We left at 7:30 with Ruth on our ride. Went first to the former Arrowhead Health Care
Center in Virginia, now under a new name. We were on our way to see Lauri Kaurala.
First one we saw were Chris, Gabe and Josh. Haven't seen Josh for a long time, he has
stretched. Then came Josie, her husband Tom Ward and daughter Naomi. We are
going toward Lauri's room which is way, way down a long hall. (Place has been
enlarged since I worked there as relief. Also saw our former neighbor, Bonnie Bohne,
on her 30th year as a nurse there. Jon Sarkela was wheeling his mom, Elsie, back to the
Eveleth Arrowhead where she lives). Saw Joan. Saw Rachel and her youngest, Eric ?.
Lauri has a rare form of stomach cancer and has had a stroke. He is on H2O. I went up to him first, spoke very loudly in Finnish. He opened one eye, told him to open the
other one. Isä came up and also spoke in Finnish. He tried to say something but could
not make it out. If he doesn't start taking in more water and food he won't last long.
Then we went to Tristan's 4th birthday party. Kathy, Brian, Heather and Heidi, Elizabeth, and Gary were there. Also Cody. Found out he is Jim Novak's son. Told him to say hello to his parents from Reino and Diane. Doubt he will remember. Of course Laurie, Ruth and the two of us were there. Sang "Happy Birthday", he blew out
his candles and opened gifts. He seemed a very happy and excited 4 yr. old.
We wanted to get home before too late as knew there was going to be fog and there was fog. Called TX to bring them up to date. Hope you all had a good day.