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We feel truly at home when…
Facilitated By Elaine Maly
August 12, 2017
-We are sitting at the table and eating with somebody else.
-We walk in the door.
-Pearlie has potato chips and dip.
-Charmaine and Fred cook for us. They're a perfect team. We say, "I love you momma. I love you daddy," and we put our arms up in the air and get a hug.
-Pam sits at the desk and writes.
-We're in bed to take a nap, especially when it's raining or gloomy.
-Sometimes after lunch we sit outside and talk to the neighbors. Michaels says, "You don't want non of this," as soon as he sees Pearlie and Pam. He calls them the "golden gate girls," not the "Woods Haven women."
-People know your name.
-Laurie makes a mean sandwich with turkey, tomatoes, pickles, cheese, mayo and lettuce.
-It smells like apples and species especially when Charmaine is cooking. She burns that kitchen up!
-We listen to music. Pearlie listens on her iPad and Pam listens on her iPhone and wireless speakers. Pearlie likes the Staple Singers, James Brown, BB King, and Michael Jackson. Pam likes Diana Ross, Phyllis Haymen, Maxwell, and the O'Connors.
-Jeezy is around. He's a pit bull named after a rapper. He's a good guard dog. Pearlie feeds him everyday.
-The people who care for you really care about you and take you places and play games like Left, Right, Center and Spades. It is harder to play Laurie's way she you can't look at the cards.
-We have candy. Pearlie likes gum and tootsie rolls. Pam gets hard candy and crystal light and mocha cappuccino.
-We have an early supper and Pearlie and Pam are in their rooms for the night and Charmaine surprises them with an ice cream cone or pop corn. Pearly gets salt and vinegar chips with french onion dip.