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Nursing Home Blues

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Nurse: Why don't you try some of this delicious food? Mom: What is that fried horse? Nurse: That's roast beef. Mom: I have a beef with this roast. Nurse: Well, at least eat some of your vegetables. Mom: You mean that boiled lump of g


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better than being dead

Always Vera

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“The price of everything's gone up,” I say. “But I don't have to buy you chocolate if it's costing too much.” She says nothing and bends her head again, gnarled hands slowly breaking a family-sized chocolate block into pieces.

Welcome To Bedpan Alley! Honest Names For Nursing Homes

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A senior living facility called “Symphony Square ” recently opened up in my neighborhood. It doesn't have a symphony. Nor is it square. So what's with the name? I'm guessing that a consultant was paid big bucks to come up with that enticing moniker.…