash
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Hi! My name is Ms LaLo~Merry Christmas my friends-I love you!!

I am a Congo African Grey from Rock Island, IL.

Kissy face, daddy's girl, and daddy's chin candy...

12 years old   F

Congo African Grey

Broccoli, corn on the cob,aunt Betty's birdie bread, sweet potatoes plain, unsalted peanuts, pasta, and scrambled eggs...

On the perch on the on the door of Jenny's old cage and on then cage ad play gym Flash left behind! She has a multitude of choices where to play, but she like to always be able to see me, she is never in a cage

She stays separated from Jen, but they get along better now...for which I am thankful…

Dad's crazy, I do no like the green witch...


He loves me to pieces, and I have a huge free roaming play area, and lots of cardboard to chew on, and I do that all day long! My daddy provides for me a wonderful life, and for that, I love him dearly...

She is by far the sweetest and lovingest bird that has ever come into our home, I missed her a lot during the 6 months she stayed at aunt Denise's home, and if you pick her up, she has to kiss you, I love it... Much like my Angel Christy, she doesn't talk, but if you knew her, you would know she don't have to, to convey her love and happiness....

I love, & love to be loved, and I give and get plenty of both, live life to the fullest, time is our most precious commodity, don't waste any of it....

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  hi Lalo
Anyone is welcome to visit me.

TGIF.... See ya later. A busy day in store for us. Pops got a brain storm that it would be nice to decorate for Christmas.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/19/2014 02:45.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Lalo! I Have Just A Minute While....
....Shanna & Mom's mate run up to the grocery store for her. I'm helping supervise the treats & Christmas banquet for the scruffy birds outside! We have about a dozen hollowed out halved oranges that Mom & Shanna have made holes & used twine in 3 places to hang them like bowls/bird feeders. Mom is filling those up with bird seed. They have 15 6 ft. garlands of cranberries, blueberries, & various nuts tied (or skewered) into long strands to wrap around the many cedar trees that dot Mom's property. There's a great BIG holly tree but the lower limbs are now too high to reach. Birds like those holly berries, too, but seem to wait long for them to ferment before eating. Yeah. That's later on in the winter time & Mom has to keep those outdoor kitties inside because of all the drunken birds wobbling around the yard! It is a site to behold! Robins are the worse! They stagger like drunken sots! Maybe for the reason that they ARE DRUNKEN SOTS!! It seems to be a huge party that they all look forward to during late January/early February. That's when the waxwings come through & start it all. Strangest site Mom's ever seen. Me, I've run into your fister Jenny too many times after she's come out of the bar! hahahaha!

Just wanted to drop a line & let you know I was thinking about them Dallas'! Hugs to all, SamIAm

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12/18/2014 09:53.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
I don't have to be good, since I already got my new cage. And I know that since it's already here, and I'm in it, it's allllllll mine.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/18/2014 01:25.01 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Lalo, watch out !
He see's you when your sleeping,
He knows when your awake........
Me thinks, Santa works for the NSA....

Santa sure is nosey.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/16/2014 02:38.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Darling Capt Sam, from your crew person LaLo
, tell your set momma not to worry much about her mom and sister, they will be just fine, and concern her self more with visiting her daughter for the first time in many years, what a wonderful thing to happen in this Christmas season! Our sun seems to have forsaken us, it is gloomy and overcast once again, with a good chance of rain, but it is warming up nicely! After cage duty comes more Christmas Card prep, a true labor of love! Last year we sent out over 50 cards, but may not finish that many this year, it is a time constraint thing, and dad can't sit up straight for very long, his back starts to hurt really bad! Have a Greyt Monday, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow, dear ones...

Love always from your gal pal, Ms LaLo & our Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy Claus is coming to town-My 2nd Christmas!!, Jenny Lynn~with a precious Christmas memory--, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~I love all the special things..., Ms LaLo~Merry Christmas my friends-I love you!! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

12/15/2014 10:30.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
I am pleased to report, that I have now spent my second night in my new house. the old one is still close by, but I seem to really like the new one better. It's much bigger than the other on, and there's more room for me to play.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/15/2014 12:48.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
At least the internet is working and the BC site is up...mom has had hell all week in work with IT issues. The geeks fix one thing and 3 other things do not work correctly plus no one checks anything leaving it for mom to discover. We have her home this weekend and trying to get he to recover from the dog's bark she has. I knew that dog should never be allowed to sleep with the parronts in their bed! No good comes to lying down with the dogs! So now she is swigging cough syrup, hot tea with lemon and taking 2 days to do our deep clean this weekend, sigh...I did sit with her at breakfast and wrap my wing around her the best I could. So you and the fids and your sweet daddy have a greyt weekend! Love and winghugs, CuBird

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12/14/2014 07:45.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Lalo
Where do birds invest their money? In the stork market!

