Visiting Ellen

Trip Start Oct 04, 2011
Trip End Mar 17, 2013

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

We really enjoyed our visit to see Ellen Smyth with Pam Smyth, Ellen's cousin (Matthew's sister). She has developed dementia to an extent. She didn't remember me so much but she sure did remember mum. She would ask me, "And who's daughter are you again deaa?...Oh Norine, yes, Norine Bleakley. We just love her, and we love all the Irish people. They are different." We spent a good hour chatting with her. She kept asking me if I had a place to stay and if I wanted to stay with her, she could put in a good word for me. If I wanted to move to Boston she'd do all she could and go out of her way to help me. 
Pam and Roupe have been a wonderful support for her. 

We visited Pam's mum as well during the visit. I had met her before when I was little (1995, aged 9) when she through a family picnic and Lindsay and I were in the States. We then went to the beach and burned our feet on hot sand and froze them running into the Northern Atlantic. 

Pam's mum treated us to some fried clams at a local restaurant which were so good. She is in her 90's and lived by herself in a retired peoples community. She is such a wonderful sweet sweet lady and we just loved visiting with her. 
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