… from Home Sweet Abbey in snowy Woodstock, IL.
The Christmas spirit descended on our community yesterday in a most delightful way. Forty-five Maples at the Sonatas neighbors had gathered in our clubhouse by 2 pm, when the Dickens Carollers arrived to perform a concert of Christmas songs. This is just part of the audience before the music began. The Dickens Carollers is a professional group from the Woodstock area that has been performing since 1982. I have enjoyed their music many times and […]
Ten days ago, I brought a new member into the family living in my Abbey. Her name is Shadow, and she is Mom’s cat. For three weeks after Mom had a stroke, Shadow continued living in the assisted living apartment they shared. I stopped by twice a day to take care of her and spend some time. A friend of ours also visited daily. But when I learned that Mom would not be able to […]
Thank you to everyone who has kept checking my blog the past three weeks while I have been away from it. I have not lost interest in Home Sweet Abbey or in my readers. Instead, I have been dealing with problems concerning my mother’s health. I hope that things will stabilize in the near future so that I can get back to my writing. I still have many stories of life in Maples at the […]
Maples Bear is ready for the holiday season and eagerly awaiting Santa Paws. Thanks to Cathie, our costumer extraordinaire!