On October 11, 2012 I took my son, Jerry to see Ann Hall, my former co-worker at Pheasant Ridge. After we went to the Outback steak house for a dinner.
It was our first time to eat there. Jerry ordered his Rib and Alice Spring chicken combination, and I got sea food mixed grill that was delicious for us. Jerry really enjoyed his dinner for his Halloween treat.
Thursday, November 8, 2012 was my day off, so I took Jerry to see Ann Hall and activity director Alan Malloy. He had permission for me to do my Tai-Chi demonstration and sing “Amazing Grace” and “Jesus Loves Me” in Chinese to everyone.
It was so glad to see Ann Hall. She could not take care of herself after she had a stroke. That was very sad, but she is moving around at Pheasant Ridge.
They clapped hands for me after my performance and everyone had a question for me. “Where are you from?” “What is your favorite food?” ‘How old is your son?” “Can you come back?”
I told Alan, I will be back to sing Christmas song in Chinese. I love my friend, Ann, I will be back to see everyone next month. I enjoyed sharing my Chinese culture with everyone.
Thursday, December 6, 2012, I went to the Pheasant Ridge to sing Christmas songs in Chinese for them, but Alan, activities director said “Ann is in hospital”. I did see her, but the other people liked that Jerry and I cam to see them. They had an ice cream party. Alan gave ice cream to us. I told them, yesterday was Jerry’s birthday. Then sang birthday to Jerry. Jerry enjoyed his ice cream.
I sang Christmas songs in Chinese such as Joy to the world, Away in a manger, Silent night…after my songs, I heard clapping hands. I really enjoyed myself even though I did not sing well.
After we left Pheasant Ridge. I went to Carillion Hospital to see Ann Hall. She said “She fell, and broken ribs” Now it is so painful. I prayed for her and hope she gets well soon!
When I was in the hallway to wait for an elevator, the hospital workers saw my outfit, and asked me for a picture to be taken. I made a new friend, she is who came from Philippines, and a nurse assistant at the hospital. I told them my skirt made from a Christmas tree skirt, and one size fit all, everyone laughed.
You can see pictures from Annie Lin’s experience in the slide show above or in a different view by clicking here.