Onward to #95

A really good birthday. Woodland Garden seems more like a college dorm than a seniors’ apartment. Greeting cards by the dozen taped to the door; more cards in the mail. A hundred plus Facebook greetings. Guess I’ll hang around a while.
 
Darrin Carlson from St. Louis County Public Health & Human Services kicked off the day. He came for the annual checkup to see if I my poverty persists. I sent him home with books. Not sure I could I could stay at the Garden without County help. Pushing a vacuum while waltzing Matilda (my walker) doesn’t jive. I’m grateful for Dawn’s regular visits to launder, dust, clean bathroom and kitchen, and vacuum.
 
Phone greetings from family and friends through the day. Kindly words in the halls. Birthdays are big at Woodland Garden. If I’m still around, I’ll throw another party at Woodland Garden to celebrate #95.
 
We rounded out the day at Valentini’s Italian Restaurant. Daughter Sally and Dale and son Kevin and Tena joined me and Norma. We also celebrated Tena’s new job, soon to begin. She and Kevin will move to Viroqua, Wisconsin, taking Tena home and near her grandkids. We’ll miss them!
 
Happy, grateful, and humbled.
 
Old Grandpa Lloyd

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