I thought this was the sweetest picture, a couple of weeks ago I asked Reba why she never had her nails painted like Zella. She said she didn't have anyone to paint them for her so "Wa-La!" I brought her the blue but she didn't want blue she likes red! Every time I walk through the door she goes, "There she is!" and says, "Love you," when I leave. I have to say that out of all the people I met with this summer, Reba is the most influential. It's amazing how different people have reservations and how long they hold them for for instance Reba and I really began to know each other about the second or third week. She opened up and we laughed and talked together but Frank on the other hand is still a bit shy and reserved. He will talk but you have to initiate conversation or ask questions. Thelma began to get sick about a week after I arrived at the home so although she has an amazing story, she wasn't available most times to talk about it. Floyd and I talk about as much as Reba and I do, and he was the same way- open, honest, and willing to share stories and had little reservation as far as shyness goes.
Saturday was the Fall Festival at the home and they asked me to paint faces from 10am-2pm but all it did was pour rain! The Friday before I went to visit and Floyd's mother, Frida and step-father, Hubert were there and we talked for about thirty minutes before they had to go. She told about how Floyd was always an easy-going boy growing up and "that's why I love him so much." Hubert was talking about why people ask why he looks younger than his son and if I recall, he said he was the same age as Floyd. I said, "You go girl, Frida!" It was a good visit and they are all such good people. It was so funny, while Floyd and I were sitting outside looking in the door, we saw one of the residents coming toward us. Floyd said, "Here comes your boyfriend, Amber." I said, "You are the one who caught him in your bed!" I think we bonded that day, ha!