Emile: “I met Irene at a dance. I saw her across the room. We married six months later.”
“Dancing was our life. We used to go to Canada, to the Frontenac, where Guy Lombardo would be playing.”
“Irene was in the nursing home before me. I visited her from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day. I didn’t want her to be alone. One morning seven years ago, I asked the staff how her night was. They said she had a nice, peaceful night. I found her dead in her room.”
“I’m almost 95. I’ve had a good life. We had 66 years together. I loved her. I’ve had a good life.”
Ethel seemed to be watching the birds outside her window.
Seeing Annette, the social worker here, made her happy.
Clyde is a resident cat here at the Belknap County Nursing Home. Residents are comforted by him and his sister, Bonnie.
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