Visit to Dad 8 December 09
byon 15-12-2009 at 01:37 PM (928 Views)
Today The Alzheimer's Society were holding a carol concert in the chapel at the British Legion Home where Dad lives. There was also refreshments and a buffet being held afterwards. I had arranged to take Dad. I arrived at about 1.30pm. He had forgotten what we were doing but said he was still happy to go along. I could tell he wasn't in the best of humours. The chapel is very small but it is a lovely atmosphere. The lay preacher had a nativity set which had been knitted by a student of hers some years ago. She gave members of the congregation each a different figure as part of the nativity scene. She gave Dad a Shepherd. Unfortunately he wasn't impressed. When the time came to put the shepherd on the nativity scene Dad wouldn't take it to the front. I took it up and said to him what a good idea it was but he said he thought it was a bit childish Mmm! Dad didn't rate the singing either! Afterwards we went into the hall nextdoor for some refreshments but Dad was not very interested and not very talkative. I often find things I think Dad will really enjoy he simply doesn't and other times I worry something may not push his buttons and it does. I tried my best to chivvy Dad along but eventually he made it quite clear he wanted to go home so off we went. I thought it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon and felt quite Christmassy! Dad did say he remembered going to the chapel for a funeral, which he had. I wondered afterwards if that was what was on his mind.