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[*] posted on 12-31-2019 at 10:26 AM


With mine get some decaf coffee or tea to go with that apple pie.

I've brought along regular coffee , beer and wine ( along with the staples) as that I thought that it would be a treat BUT I guess that they are way past those days now....

Although I did have a few beers with the caretakers.

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[*] posted on 12-31-2019 at 10:42 AM
Apple Pie will be it


Added it to our list!

Hope it makes it all the way without samples being removed.

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[*] posted on 12-31-2019 at 11:30 AM


Done! Thanks for taking care of the grandpa's!!
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[*] posted on 12-31-2019 at 01:47 PM


Quote: Originally posted by John M  
Added it to our list!

Hope it makes it all the way without samples being removed.

J & B


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[*] posted on 1-3-2020 at 10:05 PM


Wonderful you have organized this for the gramps. My UCSB friends and I have been visiting/donating for years. We're heading down Monday to fish out of the Old Mill as usual. We always bring cleaning supplies, pancake mix, beans...anything we can throw in our carts from Costco. Must tell you passing around Costco Chocolate chip cookies is the highlight for me. Helping the blind Grandpa move his hand onto the cookie and then watch him eat it is an experience that I'll always cherish! I know the new kitchen must be done or close to it so it will be great to see that. Also, always ask your dentist for the toothpaste /brushes sales people leave with them. Dr. Gray in La Mesa always gives me a whole box of toothpaste to take..Penny - haven't seen you since you left for Canada. Come by the Old Mill in the afternoon if you can- it would be wonderful to see you!
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[*] posted on 1-8-2020 at 02:09 PM


Just had a nice visit from John M & Barbara returning north from seeing the grandpas... Quite an undertaking and great generosity from so many Nomads, too!



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[*] posted on 1-9-2020 at 08:10 AM
Report back from the Grandpas


Hi everyone. We returned late Wednesday from our adventure to the Grandpas. It was a wonderful and humbling experience especially at the tail end of this Christmas season.

We were greeted by the caretakers and many of the grandpas who were outside waiting for us, as Penny had told them of our impending arrival.

Those that could, helped unload both ours and Tom's trucks. Once finished, we went inside and met the other residents who are unable to get outside due to their health.

As guided by Penny and Juan as to their greatest needs, our supplies will greatly appreciated. The photos below show most of what we were able to purchase.

The NOMAD community donated over $1,000 - Barbara much enjoyed her shopping spree in Costco Ensenada, gathering food and supplies, knowing it all would be much appreciated.

If anyone wishes, we have receipts for everything purchased.

The love and joy this brought to the Grandpa house, and to myself, Barbara, and Tom was overwhelming, memories lasting a lifetime.

John, Barbara M, and TMW








From the right, John & Barbara M, TMW, Juan and a few Grandpas
















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[*] posted on 1-9-2020 at 12:40 PM


APLAUSOS!! Hearts smiling .. THANK YOU for doing this and sharing,
Our love to the Grampas and all who take care of them - Tommy and Lori




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[*] posted on 1-9-2020 at 03:41 PM


Nothing better than to be warm and have a full belly. besides being loved, and due to you and all that helped the Grandpa's are ........

John y Barbara , Thanks for all the effort that you put into this




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[*] posted on 1-9-2020 at 03:47 PM


John, I forgot to ask, where did TW go from there?



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[*] posted on 1-9-2020 at 10:31 PM
Homeward


We parted ways in Ensenada. He thought he may have lunch with Roy, then continue toward home on Wednesday.

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[*] posted on 1-9-2020 at 11:08 PM


Thank you all so much! It is so good to see the old guys getting some love. Please remember to help out these guys the rest of the year too. They are the benefactors of so much good will this time of the year, please don't forget them in the spring, summer and fall. Everybody that helped thank you so very much.



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[*] posted on 1-10-2020 at 08:09 AM


:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:


What an amazing undertaking! Brilliant to buy in Ensenada and then only hours away from delivery.

I wonder if they need other kitchen items? dishes? pots and pans? glasses?

Sharing love is the highest high. Thanks for going above and beyond to make this happen!




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[*] posted on 1-10-2020 at 08:51 AM
Janitor's bucket and mop


Thanks for the kind remarks Blanca.

to answer your question - here is what they could use. The floors are all concrete and cleaned once or twice a day.

This shows the bucket, but they also could use a quality mop to go with it.

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[*] posted on 1-11-2020 at 04:02 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
John, I forgot to ask, where did TW go from there?


I crossed at Tecate and it only took about 15 minutes at 10am. I was going to call Roy and have lunch with him but decided to go home instead. I'll catch him next trip. I know Baja Blanca has some stuff at her moms that needs bringing down so maybe Roy and I can do it.
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[*] posted on 1-11-2020 at 07:25 PM


Strong work John and TMW, thank you for doing what you did!



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[*] posted on 1-11-2020 at 07:35 PM


For years I bought over the counter reading glasses at Costco. They have been inexpensive and durable for me, so I was wondering if an assortment of various frames and strengths would be appreciated?

Do the grandpas get any optical help from the Mexican health plans?




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[*] posted on 1-11-2020 at 07:55 PM


Really cool to see the pictures and get a report of where the money went, so nice for everyone to help out. I'm not religious but I do believe in karma!
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[*] posted on 1-12-2020 at 10:21 AM
Reading glasses AK & Amazon Mexico


We took the Grandpas 7 pair of reading glasses among all the other things. We varied the strength from 1.00 to 2.50 -

Lencho - do you have experience with this delivery? I'll get their address and try to do something with it. Always learning. many thanks.


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