|Silviamar: A fiesta for our elders|
7 comments3 Dec 2005 @ 23:48 by swan : What a lovely tradition.
There are many places, USA included, where the elders do not get that kind of acknowledgement. I bet it was heart warming for them to spend the day with people who cared and honored their years of experience and wisdom.
Here in Spain many elders also suffer pretty much. For example, some people leave them in asylums where they have a good care, but never come back to visit them. Of course it's important that they have a good care, but giving them love is so essential! My mother worked many years in one of those asylums and it was heartbreaking to see that many were alone even in the Christmas day, and some families only showed up to take their belongings when they have died.
4 Dec 2005 @ 09:58 by gea : So nice...
You´re so lucky. :-)
(Is that you with a bottle of champagne?)
My mother has been 98 this last week, and she is every bit as sharp as when I lived with her, haha.
Wow, 98 and in good shape! You're lucky too ;-)
I'm not the one with a bottle of champagne, as I was taking the pic, but I had a glass full of champagne with me hehe. I'm in one of the pics, dancing with my mother.
4 Dec 2005 @ 10:06 by jstarrs : Beautiful...
..I often regret the passing of the importance of the role of our grandparents in modern family life.
I think the wisdom, and the way they can pass it on, without authority as parents 'must' do, has an important effect on children.
These kind of 'hommages' are wonderful to see.
Nowadays most of the people don't care about the elders, not like in the old times when they were respected and when young people used to ask them for advice. So today it was an especial day for them, and also for us. I enjoyed the day very much.
5 Dec 2005 @ 14:55 by jerryvest : It is so true that most people don't
care about our elders. Many are put in nursing homes and forgotten, much like our prison populations. Would be nice to have a special holiday and special events to recognize our elders and to make sure that they are meeting their basic human needs and living with dignity and respect.
Our project to incorporate healthy touch in these institutions is moving along quite nicely and I will be reporting on our progress soon. Thanks for informing us about how you support our Elders.
I'm sure that you're doing a great progress with your touch. We can do so much for our elders, they appreciate everything that is done for them with love. My grandmother still keeps the drawings and poems I made for her when I was a little girl :-)
16 Jun 2006 @ 08:46 by maximillian @18.104.22.168 : salute...............
absolutely terrific.....u r indeed love the nature n having sense of art richly.........u love the family much and cares to the eldest ones, u r the best daughter n granddaughter.................................
Wow, Maximilian, thank you, you're too kind! :-)
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