What do you get if you cross a parrot with a woodpecker? A bird that talks in Morse code!

What happens when ducks fly upside down? They quack up!

What happened when the owl lost his voice? He didn't give a hoot!

What do you get if you cross a woodpecker with a carrier pigeon? A bird who knocks before delivering its message!

What do you get if you cross a parrot with a centipede? A great walkie-talkie!

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/14/2014 02:13.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Lalo
How do you identify a bald eagle? All his feathers are combed over to one side.

What do you get if you cross a nun and a chicken? A pecking order.

What's brown and white and flies all over? Thanksgiving turkey, when you carve it with a chain saw!

What birds spend all their time on their knees? Birds of prey!

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/13/2014 01:44.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Lalo!
So happy to see you perched in your Christmas tree fixing it up so pretty! And look at that awesome train!! Wow! That's really fantastic! Mom's family used to have a train that went around their Christmas tree when she was a kid. It was kinda used as the "alarm clock" of it being okay to come in & see what Santa had dropped off. That was the morning of a "special breakfast" of coffee cake & bacon. That's about all that would hold 4 kids to the kitchen table while those treasures beckoned from the living room underneath that glowing Christmas tree! Mom said each time that train's whistle would go off, all the kids ate that much faster! Mom, being the youngest, didn't mind her big brothers "helping" her out to "hurry" by eating some of her coffee cake & bacon. When done, it was a scramble to the tree where their dad would hand out the gifts. That was always a very special time.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas. Mom's time is getting spent cooking, decorating, and now, wrapping gifts. She is also awaiting her daughter's arrival in 5 days. They haven't seen each other for 2 years now. So, her mind is racing even when she is fixing stuff, her mind is else where making another list to do. If that makes any sense at all, that's just Mom. I hope she's able to do all that she wants done. I don't see how it is humanly, or even parrotly, possible! But she's going to make a stab at it, that you can be promised!

Hugs to all at your house & a big Merry Christmas in case I'm incarcerated & can't get by! SamIAm

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12/11/2014 08:12.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
No internet sure messed up my morning. bummer

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/11/2014 07:30.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lady Bird
Pops managed to get out of the house yesterday, without Mom, to get her Christmas present. And then he had to figure out where to hide it, hmmmmmmm. Now where can he stash it that she won't look? He finally figured out the best place would be in the kitchen. The best thing Mom makes for dinner is reservations. WHO ever heard of doing that just to go to McDonald's. ha, ha, ha...

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/10/2014 02:58.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
Countdown to DOOM!

Pop's said I have a week to get use to it, and then I get moved in. I have been exploring it a little each day, and think it might be ok.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/09/2014 02:39.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
Very cute Christmas portrait. Have to get mom working on ours. 2 years ago, the parronts did their annual card with me with mom and Miranda with dad. Mom isn't sure this year. Before we know it, New Year's will be here along with the Easter bunny! Oh, you tell your daddy not to worry "what if" after he leaves this earthly world. The objective now is to enjoy everything to the fullest! Mom apologies and did not mean to upset you sweet daddy with the tale of the 4 birdies in Waco. That still haunts her heart but it makes her hugs us all even closer (yuck!) Do you know how she describes my squawks when I get hugged? She says I sound like a possessed duck! How terribly insulting, mom! And that Miranda is in a funny mood and allowing mom to scrich her head and tickle her under the wings. Just wait mom, after the "urge to merge" season passes it will be grab and bite your nose again, ahahahah! We saw the veterans who survived Pearl Harbor on the news yesterday. I wonder what some young people think if they think at all. Well, good gentle lady, you have a greyt day and all our love to your sweet daddy! Love and winghugs, CuBird PS I heard my fister Cookie had to stick her beak in and squawk at you fids..that little upstart!

