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No Nursing Home For Me


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First, I give credit to one of my email friends, VI, you all know as Mema. I chopped up her interesting email with music to create my own reason I will not go to a nursing home. More over, you guys have read where I've said to my wife, "Let me die at home." So, this email just hit the nail square on the head. I will live by this!

 

No Nursing Home For Me, I will die at sea!

 

 

Years ago, now I remember, my wife and I were on a cruise aboard a Princess cruise liner. At dinner we noticed an elderly lady sitting alone by the rail of the grand stairway in the main dinning room. I also noticed that all the staff, ships officers, waiters, busboys, etc., all seemed very familiar with this lady. I asked our waiter who the lady was, expecting to be told that she owned the cruise line, But he said he only knew that she had been on board for the last four cruises, back to back.

 

Being on a cruise is cheaper than a nursing home. The average cost for a nursing home is $200 per day.

 

I can get a reservation at Princess for a long term and senior discount price of $135 per day. That leaves me $65 a day for gratuities which will only be $10 a day. As many as 10 meals a day if I can waddle to the restaurant, or I can have room service (which means I can have breakfast in bed every day of the week) how sweet is that?

 

Princess has as many as 3 swimming pools, work out room, free washers and dryers, and shows every night. Free toothpaste and razors, and free soap and shampoo, nothing to buy!

 

They treat you like a customer, not a patient. An extra $5 in tips will have the entire staff scrambling to help you. I get to meet new people every 7 or 14 days. TV broken? Light bulb needs changing? Need to have the mattress replaced? No problem! They will fix everything and apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Clean sheets and towels daily and you don't have to ask for them. If you fall and break a hip in the nursing home you are on Medicare; same fall on the Princess they will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.

 

Now, hold on for the best! Want to see South America, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, or name where you want to go, Princess will have a ship ready to go. So don't look for me in a nursing home, I'm old and retired. Just call shore to ship to get in touch with me. :pokerface: Now that's luxury at old age for sure.

 

PS. If you die they just toss your body over board just before dawn. :peace:

 

I always wanted to live luxuriously but didn't think I could afford it. Now I will! :pepper: :scooter:

 

 

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Fred,

yes, I have thought of this. I have even heard of people who live that way. it is cheaper than lots of other places.

Yes, A cruise is where I would like to life in old age.

Ruth

 

WE need a stroke cruise.

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FRED HI YOU TAKE THE CAKE!! IM GOING ON A CRUISE THE END OF JAN AND I ALWAYS TEASE MY HUBBY THAT HELL THROW ME AND MY WALKER OVERBOARD IF I DON T BEHAVE!!!LOL OH WELL BON VOYAGE PATTY

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