Happy Holidays to you!
My brother and I love each and every one of you… for the most amazing care you gave to our mom, Mary. Moving a loved parent into a facility such as yours is the most difficult task any child has to do, however, due to the most amazing love and care you all gave our Mom, we’re glad we made the best choice possible with Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living.
Mary was born in 1929. So, she encountered the Beatles and Elvis during her youth. Perhaps she didn’t choose to listen to them, but that is what was going on in her era. And, she didn’t wear jeans, she was a prim and proper mom who wore a dress or a pretty blouse and skirt. Microwaves weren’t a common household item yet. You put foil on your black and white TV antennas to get better reception. Mary was in “the simplest generation”. They learned wrong from right, they taught their children to say, “Please” and “Thank you,” and to hold the door open for someone older than you. When in public and you see someone who has served their time in the military and came home to their family, you say, “Thank you for your service,” to them, even though you have never met them in your life. My brother Keith and my husband Dave always do this, and this makes that generation proud. You said your prayers at night, you were taught to say, “Yes Ma’am” and “Yes Sir”. Life was so simple back then, and you learned how to stretch a penny as far as you could: no online shopping, no Starbucks, and no texting. Just a simple life, and that’s almost extinct these days.
So, we reflect on the most important value we learned from our mom, Mary, and that was the golden rule, which we have updated in our own version, which is: Treat others today as you would have them treat you tomorrow. It’s really just that easy. And, always start each new day with a positive attitude. And CHOCOLATE!!! Every morning!!
Each and every one of you have done that every day you work at Memory Care and we have witnessed it… the caring love, the dedication, and more importantly the RESPECT you give each resident. Respect is the most important thing, as is the dedicated loving care and positive attitude.
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. YOU ARE AMAZING ANGELS!!! YOU ARE ALL SAINTS!!