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12/08/2014 03:49.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
YOUR Dad should wear the bah humbug hat. ha ha ha

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/08/2014 02:21.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
WHY do you always have to have something NEGATIVE to say? I know, your Dad has been there, done that, and seen it all. But no need to rain on my parade. If pops didn't like him so much, he'd divorce him in a heart beat. Now I'm working up a good one to drop in your dad's Wheaties, or oatmeal, or whatever the old people eat. ha, ha, ha.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/07/2014 01:01.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
Hey I got to explore the new castle yesterday, and was not to afraid of it. I didn't spend much time on it, but it does look pretty cool. Pops has to get on the other computer later today to put up picture 2. Your gonna love it. YOU all get to see it tomorrow.

The castle is BIG enough for both of us, and room for a nest box, hee, hee.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/07/2014 01:46.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
Mom and Pops went to the trucking company at 3 this afternoon, just 4 miles down the road, to get the two boxes, rather than wait until Monday. They got home at 3:30, had to unload the pieces from the back of the van, since it weighed over 200 pounds.

And Z-Flock, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, Mom and Pops managed to get it together by 5PM. It really was very easy, as I was expecting a major mess. Also managed to get a great picture of it covered. And of course, uncovered. We moved the new cage right next to mine, so I can get use to it prior to living in it.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/06/2014 01:05.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
Of course we have room for you, just make sure to bring your Dad's check book. ha ha h. I may be easy, but I'm not Cheap.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/05/2014 03:17.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Oops...part 2....
..... so her family never went without because she was ill. She does that sort of thing for them when she's there. Cleans places that aren't easy for them to reach or do properly like they would have normally done.

Mom has researched & found a wonderful organization of nurses, RN's, who will take care of their medical needs but also light cleaning, cooking, errands, & take them to appointments! Now if she can only convince those two hardheaded, independent women that this is a real need. NOW! Immediately! This situation is screaming for it to Mom's ears.

Will let you know something when we do. Mom's so nervous she using that "nervous energy" to work on Christmas stuff. At least it will go to something positive. I'm hoping it's FOR ME!!! I can tell Mom wants to "do" something for them so badly that I might as well reap the benefits! I true pirate attitude! See ya later! You make a fantastic Santa Bird helper! Hugs to all, SamIAm

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12/04/2014 09:34.08 PM Report This Comment  
  WooHooo! Miss Lalo the Christmas Princess!
....Gorgeous lady fair!

Poor Mom. She doesn't know HOW her sister & Mom are doing & is really anxious to learn something! Yesterday, Aunt Kaylene had to call an ambulance for herself to take her to the ER!! Nanny was so upset & wanted to go with her but there would be no way for her to get back home. Yes, a cab could take her but at 90yrs. old, her eyes don't work so well in the dark & their doors seem to be too hard for her to unlock by herself. She can't find the keyhole!! Anyway, Nanny stayed home until big brother John came up from the panhandle of Florida. A six hour drive. He got there around 3 or 4 pm & took Nanny to the hospital to see Aunt Kaylene. They had her in ICU & are running tests on her. They can't figure out what has made her sick to her stomach for 3 days (now 4 days) Her sugar levels were dangerously low & her calcium levels were abnormally too high. So, they are trying to figure her out as we speak. She's on a drip of glucose to get those sugar levels to what they need to be but she hasn't been able to have any food except ice-chips. She's not feeling very well, I'm sure. Seems John has got to go back early tomorrow for an important doctor's appointment for himself with a specialist through the VA. He can't miss it because it would mean another 6 or 7 month wait to be seen by the VA doctor. He will be returning Saturday to be with Nanny again. Mom has an appointment herself tomorrow for the dentist just for a cleaning. It will be crazy traffic because in Charlotte on Fridays, it just gets nutzo!! This will be compounded by the fact that Christmas shoppers will be out in herds & that it will be mighty close to lunch time, too! Usually, Mom & her mate go out to lunch after such appointments but her mate warned her tonight that it maybe too chaotic for any such adventure. Mom pouted but understands.

As for Nanny ever getting any follow up on her heart tests, no, none of that has been addressed! That's not good! Nanny mentioned tonight that she was rather concerned about that but didn't seem to want to do it right now in fear that Kaylene will need her around for what may happen to her. That's why Mom needs to be there. She is an organizer & can prioritize their needs & get those appointments made (she has to do it with herself so much she's gotten pretty good at it!) & she can take them when they need to go! Things seem to go around in circles for them when she's not there to point them in the right direction. With 2 of them, sometimes it's different directions but they still are taken care of promptly. Maybe Mom's experience with raising two kids came in handy for times just like these. There's a saying a pastor friend of Mom's always quotes, "God never wastes time & experience." I guess that's what it all boils down to...Mom's been there herself. She's learned to make extra meals ahead of time to put in the freezer for her unexpected "sick days" so her family never went without because

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12/04/2014 09:21.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
The entertainment starts when the cage gets here. We're selling ticket's to the greatest show on earth. For the low price, you get a ring side sat to watch pops put the cage together. Now a disclaimer, cover your ears, cause he may say bad things, ha, ha, ha,....

