Last weekend my parents went out of town to visit my step-sister in California. While they were out of town, I was responsible for making sure my 90 year old grandfather, Popo, was taken care of. Since he is 90 years old, he does not walk any more and is confined to a wheel chair. Basicly, my duties were to ensure he had his meals and that anything he needed was where he could reach from his wheelchair.
Popo is super cool. Back in his day he was a player, drank too much, and smoked, AND- he is 90 years old to tell about it. Yes, he gets confused between 1 AM and 1 PM but hey, he IS 90 years old. These days he is s-l-o-w and you have to have to wait for his pearls of wisdom. With much patients, you will get some real insight on life and relationships. He can totally read people and know what is going on in their life before a word is said.
Recently, we had a 90 year old birthday party for Popo. He always tells us that his birthday is just another day and he does not want to celebrate. But, this year we had a small house party for him. After he blew out his candle he said, “This was the best birthday ever”! Though the pictures does not look like it, Popo had a good time and was the life of the party. This really is a picture of him smiling.
All those years he took care of me as a todler, now I get to take care of him.