Just a few lines today. Yesterday while I was at the church where Matt and Amy are going to be married, I received a phone call telling me that Gramps had fallen at the assisted living facility breaking his hip and was being taken to the hospital. Since that time, I have not received any more real information except that they would be doing surgery today. Allie, who has our power of attorney, is, as I write, on her way to give written permission for them to do the surgery.
Our niece contacted us to let us know yesterday afternoon. Of course, the rest of the day passed in a haze for me. It was difficult to think of anything else except him and how he was doing. His nieces and I talked several times during the afternoon. I kept worrying that my phone was going to quit on me because the charge was going down in it, and I didn't have my charger with me.
I did get a lot of pictures of the preparation of the place where the reception is taking place today. We had the wedding rehearsal at 6 p.m. and then at 7:30 we had the rehearsal dinner at an Italian restaurant. It was quite good, but does not come up to spaghetti at Louis' Original Restaurant in Knoxville, whose spaghetti sauce is sooooooo spicy! We also had a delicious salad with oil and vinegar dressing, and some scrumptious chicken Parmesan followed by a huge piece of cheesecake. Yum! There was also dessert of chocolate mint ice cream pie, made by Whitney for those who were not cheesecake aficionados, and it was yummy too.
I will be checking on Gramps a little later this morning. I have already tried but the nurse had not been in yet. I will report after I know what is going on. I do know he was giving them some difficulties last evening which is normal for those who have dementia.
The wedding is today at 2 p.m., and I will be on my way home on Monday, barring any complications with Gramps' surgery. Please pray for both him and me, and for the newly wed couple. We all appreciate it.
This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to each of you, my friends. More later. Bye for now.