Tuesday, February 10, 2015

He Said No, No, No

The Dowager Duchess is doing wonderfully, I'm happy to report. And she is so grateful for each and every good wish she received from everyone here. She said all your kindnesses have a lot to do with how well she feels. I, also, am so grateful to you all.

(Click any image to feel the love... and the chill.)

THE VIEW FROM THE DOWAGER DUCHESS'S WINDOW AT REHAB.

The rehabilitation facility, The Haym Salomon Home, is phenomenal. I have never witnessed such kind, professional care. Both the Duchess and I thank the staff constantly. The Duchess is thriving at physical therapy and occupational therapy. A nurse stopped by Sunday evening and said, "Come on, my dear, we're going for a walk." The two took off to circle the entire 7th floor. They returned surprisingly quickly and the nurse told me, "We would have taken longer but she walks too fast!" That's my mother!


Sunday with The Kid Brother
THE KID BROTHER ON THE BOARDWALK, CONEY ISLAND.
"ANOTHER PICTURE?!?" 
"WHAT ARE YOU TAKIN' NOW?!?" 
THE COUNTDOWN TO THE NEXT INTERNATIONAL HOT DOG EATING CONTEST.
ALL THE KID BROTHER HAS TO DO IS EAT 70 TO BEAT THE RECORD. 

The Kid Brother was here Sunday morning.

At 7:45 Sunday morning!!!

We walked to Coney Island and had lunch at Grimaldi's Pizza. It's a great place and a recent addition to the neighborhood, which is definitely showing an upswing. (Wallburgers will be opening soon.) We arrived before Grimaldi's opened and The Kid Brother was locked in on the place, so we wandered the Boardwalk and the candy emporium called IT'SUGAR for a half hour.

CONEY ISLAND CREAM SODA.
NO MORE CONEY ISLAND CREAM SODA.
GRIMALDI'S PIZZA.

After lunch, The Kid Brother headed home and I went to visit the Duchess. I almost had the Kid Brother convinced in the morning to come with me to visit before lunch. But, he has a difficult time with hospitals and other kinds of health facilities. So, he opted out. I wasn't surprised and completely understand. I'm very pleased, though, that he has spoken with The Duchess on the phone each time he's been with me.


I tried to get the Kid Brother to go to rehab. He said, "No. No. No."

15 comments:

  1. Glad to hear the DD is doing well. And the part of the glass that's half full is that you also got to spend time with your brother. 70 hotdogs would kill most people, but it seems that there's a small Asian lady, I don't know if she's in New York, who often wins these contests in spite of her small size.

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  2. The Kid Brother hopefully will come around with a visit. If it's an all-round positive event then perhaps he'll be able to try it on his own.

    Mmmm pizza and cream soda!

    High 5 DD!!!!!!

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  3. Mitchell it is nice to hear your mother is in a good shape. She is an amazing and strong woman.
    Amy's song is great what a pity she died, She was so talented..

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  4. I'm delighted the DD is doing so well, hope things are moving right along. (Yes, I said it, lol.)
    Kid brother probably has his reasons for not being comfortable in medical settings, it's good of you not to try to force him to go... and even better that he's able to talk with DD on the phone.
    Try to stay warm, sending hugs!

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  5. Back this morning! Wanted to add that I love this video-- and, despite all of the countless times that I've sung along with this song while driving to and from work, I've never seen the video :)

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  6. Glad to hear the Dowager Duchess is up and at 'em like gangbusters! And sounds like a fun day with you and the Kid brother ... though really cold looking!

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  7. Great that things are going so well. It never occurred to me that Coney Island would be open in the winter... looks so cold! What's the green on the pizza? Spinach? Basil? Just wonderin'

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  8. YEAH for your mother, Mitch! Must be all that cold air and snow that keeps her invigorated!
    Speaking of which,, how the heck are you handling our lovely winter along the Northeastern Seaboard of North America?

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  9. Glad to hear your mom is doing well, and you had some time with brother. She sounds like a very strong lady!

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  10. She has two wonderful sons who care about her - probably it speeds up her progress. I bet she is just aching to get out of there though.

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  11. Hi ya CUZ..
    Please send Aunt Marion my Love... and get well wishes...
    My Mom also has been in the hospital and then rehab... spent about 5 weeks... just got home last week...
    She passed out and fell in the bathroom, needed stiches... she's better now!
    Love to Chuckie too! XOXOX Miss you all in my life !
    Sheree

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  12. This fear of hospitals is oh so common........
    Best wishes for the dowager x

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  13. Dear Mitchell. I was worried about your mother and i didnt know if i could to email you them i remembered your blog. I'm glad she's doing well and that your aré enjoying her and your brother.
    I hope you to understand me.
    Best wishes for you and your familia

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  14. Dear Mitchell,
    I'm sorry to hear that your Mother has been unwell but pleased that she is getting better. I don't like visiting hospitals either and grit my teeth when I do. I think it has something to do with visiting my father on one after a car accident when I was a child.
    It looks rather 'chilly' in that part of the world. I meanwhile am sunning myself 'down under'.
    Bye for now
    Kirk

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  15. I was gone for a week/getting caught up here....
    Thanks to your postings, we (your fans) have grown fond of your family and rejoice to hear they are doing better whenever things are down.

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