Sunday, November 14, 2010

Vintage frames

This is my office window in an old folks' centre.
Some vintage coke frames bought 20 years ago...

This frame is from my brother. It reads...When I Turn Old

When i turn old, when i am not the original me,
Please understand me and have patience with me.

When i drip gravy all over my clothes, when i forget to tie my shoelaces,
Please remember how i taught you what to do, and how to do many things by hand.

When i repeatly tell you things that you're tired of hearing,
Please be patient and listen to me. Please do not interrupt me. When you were young, i told you the same story over and over again until you were sound asleep.

When i need you to help me bathe,
Please do not scold me. Do you still remember how when you were small i had to coax you to take a bath?

When i do not understand new technology,
Plesae do not laugh at me or mock me. Please think how i used to be so patient with you to answer your every "why".

When my two legs are tired and i cannot walk anymore,
Please stretch out your powerful hands to lend me a hand, just like when you were a baby learning to walk i held both your hands.

When i suddenly forget what subject we are discussing,
Please give me a little time to recollect. Actually, it does not matter what we are talking about; as long as you are by my side, i am so contended and happy already.

When you see the old me, please do not be sad.
Please understand me and support me, just like how i was with you when you were young and were just learning to face life. At the beginning, i guided you to the path of life. Now i ask you to keep me company to finish this last leg of my life. Give me your love and patience, i will give you a grateful smile, and crystallized in this smile is my endless love for you.

This poem is originated from the November 2004 issue of Digital Family of Mexico.

Last but not least, meet my boss aka my mom
the founder of this nursing home.

Today i'm linking up with Tete for Tete's 2nd Hand Collections.
Head on over to her blog at Beyond the Garden Gate for more beautiful collections.
Have a beautiful weekends!


Tete said...

Hi Milka- Thanks for joining the party and I love your old coke ads!
I just love the the part when I get old. It is so sweet.
Your mom is very you.
Hugs- Tete

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

It is always relaxing looking at old pictures especially when I have to be in the lab in weekend. I think I remember read somewhere that marigold flower can be use as well to deter pest. I help check it out for you later. Enjoy your weekend.

Rebecca said...

The coke ads are GREAT! but the poem about growing older really got me-I need to remember this -where I work we deal with a lot of older people-thanks!

Faye said...

Hi Milka, I just love the old Coke ads. The poem is so good and something to remember always.


Autumn Belle said...

Remember the old coke ads and bottles and remember times past. The poem is very touching but true, something which we should remember to take note of when treating our aged parents. Your mom was an exemplary lady and you have inherited the selflessness traits from her.

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

Oh Milka, the "When I get old" made me tear up,so so sweet.Another one I love is, "When I grow old and start to wear purple". I also enjoyed your story of growing sunflowers. Each year I enjoy watching them follow the sun during the day.Thanks for sharing-Rebecca