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/04/2014 01:35.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
I have been having a wonderful time chewing holes in as many of mom's shirts as I can! Mom was so sorry that she abruptly had to end her call to your sweet daddy. Any other time no one could care less that she is sitting in the Jeep after church but she figured the nosey nellies saw her on the phone and just had to proceed. She enjoyed talking so much with your dad and you know how she just loves to talk about fids. She will have to get him a shout out and continue her discussion really soon. Right now it is the butt crack of dawn here and I have to get mom moving to get some peanut butter toast going for me and Miranda...yeah, we'll let mom have some with that second cup of coffee so she is fueled for work. Yesterday, she said something about "thinking like a parrot" to open up this big industrial drum of compound base. Birdsonally, I think mom is starting to lose it here! We have enough birds in this house! And, she said she used a "cattle prod" on certain folks yesterday to get things moving....I don't think you can do that in the human work place. Mom thinking like a parrot.....I have to work on that one. LOve and winghugs and a really big smooch for your sweet daddy! CuBird

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12/03/2014 04:32.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lao
Pops spent some $$$$$, and I'm getting a new cage. yippie

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/03/2014 12:52.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Lalo
It was terrible..... I had to go to the vet for a check up, and she poked at me, took blood, and made me sit on a scale to see how much I weigh. For us CAG'S, the range is 380 to 525, and I weigh 490, and now pops calls me blubber butt. How rude is that?

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/02/2014 02:39.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey LaLo
Next show is not until next month, and we also have to restock our toy department supplies. Used up almost all the good stuff, and all we have a good supply of is chains. LET MY PEOPLE GO.

We tried to load some new pic's this morning, and all we is a BIG X. Same old BC. Bummer.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/01/2014 02:31.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss LaLo!!
That was a great game for sure! I'm just glad Mom got us there in time at least for the last quarter and that unbelievable play by JL....Wow!! Colder temps are back, but Dad managed to get a few lights out front while it eased nice. He usually ends up doing it in a blizzard. Mom's thinking about cutting back on decorations this year. Saving the energy to play with us birdies I'm sure!!
Hope you're all not too sore after that power game. Rest easy...you all played greyt!! Tahoe leaves a bag of almonds by LaLo's perch to share with JennyL and the others. Hugs to you all!!! Tahoe

Come visit me, Cookie, Molly & Tahoe.

11/30/2014 06:49.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey, Girlie Bird! Just Said My Howdy-Do's To Your
....fister today, what with her making the winning touch down with a few seconds on the clock! I think it's all those bank robberies that has her in shape for some sneaky footwork when needed!

Sam gives Miss Lalo a wink. You know, you did mighty good yourself, as well as Ziggy! The Dallas Flock was a special asset to our game! I'm glad all of you were there last night.

Well, I gotta get busy. Mom's wanting to start decorating & you know how I feel about those rascally elves! Grrrr....(I really DO growl at them!) See ya, later!

Hugs to all, SamIAm

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11/30/2014 10:11.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
Our cold spell is over, low this A M was 51, and now we go back to the high 70's for a few weeks.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

11/30/2014 01:55.06 AM Report This Comment  
  OOWWWOOoooooo!!! Ready For Football!!
Sam runs in with a football tucked under wing & fully decked out in his football uniform & helmet. "I'm howling mad for some touch downs & quarterback meat! I heard he was keeping some turkey in his helmet and I'M HUNGRY!!" Sam laughs..how's it going here at the Dallas home front?

Well, I've been in training for this day. I'm still picking out CocoPuff's fur from my feathers & from my nares! They actually looked like 2 bud vases full of long stems of grass in them! Yes, Mom helped me clean them out. It about smothered me! She told ME no more snuggling CocoPuff! Can you believe THAT? I wasn't snuggling her! I was bench pressing her! Stupid fur is so long no one could even see my feats of strength & determination to build up muscle for this game! I was insulted & threw all my food out of my bowl in protest.

