So. Anyway. The music. So....I'm pushing the wheelchair past an old speaker and she motions for me to stop. She looks at the speaker and says, "You think you can put on some music for us this morning?"
Jaw drop. Uhhh, SURE! I was sooooo surprised at the request. She hollered after me, "There's a disc something or other in there. I'm sure you know about those things." I turned on the stereo, the CD player, and music filled the entire house. There are speakers rigged all over, in every room! The CD was a collection of famous pieces and while familiar tunes wafted through the house, I helped my elder take her pills, she had her breakfast, got dressed, and then it was time for exercise. Exercise for her means standing up and with her walker, making her loop around the house with me following right behind her with the wheelchair in case she needs to sit down all of a sudden. When she's feeling strong, she can do 2 loops. Most days, it's one.
Sooooooo, she stands up and grasps her walker and Just as she is taking her first steps, the William Tell Overture begins. What a riot. The irony was lost on her but I'm gonna ride on that one for a long time. I was crackin' up inside. Made my entire day (that she requested music, and then that she walked her loop to William Tell).