i keep asking my sister if she still has my PIG SWEATER...i gave it to her a long time ago when she went into the board and care home in El Cajon

she has had nearly everything she has of any value stolen in the 2 years she's been there..including her upper denture.....i've often ask the staff about these thefts and they shrug their shoulders and say they don't know what's up but think she just gives her stuff away

her teeth...she gave her teeth away??!!

i know it's probably the caregivers stealing...because if it were the other clients my sis would see them wearing the stuff

would you believe they even stole her bedding!!!

our society in general has become very non-virtuous ...it's elder abuse...but i guess they think the fact my sister is well housed ...fed...and safe more then makes up for it

i think the relatives are expected to just look the other way

i just wish i'd known that before i loaded her up with very nice semi expensive stuff...she looked so pretty at first...now all she has is dull plain thrift shop apparel that gives the impression she's not a person of worth...she's unimportant...you don't need to give her a second thought

and she knows that and to some extent behaves accordingly...it hurts me to see that happening

they took her new winter coat....so when she walks out and about (and she walks a lot) she cant stay warm

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the pig sweater is a Quacker Factory sweater that i bought on an impulse and never wore but loved to take out and ooooooooo and ahhhhhhh over it's supreme cuteness

recently i bought a supremely cute pig hat

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i also bought it on a impulse and will never wear it....but it reminded me that if i had the sweater back i could ooooooooooo and aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh over 2 items of supreme cuteness

I WANT THAT SWEATER BACK

my sister says it's never been stolen but when i put her to the test and ask for it who knows what will happen

she's never worn it either even tho she loved it when i gave it to her (as she did every item of new clothing i gifted her with that have all been stolen or given away).....

she say's it's folded neatly in a drawer looking simply adorable and it's safe and sound

i'm hesitant

should i be an Indian Giver and ask for the sweater back??

what if she's been lying to save my hurt feelings and it's been stolen (given away) too

i'll be heart broken....I LOVED THAT PIG SWEATER

if it's gone then i guess i might as well give her the pig hat too so it can get stolen

(or given away to the person she gave the sweater to)

it's a delemma

i have a peaceful heart but.......

~~SIGH~~

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Mindy Ross June 15, 2012 @ 8:53 p.m.

Get the pig sweater back, Nan. That hat would be adorable on a little girl. When my grandfather was in a home in Orange County, even his lotion was stolen. My grandmother was in a facility behind Pomerado Hospital a few years ago. She woke up in the middle of the night to find the caregiver beside the bed. She asked what the girl was doing there, but didn't get a response. The next morning all of Grandma's jewelry (my inheritance) was gone. Eventually, the caretaker was arrested. She was a known drug offender and the supervisor of the home took my 90-year-old grandma to court to testify, but after waiting for hours, she didn't have to. The caregiver plead guilty. She got the jewelry back, but it was a miracle. Moral of the story? Don't give anyone in a home anything you don't want back!

Very cute post, Nan. I like it a lot.

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nan shartel June 15, 2012 @ 10:44 p.m.

thx hunny...i know it's the caregivers...because if it were the other clients my sis would see them wearing the stuff

she may be moving out in the near future then i'll start giving her really nice stuff again

would u believe they even stole her bedding!!!

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nan shartel June 16, 2012 @ 8:38 a.m.

our society in general has become very non-virtuous ...it's elder abuse...but i guess they think the fact my sister is well housed ...fed...and safe more then makes up for it

i think the relatives are expected to just look the other way

i just wish i'd known before i loaded her up with very nice semi expensive stuff...she looked so pretty at first...now all she has is dull plain thrift shop apparel that gives the impression she's not a person of worth...unimportant...don't give her a second thought

and she knows that and to some extent behaves accordingly...it hurts me to see it happening

they took her new winter coat....so when she walks out and about she cant stay warm

i have a peaceful heart but.......

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nan shartel June 16, 2012 @ 11:44 a.m.

i have expanded this piece some...i hope no one minds

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i would love to get my sis a goose down coat like this but it would be gone in a flash!!!

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