Sunday Whirl: Wordle #477

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The surroundings were grim, but Sally acquiesced with poise.
Some visitors would groan with disgust at dribble running down chins as they could not fail to inhale the stale smell of old cabbage and urine.
She felt pity for the old man lost in the big chair with a shawl round his shoulders and a blanket round his legs. It would be so easy to bawl her eyes out, lament at what was rather than what is, how inevitably dementia had taken hold.
With a careful shrug, she stepped forward to ruffle the old man’s sparse hair, taking the spoon gently from the tired nurse’s hands.
‘Hi Granfer,’ she said, and was greeted with a fleeting smile and sparkle in the grey rheumy eyes.
‘Sal,’ he said.
It was enough, and he ate.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Sunday Whirl: Wordle #477

  1. A lovely tale! 😊
    Love and care, from one’s near and dear ones becomes most essential when health fails.

  2. Carol anne says:

    Awe Di! This is lovely. I enjoyed it. ❤

  3. Beautiful writing on a subject we are all familiar with.

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