The Reverend also makes little miniature houses out of used Christmas cards and fills it with home made cookies. She made one for Dad. She also gave him a red cap, which he placed on his head and left it there the remainder of their visit out on the patio.
Mom basically sat and listened, making comments here and there. Dad talked with the Reverend non stop. He told her John Wayne was waiting to welcome him, "up there"in heaven. Then Dad broke into a long story about "the Duke" and Maureen O'Hara in one of his favorite movies, THE QUIET MAN.
They had lots to discuss with her frequent references to various verses from the bible, and recalling patients and events when they worked together.
She was very impressed with the nursing home, the staff and how content Dad is. While the Reverend and Dad chatted, Mom had a bag of Pomegranates off her home tree and gave them to the nurses. Mom keeps them well supplied with lemons also. Mom had washed one of Dad's sweatshirts so she hung it in his closet. She put some of his cookies in his night stand...
When Mom returned to the patio, she brought Doctor-Doctor and "Pickles", two of Dad's favorite nurses and introduced them to the Reverend. The nurses both raved about Dad as a patient. The Reverend said Dad was such a nice man, of course he would be a nice patient.
They stayed until Dad was served his lunch, then they left and Mom drove the Reverend home. Mom is looking forward to watching GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER on the Ted Turner channel. She used to watch the old classic movies with my oldest brother, who lives in Ohio.
Thank you Mom for bring the Reverend to visit Dad, I know he enjoyed the visit.