She is having a good time

@GardenGerty (99159)
United States
August 4, 2015 5:58pm CST
I moved my sister to a senior housing complex last weekend. She was dubious of living by herself, but she is having a good time. There are several people in the senior community that she has met and visits with already. She called me this evening to share some information about something she learned and just to talk. I am really pleased for her. I almost ruined my cornbread, though. She used to call my mom every day and talk for hours when I was still a teen at home. I hope her daughter is happy with this situation.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
5 Aug 15
I am so happy for her and you too! Do you put cottage cheese in your corn bread? I find that it makes it so very moist.
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
5 Aug 15
I use buttermilk or sour milk in cornbread, but cottage cheese would work as well. I have an herbed cottage cheese bread I make in my bread machine.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
5 Aug 15
@GardenGerty I have a bread machine that I do not know how to use as it came wothout directions:( I cannot get Buttermilk in Jamaica or sour milk.
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
5 Aug 15
@cynthiann Use regular milk and add lemon juice, vinegar or any other acid liquid to make "sour milk" or as my granny called it "clabber". What is the brand and model number of your bread machine?
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@allknowing (65014)
• India
5 Aug 15
Senior homes out there I am told are perfect for those who need care and company. We in India have a long way to go.
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
5 Aug 15
This is mostly just housing, although there are planned activities available, and pull cords in the bedroom and bath for emergencies, so your neighbors will check on you or call for an ambulance if needed. The best thing is that there is maintenance for everything, it is close to some stores and there are a number of people of a similar age. There are some very good places for seniors and some very poor ones as well.
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@allknowing (65014)
• India
5 Aug 15
@GardenGerty I was trying to work on a concept myself and had approached a few to get themselves involved in it but have not met with success though. This set up where your sister now lives seems perfect.
• Melbourne, Australia
4 Aug 15
Change can be very difficult indeed. So glad it has worked out for your sister as we all need company sometimes. Glad you didn't burn the cornbread.
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
4 Aug 15
It was not a problem with burning, it was measuring the right ingredients and putting them in while I was talking on the phone. My sister came to me a year ago in sort of an emergency, but it was getting to be too much for me to always be in her company. I am happy she has found so many friendly people.
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• Melbourne, Australia
4 Aug 15
@GardenGerty Your sister is now happy and that is all that really matters.
• Philippines
5 Aug 15
Why is your sister in the senior housing complex? Or maybe because he is senior? Why did you said that you hope her daughter is happy? I really want to know.
@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
6 Aug 15
I wrote an update with the background, rather than a reply. Here is that next discussion:
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