Saturday, July 25, 2015

Adults Coloring

Mom's friend Sharon sent me (us) coloring books and pencils as an activity while we sit outside in the mornings.  She also sent a newspaper clipping about adults coloring, and how it is the new craze. Although I do not like pictures taken of me, Mom took this one:

It is fun!

Here is a picture Mom took of a tree branch that fell in their yard last evening during a wind storm.

No damage done to their roof or yard.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Quickie 2 Wheelchair

Since I left York, South Carolina and my old wheelchair was donated to the facility where I lived for a short time before being in Piedmont Medical Center, I was officially chair-less.  Rental chairs at the hospital are not geared to the individual.

Two days ago, I received my specially adapted chair, a Quickie 2. It has power assisted wheels. When I switch on the power, two speeds are available, slow and faster.

Gabriel and Ryan helped adapt the wheel motions (I use my right hand with more force) so that it fits my needs. 

Cindy, the activity director at Mesa Manor, took me over to Mom and Gene's house yesterday for a visit and lunch.  Libby got several treats, and Mercy did also, but she spent most of the time when I was there napping inside, her usual course during the day.

Gene cooked chicken in wine for lunch, coq au vin, and we drank sangria.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

reprinted from NASA:

NASA's New Horizons interplanetary probe has been making its way to Pluto since January 19, 2006, and has been providing the world with the sharpest photos ever seen of our Solar System's most prominent "dwarf planet." Today, it made its closest approach to Pluto yet -- about 8,000 miles -- at around 07:49:57 EDT. 
Here's the photo they took -- which, despite traveling at the speed of light (186,000 miles per second), took four and a half hours to reach us here on Earth as it crossed the 3 billion miles between here and Pluto:

Size of Earth compared to Jupiter (source)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Family in 2006

That was my 36th birthday in York.  My Aunt Charlotte, on the right, made it a special day with balloons.  We went out for lunch.

Jack Heniford, My Husband

This is Jack.  He died April 29, 2015.  My uncle John wrote his obituary:
John P. (Jack) Heniford, 67, died Tuesday, April 29, at his home in York, South Carolina, of heart failure following a short illness.
Jack Heniford is survived by his wife of 18 years, Juliet (Julie) Parke Myers Heniford. He was born July 8, 1947, in Kingstreet, South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Ruth Heniford, also of York.
He was a North Carolina educator who had retired after 11 years of teaching remedial high school. Jack was a 1973 graduate of University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Jack also taught Spanish to public school teachers at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado, during the 1990's.
Jack enjoyed life to the fullest and was a photographer, ham radio operator and aviation enthusiast. He was a familiar presence in the area as he photographed hundreds of community, school and church events.
Jack was an active member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Rock Hill. He and his wife Julie were also recognized for their work in helping advocate for persons with disabilities.
Graveside services are set for 3 p.m., May 5th, at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Charlotte, with Rev. Jeffrey L. Lingle of Epiphany Lutheran Church officiating.
Condolences to the family may be offered at

Jack was an excellent photographer.  This is one of my favorite pictures he took of our front yard after a brief rain shower.

Monday, July 13, 2015

This is a slideshow of Mom and me flying back to Colorado in May on a Lear Jet from Piedmont Hospital in Rock Hill, SC.

This was posted on Facebook:

I definitely agreed.