I'm an Braves Linebacker & you'll be seeing me a lot today. I have to get my war paint on now. See you at the game, Miss Lalo. I will wave if I see you but I maybe keeping my eye on the ball, you know? Chest bumps to all, SamIAm

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11/29/2014 12:20.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
It's always a pleasure to talk to Uncle Chuckles.....

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

11/28/2014 01:28.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
Protect your eyes. It got a little on the cool side last night, and pops is sitting at the puter, in a robe, and his bunny slippers. A sight you sure don't want to see, ha ha ha. Happy turkey day.

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11/27/2014 02:17.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Afternoon, Miss Lalo!
It seems things are settling down around here since Mom last talked with Nanny & Aunt Kaylene. Mom has stopped rushing around & she hasn’t been packing her suitcase anymore. Once again, the wonderful scents & aromas have been wafting through the house, making me hungry! Mom has made a pumpkin pie & she tried a new recipe for Pumpkin Butterscotch Cake. It made a big pound cake & I asked to “try” until I was blue in the face & still Mom ignored my pleas! Hmphf! I’m hurt by her stinginess!

Since Mom has calmed down, I have been receiving my veggie & fruit portions with some nice toppings on them again. She has this “thing” that I like & it smells really good but one disturbing “thing” about it, is that it looks like a ninja death star!! Now, it does have these seeds in it that smell wonderful & taste better than they smell! I have decided to take those & keep them for later sharpening & using them for those asian throwing stars. I will have to practice because I can throw a knife fairly well but these…their weight distribution is much different than a heavy knife. It will take some getting used to for sure! Mom has been telling me the name of this treat is “anise” & I will repeat to her, “NICE” & bob my head up & down to show her I understand & that I like it very much. She doesn’t know I’m storing the stars in my corner piñata where I stuff all my “secret stuff” inside there! These will be housed there for later!

Lately, I’ve been exercising & toughening up for the football game Saturday! I have been running, sit-ups, chin-ups, & weight pressing using CocoPuff. She gets a little bit sick from the up & down motion but she’s been a real sport about it. I also have been running the tire course & keep messing up with my left side of my left foot, those nails grow faster than all the rest & make me stumble. I will have to show Mom my predicament so she can file them down for me. It will be a greyt time getting to play with everybirdy Saturday. Hope you have a greyt Thanksgiving Day! Give a hug to Miss Jenny & Ziggy for me! Don't forget your awesome Pops, too! Hugs, SamIAm

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11/26/2014 01:16.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Way Up NORTH....
I'm standing here before you, because I'm not behind you.

I know you've all heard it before, but I just had to let you know that our second favorite bird show is this Sunday, over in Plant City, also known as the Strawberry Capital of the world.

This is the show that's held outdoors, under a gazillion old oak trees on 4-5 acres. Out in the middle of no where. But it is by far well worth the drive, and we know good stuff will be coming our way. Mom said it's time for a new cage for me, so I might get a BIG present. Then we have to wait until January for our next show over in Orlando, near Goofy World.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

11/26/2014 01:17.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Evening, Miss Lalo! Thanks For Your Prayers!
Well, Mom has been running around to & fro cleaning, cooking, doing laundry (in case she were to have to leave), trying to catch her breath, & then starts it all over again!

She has been in touch with her Mom & sister every evening. Nanny is still very weak & frustrated with all of the stupid things that can happen at hospitals & with doctors, etc. The stress test that was suppose to happen Monday, well, when Nanny didn’t stay for the weekend, just laying there to start her tests on Monday, she thought about that after they stabilized her, & decided she could wait much easier at home than being woke up every 2 hrs. for a blood pressure check & temperature reading. The staff (or doctor? we don’t know) decided since she went home, they canceled ALL HER TESTS!! But they neglected to tell neither Nanny nor Aunt Kaylene that they had done so! Yep. This past Monday, they drove all the way to downtown Huntsville just to find out there were no orders & that she wasn’t on the list for Monday, or through the entire week for that matter! Aunt Kaylene had been trying to get Nanny into her main physician & when she told them the situation, they scheduled them an appointment for this coming Monday. I’m getting the feeling that Alabama’s healthcare system really blows for geriatric care.

