Day 97 – Happy Memorial Day to all!
Today was a day to relax, yes the members still came to man the picket line, but not in the normal sense. They came to celebrate the holiday with a barbecue. It was nice to see such beautiful weather and also it was good to see Curtis put to work :) Just kidding Curtis! Your food was real good by the way.
There was good food for everyone and even the kids had fun jumping rope in the pen.
The members also had their own fun playing dominoes in the shade.
I am glad that the members can enjoy some of the time outside as they have been there through snow, sleet, rain, freezing temperatures and now the sun and heat has finally arrived.
Speaking of having fun outside, what ever happened to the Memorial Day parade that the nursing home used to have for the residents? I am sure some residents are veterans, why did this stop when Helen took over? The residents use to have a parade from the top of the street to the main entrance and then they would be allowed to have a barbecue on the back patio. What happened to that as well? Oh yeah, she tore up the patio and never fixed it when she was doing another one of her brilliantly planned projects.
I wonder what was served today, I hope not Lima bean soup and Pizza like on Mother’s Day.
I was talking to some family members today and they stated that it is not the same inside, there is no personal service like before. The workers used to give each resident a flower on holidays and other personal things, this is not happening currently.
There was an article in the NY Times today about the strike, in case you didn’t see the link in the comments from Friday here it is again:
After reading the article it left me with a sour taste in my mouth, Helen has not reached out to anyone for comments, but she has the audacity to comment to the NY Times with the following quote:
“The facility is appalled by all the lies that the 1199 union is broadcasting,” she said.
Mrs. Sieger accused 1199 of “using this woman’s death to gain support.” “This shameless act screams of desperation and guilt,” she said.
Desperation? The only one that appears to be desperate here is Helen herself, for she is holding on to the end of a very short rope that will surely break before the puissance of the union does. I cannot believe that Helen who never comments anywhere, all of a sudden can come out with these two quotes.
Who do you think is the desperate one here?
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!