Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Nann Lutz Remembers Zelda
I was honored to be legally adopted by Zelda 17 years ago next month. I got to be called “my baby girl”, a term I’ll really miss. Zelda collects people and I was, like you all, collected. We have much in common; the birthday calls, her birthday parties, dim sum, regular phone check-ups, her one-person shows, and occasional visits.
I only got to LA twice during this hospital stay. I was so glad I was able to tell her how much I love her and appreciate her goodness when she knew I was there. Those of you who were not able to visit her would appreciate how her face would light up when David came into the room. I’d watch her sleep for six hours and David would walk in and she opened her eyes and smiled. Her hearing wasn’t working very well during that first visit, but she and David were able to communicate anyway. She was less conscious during that second trip and I ached to see her like that. But, David managed her care, memorized her doses, instructed the nurses, and demanded the best care all along the way.
Love and hugs to you, David. Zelda was a collector of people but you put a new picture in my heart about what it means to be a good friend.
Posted by Chris Waddling at 1:11 PM