Dorothy Boughey is a founding resident at Gracewell of Bookham. She lives in one of the Independent Living Cottages at the care home.
Dorothy wrote a poem for Gracewell of Bookham’s monthly newsletter. This newsletter keeps families and loved ones informed on all that is happening at the home. She wrote the poem with her daughter-in-law, Marilyn, to inspire hope and positivity amongst the challenges we are all facing.
The residents that read the poem said how lovely it was, and they all thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The poem is below:
I’m a lady who likes to knit
My daughter in law, she got the kit
All the colours that I could see
Now what can I do or make for me?
I know, a blanket to keep me warm
Red and black and pink and fawn
All those squares they took some time
But I knew eventually it would all be fine
Sewing up is quite a chore
I’m quite glad there aren’t any more!
Crosswords too I like to do
They always get me in a right old stew
The clues some days are hard
And often catches me off my guard
I miss you all at our keep fit
Now I just have to sit and knit
But the day will come when we’re all together
Rain or shine, whatever the weather
In the Bistro, where we shall meet
A cup of tea and perhaps a sweet
Music, games and fun for all
Even a game of sitting netball
‘Thank you’ staff for all you do
It’s not just one, its all of you
See you soon when this is done
To come over again and have some fun
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