Above right is Boppa with his great-granddaughter, Ceci, During my daughter’s visit in July, Ceci and Boppa had several playful interchanges. My daughter and I both observed them playing what seemed to be nonsensical games, but to them made perfect sense. The one I observed was in Blimpey Burgers. While we waited Ceci and Boppa played a hand patting game. Four year old Ceci was the director of these interchanges. She would say “Now Boppa, you have to do it this way” or that or whatever way she thought of and he would laugh. Sometimes he did it correctly and sometimes not. But the interesting thing is that when he watched her hands he would follow her perfectly. He didn’t get her verbal instructions, but he did get them if she showed him with her own hands. They played this way for about a half hour until our food arrived.
The quote for this issue “What we see depends upon where we sit” is so very true. Boppa and Ceci saw their games as just plain fun. I on the other watched to see how this Alzhiemer’s patient interacted with a four year old, totally fascinated.
Tuesday, August 4, I was able to go with Lorrie and Dad on an American House outing to Frankenmuth. It really was a fun day with lunch at the Bavarian Inn, a walk over the cover bridge and exploring the many shops in River Place.
The Boppa blog lost the first nine entries when I had to repair my iweb. I was able to save the text into a word document, but I have not had time yet to replace them.
Many Blessings to All!