Pam, Rob and Thanksgiving

For those of you who might be wondering, Pam and Rob joined us for Thanksgiving last week.  Those who waste their precious time reading me know that Rob had his left leg amputated last Labor Day and has been undergoing chemotherapy.

I’m glad to report Rob is doing well.  Chemo is now complete and he will be scanned in early December.

He is feeling well, has a good attitude and has become quite mobile.  He can move from his bed to his chair with little difficulty and from his wheelchair to the front seat of Pam’s car.  He is now using the van only for hospital visits.  He accomplishes this by using an old-fashioned walker to stand from the wheelchair and move a short distance to the passenger seat

They have gone to the theater twice as well as the electronics store Best Buy last week.  My nephew Gary and his wife Kelly graciously hosted Thanksgiving this year.  Pam and Rob made it and came to my home for pizza last Saturday.

They stayed at their own home, on their own, from Wednesday evening through Sunday night when Rob returned to his parent’s home as Pam prepared for work Monday.

I am immensely proud of them both for his positive attitude and for the way Pam has grown as a person.

Meanwhile, our families have paid off their home, disposed of one car and reduced expenses to the basics. We want them to think only of being well and returning to a level of normalcy.

Pictures of the players.

Hosts Gary and Kelly

Vic and Tina

Joe and Jackie

Coffee and conversation

Marie and I



About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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9 Responses to Pam, Rob and Thanksgiving

  1. beetleypete says:

    Well done to all of your family for ‘stepping up’ in the best way possible. And to Rob, for his great positive attitude to a life-changing illness. And not least, Pam. She has proved to be not only a wonderful wife, but a great person. (We always knew she was, I know.) You should be proud. I am proud of them from 4,400 miles away, in another country.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Maggie says:

    It takes special people to put the needs of others above their own. What a blessing to be immersed in a family with so much love. Good bless you all, Frank.

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  3. beth says:

    What a beautiful update

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lauren says:

    A lovely Thanksgiving for sure. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jennie says:

    My goodness! I have a lump in my throat. First, from the great news about Rob’s healing and about Pam being a superhero. Secondly, for your wonderful family, coming together in a time of crisis, and supporting Pam and Rob financially and emotionally. I wish every family had the blessings of your family. Really. Best to you, Frank.

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