Hey all, only just got on the Mass Pike heading to Albany when I found out how ill Sam has been. He says he wasn’t scared, but I don’t think he was thrilled to be alone. Anyway, he’s in good spirits tonight, was watching Twister when I arrived, after having been up and out listening to carols earlier. We watched it together for awhile, then turned off the tube and checked in. His voice is only at a whisper, but he was understandable, especially for the first few words. His enunciation fades then and sometimes i couldn’t understand him. :-/ He’s getting good care and attention from the staff; lots of affection. Connie says, “Sam’s got some of the finest friends. Everybody loves Sam.”
We did email for an hour or more….trying to get caught up on the backlog of jokes and news. He laughed really hard at some; I’ve pasted in a few that got the most response below.

Know how to prevent sagging? Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.
It’s scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker.
Senior to Senior
Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says, “Sam, I’m 83 yearsold now and I’m just full of aches and pains. I know you’re about my age. How do you feel?”
Sam says, “Well, I feel just like a new-born baby.”
“Really!? Like a baby!?”
“Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet myself.
12 Days of Modern Christmas

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