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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Difficult days
From: tmanley at (Tina Manley)
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2020 17:21:06 -0500
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I hope she will be one of the first to get vaccinated and that she will be
able to go back home.  It will make such a difference in the world when
this plague is gone!

Best wishes to your mom and you.


On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 4:30 PM Douglas Barry <imra at> wrote:

> I had to visit my mother in her nursing home for the first time in a
> couple of months, and unbelievably forgot my camera, so had to use my
> old iPhone 5S. I'll upgrade next year at some stage, and get a roughly
> similar sized phone with a better camera. Her nursing home is only four
> km away as the crow flies, but I don't have a flying car, despite all
> the promises of my childhood tv programmes. Very disappointing really.
> Traffic was very heavy, ominous really, as the closetted world emerges
> and goes shopping for Christmas. What frightening jump in plague figures
> will greet us in the early weeks of January?
>   As for my soon to be 97 year old mother, she was in her usual vehement
> fettle, as I met her, not in her room as before, but in one of a row of
> garden sheds set up in the basement car park of her nursing home. We
> were separated by a full perspex screen that split the shed, and each of
> of us had microphone and speakers. The shed was tarted up like Santa's
> grotto and was a somewhat  incongruous situation as she complained long
> and very loudly about being imprisoned by this virus, expounding about
> how she was spending the tail end of her life like the Count of Monte
> Cristo, and most definitely wanted to go home. Sadly, that's impossible
> with the current plague. She's perfectly sharp intellectually, but,
> following a fall late last year, needs someone to keep an eye on her. We
> had someone calling in very day, but then the pandemic hit.
> It's difficult being charged with the other member of our family diarchy
> with looking after the best interests of a rational adult. Anyway, she's
> not the Count or even the Countess of Monte Cristo, but maybe has a
> claim to be the Countess of Mounting Tinsel.
> Douglas
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Tina Manley

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