Nanny is doing alright, so far. Aunt Kaylene has a wheelchair & has been using it with Nanny. I bet both of them are very glad that Aunt Kaylene has had their home re-designed for easy wheel-chair access. Also, she had one of their bathrooms redesigned with a walk in bathtub. This has been really useful for Nanny, now, not just for Aunt Kaylene. For those of you who don’t know, Aunt Kaylene was in an accident that turned very complicated & the injury wouldn’t heal right & she lost her right leg to amputation. They had to do that to save her life. That is the main reason Mom goes over there a month to 6 wks. at a time because she has worked hard helping them in that ordeal. She has her own room there, too!

We so appreciate all your prayers for Mom’s family & also Mom. It has been a strange ordeal & hasn’t gone the way Mom thinks is any where near “normal” to say the least! Mom is hoping nothing is damaged with Nanny’s heart due to the delay this is turning out to be. Her heart history has been 2 angioplasty procedures done. The first one they implanted a stent inside one of her main arteries. Then 20 years later, she had another heart episode, & the stent needed replacing. That was about 4 or 5 yrs. ago. So, there is cause for concern when she starts having pain in her chest. She didn’t think the cardiologist recognized that he had operated on her before. Probably not since she didn’t need to see him all that often. Once she had those procedures done, she was off & running. All the family is concerned about her & are giving their time to be with her.

We are so thankful for all our friends. You are all the best that there is! Hugs, S

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11/25/2014 10:57.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi LaLo
We're in a serious countdown mode. In just under a month, our favorite Aunt is coming to visit, and we so look forward to her arrival. She is so much fun, and I get to play on the floor with her. If I ever had to pick another Mom, it sure would be her.

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11/25/2014 01:35.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
A funeral service was being held for a woman who had just passed away.

At the end of the service, the pallbearers were carrying the casket out when they accidentally bumped into a wall, jarring the casket.

They heard a faint moan.

They opened the casket and found that the woman was actually alive! She lived for ten more years, and then died.

Once again, a ceremony was held, and at the end
of it, the pallbearers were again carrying out the casket. As they carried the casket towards the door, the husband cried out, “Watch that wall!”

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

11/24/2014 08:51.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
Black Friday is such a waste, as far as I'm concerned, and don't see the need. It's like Christmas around here all the time with all the toys pops makes for us.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

11/23/2014 04:09.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
Nothing like standing in a line to save a dollar. They already started the sales down here.

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11/22/2014 03:02.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss Lalo! Our Home Just Came To A Screeching
....halt! Mom has been like a little tornado going through the house cleaning & scrubbing & doing those Mom things like she does. She's been happy, though, because she's been humming & singing as she works. Then tonight, after it was lights out for me, they got a very late night call. Those are never good news. At least that has been Mom's experience.

Anyway, Mom got a telephone call tonight from her sister. She had to take Nanny to the ER today. All day yesterday, into the night, & this morning Nanny was having all the symptoms of a heart attack but she refused to go to the ER. It was quite an ordeal for Mom's sister to try to coax her into leaving right away but Nanny can be very hard headed. And she was doing a very good job of that during a terrible time. She is in the hospital now since Mom's sister finally was able to get her to go. It was noon today! It took them 6 hrs. at the ER to get her checked in then checked out by a physician. Now she's stuck there until a cardiologist can see her Monday. Meanwhile, they are doing a bunch of tests on her while she's in there.

Mom's not sure if she will be needed or not but told them she can come if they do need her to come. Mom's oldest brother was on his way there for a visit when they went to the ER at lunch time. He's there now so Mom knows he can help with driving, etc.

Don't know what Mom will do for Thanksgiving. She invited her son & family for Thanksgiving but they haven't responded at all to the invitation. That has always meant "no". It would be nice if they would at least tell her to her face, "no", instead of pretending it was never asked. Mom & her mate might not even be here anyway. She will have to have her neighbor friend come down to feed me. Mom hates leaving me but in this case, it can't be helped.

You know, it would mean the world to Mom if I could get the BC Prayer Chain fired up to pray for Nanny & Mom's sister. Their names are Lorene Hughes & Kaylene Hughes. I know that would help Mom feel a little better. Her sister isn't in the best of health, either, & she has been dealing with a very hard headed woman the last 2 days. Give your good Poppa an extra tight hug tonight, Miss Lalo. It's so surreal how one moment you have your loved ones near & in a second, they can be on the threshold of passing over to the Rainbow Bridge. Well, I'm not sure humans have a Rainbow Bridge but you understand what I mean, right?

Thanks, Miss Lalo. Big hugs to all, SamIAm

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11/21/2014 10:03.05 PM Report This Comment  
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