leaf-peeping

Saw Sam for only about 10 minutes yesterday evening. He was engrossed in a tv show and I was antsy with all the things I needed to be doing, but we set up a date to go driving next Tuesday. He’s already been out at least once, Bill McKim took him for a drive towards Marlboro, which Sam enjoyed very … Read more...

quickie

Sam was in an editorial meeting for the newsletter when I got there yesterday but they were just finishing so I didn’t get to spy. (Darn!) When I entered his room and he wasn’t there I took the moment to jot down the list of visitors from his guest book (Phil and Lorraine gave him this and what a great … Read more...

The shiner is fading

Visited with Sam for an hour yesterday. His black eye is healing although there’s a visible rim of bruising along the bottom edge, following his cheekbone. He was in good spirits even though he’d just woken up from his afternoon nap. We couldn’t decide if his speech was a bit slurry because he’d just woken up or because he’d had … Read more...

Sam’s black eye

Went to see Uncle Sam today, and does he have a shiner! He fell last week, right into one of the tables, but says, “You should see the other guy!” He doesn’t seem too much the worse for wear, but he isn’t looking forward to another round in that boxing ring. I told him I had five (count ’em, 1, … Read more...

Uncle Sam

[The BM] came with me to visit Sam today. They haven’t seen each other for a long time. I was surprised ~ and happy ~ when she said, “Let’s go there first!” She’s seemed more eager and willing to see me lately; we had a cozy time.
Sam’s speech is getting a lot harder to understand, but after awhile [the … Read more...

driving day!

Took Sam out today. I was only available in the afternoon, when he’s already tired, so we were only out for an hour 1/2. Drove up to his house in Putney – past “the red house” (which is now a pale yellow) and looked things over. Sam wishes “someone would take an interest in the yard”, but then shrugged his … Read more...