Mary and Lilian
We would like to introduce to you Mary and Lilian. Both these delightful ladies were born in 1930. Mary in April and Lilian in July.
Theirs is a friendship to admire and almost envy.
There are some common bonds, they enjoy knitting and talking about their children.
They clearly enjoy being together and are in each other’s company from sunrise untill bedtime. It is hard to imagine the one without the other.
What is strangely the most endearing part about this friendship, is that they both have short term memory loss. To be privy to their chatting is a lesson we can all learn from.
They tell each other the same stories over and over. This is not a problem as in our friendships, where there is eye rolling and the attitude of ‘I have heard this all before’. With them…they have forgotten they have heard it before. There is a delight in the telling, as well as the hearing.
Their graciousness towards each other and the staff is a pleasure to watch and experience.
Mary has five daughters, who she clearly loves, and can always relate some story about them.
Lilian has two children and a stepdaughter as well. She knits toys constantly with each one lovingly put together, and boxed for bazaars and needy children.
What a delight we have in these two fine ladies and their beautiful friendship…they are just two of the residents that make Nazareth House the wonderful place it is.
For obvious reasons we cannot use a photo of them, but while the picture is not real the story is.