Thursday, 6 September 2012

Many Happy Years Together.

On Tuesday it was Mum and Dad's 64th Wedding Anniversary so Anita and I made the 120 mile round trip to take my Mum to visit Dad in hospital. On the way we stopped so that Mum could purchase something special for their afternoon tea  .... delicious cup cakes ...  plus she had squirrelled away some candles just for the occasion.


As it was a sunny afternoon we wheeled Dad down to the cafe and spent a glorious couple of hours in the garden chatting and reminiscing about their many years together .... it was great to see them both in such good spirits after all they have endured recently.


Dad is now having daily trips to what he calls the 'torture chamber' ... the hospital gymnasium where the physios put him through various exercises to build up his core and arm strength. Although in his words it is very demanding and knackering (for an 88 year old!) he is determined to do his best. Tomorrow he is being transported to the Douglas Bader Centre at Roehampton for an assessment regarding possible further rehabilitation so we are all keeping our fingers crossed that all goes well for him.  FAB.

17 comments:

  1. Praying that your Dad's new treatment does wonders for him Frank. Your parents look so lovely and I congratulate them on thei anniversary. That is a long time to be devoted to one another and that is such a blessing~

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  2. A happy occasion Frank. Best wishes to them both.

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  3. Many Congratulations to your parents Frank! Sincerely hope your Father's rehabilitation progresses well.

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  4. Frank, it sounds like you guys had a fabulous time. And ooohh those cupcakes. Your parents still look young to me. I can't believe your Dad is 88. I'll pray all goes well for him and perhaps someday he can be at home with his lovely wife. Carol

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  5. Hi Frank, your Dad will be in the best hands at Roehampton. Wish them both well.

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  6. How wonderful they are able to be together and how sweet of you to make that possible. You have such a lovely family. I wish I could still do the same for and with my parents.

    Hugs,
    Lois

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  7. congratulations to your sweet parents! i do hope your father can continue with rehab and regain his strength!

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  8. 64 years! Well congratulations to them - what an achievement! Its lovely to see your Dad looking so well and cheerful Frank. They don't make 'em like that anymore do they. I chuckled over the 'torture chamber' as that's what my sister called it when she was having treatment after major surgery on her leg. ;o) I have a feeling that if your photos are anything to go by your parents will have a few years yet together. And oh, those cupcakes!!!!!

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  9. Congratulations! Best wishes!
    Beautiful couple!
    You must be proud!

    xoxo, Juliana
    [pjhappies.blogspot.com]

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  10. Very sweet post! Congratulations to your parents on their 64th anniversary. It sounds and looks like you had a beautiful celebration together. So very lovely!

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  11. My fingers will be crossed too! Lovely photos of them.

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  12. Well, happy anniversary to your Mom and Dad. I hope your Dad's assessment goes well. They both look well for their age.

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  13. This brought tears to my eyes!! Congratulations to your parents!! I hope your Dad is better soon!

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  14. Sweet. Congratulations to your parents and wishing your dad well with his rehab...

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  15. Hi Everyone.

    I gladly passed on all your good wishes and my parents were delighted.

    Unfortunately Dad's assessment at Roehampton was not successful due to his heart condition but they told him he still has plenty to look forward to .... the 'torture chamber' exercises will continue until the hospital approve his release back home.

    Once again, many thanks ... FAB.

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  16. Congrats to your Mum and dad! I do so hope all went well for them! (and for you!)

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