They held a country fair in the parking lot of the White Rock hospital a little while ago. Everyone was welcome. Residents in the elder care facility, hospital patients, families, children, friends...... There was sun, a petting zoo, a old fashioned dress up photo booth, live music, and of course ice cream, and cotton candy. Everyone had a blast, the music was great, the weather was perfect, and I had cotton candy! Did I mention that I had cotton candy? Oh I love cotton candy. We wheeled my MIL, Rose out in the sunshine, and took her around to all the booths, said hello to all the staff, the animals, saw all the sights. The look on the faces of all the older folks, wheeling their spouses in the wheelchairs, the staff as they giggled and threw balls at the dump tank, the children cooing as they held ducklings.
There is something so touching about seeing a elderly husband frail in his own right, pushing his wife's wheelchair into the shade, as they share a ice cream cone.
The look of the great grandchildren, as they show "Great Grandpapa" the new lambs, and the horses. The awe of touching real wool, right at the source. The staff and administration did a great job, and I really hope that they plan on doing this again. The smiles on the faces made every bit of effort worthwhile.