Last Sunday Manny, Judene, Dave and I joined Sam and Katie in their home for a dinner and game night. We had done this a few times at the nursing home, but as you can imagine, this was SO much better.
Sam had set the table with the good china, silverware and crystal.
Dave had a hankering for Indian Curry, and I worried a bit because everyone had professed they didn’t like curry. But this dish had always been a winner for us, so they all agreed to give it a try. Curry is served over rice with condiments: onions, tomatoes, bananas, coconut, peanuts and chutney. Thankfully, it was a big hit, especially accompanied by a nice Riesling from the Finger Lakes. Judene brought Manny’s favorite spice cake with caramel icing for dessert. Dinner together—like times gone by.
We played Sequence, one of Katie’s favorite games, and although she has a lot of limitations, she was able to do pretty well and had a good time.
Sam enjoyed talking to his buddies. We were all happy to get together again in familiar surroundings.
When I visited Katie again later in the week I asked Sam, “How’s it going?” He replied, “Pretty good!” That’s his most positive response to date. I am encouraged.