Saturday, February 23, 2013

A visit with Great-Grandpa

A day with Emma.

Have not had a chance to spend much time with granddaughter Emma lately.  She always like to go down to Purcell and visit her great-grandpa (my Dad) so that was our destination today.  Picked her up around 9:30 and headed south our first stop, Jimye Faye's house.  This was Jimye's first time to meet any of my grand kids.  Emma enjoyed visiting with Gigi, the dog, along with Johnny, a dog that Jimye has been sitting with this past week.  (Actually, this was the least shy I've seen Gigi since I've known her.)

Finally got underway for Purcell, with a stop in Moore for lunch at Jimmy's Egg restaurant.  This place is always a good stop and was very full this morning.  After waiting in line we were seated and got our order in.  Took longer than normal due to the crowd they had today.  Finally we arrived at Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Purcell.  This is Dad's new home.  After a couple of weeks in the hospital it was decided he needed more care than could be provided in the assisted living center where he has lived for several years.

The three of us had a good visit with Dad.  He still has some problems walking and some residual effects from the pneumonia that he had while in the hospital.  He is receiving physical therapy each day but is using a wheel chair to go out into the dinning room for meals.  All in all he is doing pretty good for being almost 94 years old.  After our visit we stopped by my brother Bill's house before heading back to the city.  

We had a good day.  Emma and Jimye Faye bonded well and have become good friends.  It is always good to spend time with family. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Defending the Caveman

Another evening out, another play.

The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (or City Rep) is one of the many acting companies here in our area.  The main difference in this group compared to others is that all member of City Rep must be members of the Actors Equity Guild, the national union for professional actors.  I have attended several shows by this group since my friend, Jonathan Beck Reed, is a principal with them.  Tonight's show was:

This is a one man show dealing with the differences in men and women.  A great comedy that was the longest running one man show during it's run on Broadway.  This production had a very good actor, John Venable, from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. 

Tonight my date was Jimye Faye Baker.  Actually, this has been my companion for most activities the past couple of months.  Although we've known each other since around the second grade it has only been recently that we have gotten close.  Jimye has become a very important part of my life.  So, for my friends and followers who are interested, here is the lovely Jimye Faye: