Myra's 84th Birthday Jun 6, 2020

I hadn't seen Myra in 5 months, right before we went on vacation for the entire month of Feb. When we returned in March her memory care facility went immediately into CoVID-19 lockdown, and still was at the time of her birthday in June. The staff was very kind to make a generous exception and allowed me to do a window-visit with her for her birthday. It was difficult at times to hear through the slightly cracked window since her voice is so timid, but it was great to see each other in person after such a long separation.
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Myra84thBirthday-001 Myra's facility is still on lockdown, but they made an exception to allow me a
1 Myra's facility is still on lockdown, but they made an exception to allow me a "window visit" with her for her 84th birthday. The aides dressed her sharply, although her hair is covid-long at this point.
Myra84thBirthday-004 I setup my camera, banjo to play Happy Birthday, and a poster I made in the driveway outside her window
2 I setup my camera, banjo to play Happy Birthday, and a poster I made in the driveway outside her window
Myra84thBirthday-006 I didn't want to press my luck with the generous exception they were making for us, so I went alone. Max and Sophie had to give their birthday wishes via the...
3 I didn't want to press my luck with the generous exception they were making for us, so I went alone. Max and Sophie had to give their birthday wishes via the poster board.
Myra84thBirthday-009 The aide helping Myra opened her window a crack so we could sort of hear each other, but all the photos were taken through the screen. This is the best shot I...
4 The aide helping Myra opened her window a crack so we could sort of hear each other, but all the photos were taken through the screen. This is the best shot I got of her considering the circumstances.
Myra84thBirthday-011 The aide took this photo of me through Myra's window
5 The aide took this photo of me through Myra's window
Myra84th A short video of seeing Myra for the first time in 5 months and playing Happy Birthday for her through her room window
6 A short video of seeing Myra for the first time in 5 months and playing Happy Birthday for her through her room window
Myra84thBirthday-012 Later in the day, Myra enjoyed a nice afternoon sit in the shade
7 Later in the day, Myra enjoyed a nice afternoon sit in the shade
Myra84thBirthday-016 Followed by the requisite birthday chocolate!
8 Followed by the requisite birthday chocolate!