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Lil’s 103rd Birthday Party

Jared Polin October 31, 2013 Comments Off

We just celebrated Lil’s 103rd birthday and 104th year on this earth. Wow, just think about that, think about the changes in the last 103 years?

Being born in 1910 means that maned flight was in its infancy. The automobile was something you only dreamed of owning and world wars had not happened yet.

That just scratches the surface of what history she has lived to see. The one thing that really resonates is that during the stock market crash of 29 she was old enough to be thrust into the workforce. Sure I know they started much younger than 19 back then. Just think how hard it must have been to be that age and have to live through something like that.

Lil doesn’t have a lot of family left other than my brother, dad, sister-in-law and a few nephews. But we do our best to get there each week to sit and talk with her.

She is doing very well, she has been taken off most of the medications she was on which really has proven be a great thing. She is back to eating her food opposed to pushing it away and she is a lot more talkative.

When you talk to some people about how old she is they say things like you must have great genes. The problem with that is she outlived her daughter by over 40 years at this point. It’s hard to tell people that but of course it comes to mind whenever someone says that.

But Lil wanted me to pass along her wishes for you. She just wants everyone to be happy and healthy and look out for each other.
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UPDATE on LIL: She is almost 103 now

Jared Polin August 17, 2013 Comments Off

It has been over a year now since Lil has been in a nursing home. For a little while she seemed a little out of it but that may have been because of the medications they had her on.

At this point she has pretty much been taken off of most medications and is doing so much better for it. She went thru a period where she did not want to eat food at all and now shes back to housing her meals.

The reason I made this video when I went for a visit was because she was with it and on the ball.

Enjoy and call someone you love today.

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The Fro and His Grandma Lil – Happy 102nd Birthday

Jared Polin October 30, 2012 Comments Off

October 30th 1910 Lil was born. On October 30th 2012 we celebrated her 102nd birthday at her senior home. My dad, brother and sister in law braved the remnants of Hurricane Sandy to bring Lil her Birthday Cake.

Sit back and enjoy this 12 minutes of video from Lils 102nd Birthday gathering.

There is a 10 second gap that I created by accident so don’t be alarmed when it shows up.

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The Fro and His Grandma Lil #92 – Watching Trees Grow

Jared Polin April 5, 2012 Comments Off

Lil for some reason kept mentioning this tree we have in the family room. She kept asking if it got bigger or something along those lines. The tree has not really grown that much but I guess that is what happens after you don’t see it for a month or two.

The monkey that Lil is referring to in this video is our cat Mr. Miowgi she always loved calling him a “little monkey”. Sit back and enjoy this 92nd appearance of Lil in a video.

For more LIL videos check out this playlist.

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The Fro and His Grandma Lil #91 – Coughing

Jared Polin March 28, 2012 Comments Off

Lil was over for a family dinner recently so we got to chatting on video again. It’s amazing how much she lights up when its time to make a video or two.

This time she got to coughing pretty strong so I had to go get her a cup of water. She is starting to feel better though. They say its like when a kid goes to daycare for the first time they pick up different sicknesses. With Lil she really has not been exposed to that many people for over 20 years.

For more LIL check out these videos.

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The Fro and His Grandma Lil #90 – Changing the world

Jared Polin March 22, 2012 Comments Off

We brought Lil home for a family dinner the other night so I thought it would be a good time to catch up on making some videos.

She has been fighting off a cold since moving to the new place but it seems like she is starting to beat it.

Screen shot 2012 03 22 at 1.06.12 AM 300x204 The Fro and His Grandma Lil #90   Changing the worldLil is back!!!!

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The Fro and His Grandma Lil #89 – Old Clothes

Jared Polin February 9, 2012 Comments Off

I stopped in to sit with Lil and see how things are going at her new place. She seems to be fitting in very well and I can tell you she is eating like no tomorrow.

Everything there seems to revolve around eating!!!!

Please leave your words of encouragement!!!!

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The Fro and His Grandma Lil #88 – Doing Shots

Jared Polin February 2, 2012 Comments Off

I try to go see Lil each weekend to sit, talk and hear what is new and exciting. This week I took in a bottle of Jamison to see what Lil’s reaction would be if I asked her if she would like to do shots. You will have to check out the video below to hear her reaction and see how many shots she did.


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The Fro and His Grandma Lil #87 – Lil’s New Place

Jared Polin January 26, 2012 Comments Off

First things first, Lil is fine and doing extremely well!!!! Over the past few months my family and I have been looking for a senior living facility for Lil. Lil is in great shape for 101 but she also needs care that we are not fully able to provide.

Of course this is not the easiest thing to do but it is the best thing for Lil. There are people around 24-7 not just to help but to also talk with. There are so many activities for the residents to do that it keeps the mind moving and grooving.


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The Fro and His Grandma Lil #86 – Shake Weight

Jared Polin January 12, 2012 Comments Off

I had to do it, I had to bring home the Shake Weight as a gift for LIL for Chanukah. It is really funny how she says how much she thinks it weights even after I tell her its only 2.5 pounds.

I want to thank Bill and Casey for hooking me up with the Shake Weight.

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