Note:The following letter is being published with the full knowledge and consent of the writer and with written permission (signed, sealed & delivered) from Grants Good Samaritan Society.
This is Marvine if you did not get a Christmas card from me. You are getting this form letter maybe because I am no longer in Monhanas, anymore. Boohoo, boohoo, boohoo, boohoo and boohoo. Now that my tears are all dried up I am in Grants, New Mexico. I was kidnapped by my daughter (not really) and this is where we stopped. I wouldn't let her take me any further west, and now I am living in Grants at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. My daughter put me here and she moved to Los Cruses, New Mexico, but I wouldn't go with her because I did not want to move away from this home that I now love and call home. If you care to know I cried for a whole month, but came to love my new home and friends. I miss you all and would love for you to visit me if you are in this area.
You would not believe what we have in this place, good cooks; I have gained weight to prove it. We have a beautician that comes twice a week; I have never looked prettier. The activity room is where I spend most (all) of my time. We have parties; we celebrate every resident's birthday and all holidays. You should have seen me on New Years Eve and I was not even drinking. At Halloween I won 3rd prize for best costume. You will never believe what I was, a Spider Lady. We had a lot of fun. At Christmas, yes there is a Santa Claus, I had my picture taken with him to prove it and he gave me all my beautiful gifts, so the card said.
I love everything down here and everyone here. I sit at my own table and crochet, people walk by all day long and we visit, I love them all. We have popcorn and movies at night. I am very tired at night from our busy days ready to go to bed and sleep good at night. In the morning I get up ready to go again. The leader of our tribe is loved by all of us 65 residents. I invite all of you to come on down and join us. Just let me know and I will see if there is an extra bed that no one is using. I will make sure I have my bells on if you come. Oh by the way, I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Years.
Love you All
Note:If you would like to drop a note to this beautiful spirit she may be reached here:
% Good Samaritan Society-Grants
840 Lobo Canyon Road
Grants, New Mexico 87020