I wish I had a photo of him to show you
Yesterday Mr. PV needed some banana pudding to take to our Golden Age Center for a dinner his bank will serve tonight
I made a little container to take to Mr. Turnbull today sometime. I sure hope he likes banana pudding, if he doesn't, the nurses will, so it will not go uneaten
In November, Grace and I delivered Meals on Wheels and he was on our route
Sometime last year our Chinese restaurant closed...a place I loved and miss
stay with me...
Every time we ate Chinese, Mr. Turnbull was there. We didn't eat it every day but seeing him every time made me wonder if he ate there every day. It tickled me that a man his age would like Chinese and I was always so intrigued with him...eating alone, quite comfortable, driving himself.
He seemed like he might have been 80
Yes, I think 80
So back to when Grace and I delivered him Meals on Wheels...that's the first time I knew his name.
Hmmmm.....could we be related? Such an unusual name...
I printed up a copy of all the information I had from my heritage dating back as far as we can go...1799...it was so great to be able to visit him. His home was so clean and nice. He smelled like fresh soap and perhaps he had gotten up and dressed to be delivered his meal. He was quite dapper. I knew he probably missed Chinese like I did...we talked about...being related...could it be?
Last week Mr. PV forwarded me an email. Mr. Nelson Turnbull had fallen and broken his hip. After some time in the hospital in Amarillo, he was now at home in our hospital and the email said this...
As some of you may know, Mr. Nelson Turnbull, one of our customers, is back home in our hospital. He will turn 100 on Saturday and maybe some of you might like to go by and visit him.
I don't know about anyone else...but I am taking that 100 year old man some banana pudding...one of the things the Chinese food restaurant served every day.