For the record….

Below, read the positive review(s) I wrote (May 29, 2015, June 3, 2015, & June 5, 2015) regarding Escapees CARE Center, Livingston, Texas. Those were my heartfelt sentiments. Across the top of CARE Facebook page, that’s my picture displaying the Center, and the Thrift ‘n Gift Shop (a shop that received many donations as I was “downsizing.”)

Lorraine Frantz Edwards reviewed Escapees CARE, Inc. — 5 star

May 29, 2015 · 

 October, November and December 2013, I was a volunteer at CARE. I recognized that this community is, indeed, “caring” and I chose to make it “my forever home.” As a resident, I have my own comfortable trailer “home” on a great RV site. I have the freedom to nurture a garden, enjoy the birds, **AND** appreciate all the features CARE offers. Life is good!!
Lorraine Frantz Edwards
Lorraine Frantz Edwards “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
― Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Lorraine Frantz Edwards

Lorraine Frantz Edwards Read my blog message Variety is the spice of life to see the progression as I personalized CARE site #9 and made it “Home Sweet Home.”…/variety-is-the…/

CARE residents have a wide variety of activities. Furthermore, a wide variety of weather conditions. As I type this (at three…

November 5 at 4:39pm · 

Lorraine Frantz Edwards
Lorraine Frantz Edwards “Steve,” SINCERE THANKS for your sympathy during this very stressful time in my life. It was my intention to make Escapees CARE, Inc. “my forever home.” ~~ Posted on a bulletin board in the hall of CARE Center, “Escapees CARE Inc., Rights of the Elderly.” Point #7 says “An elderly individual is encouraged and assisted in the exercise of an individual’s rights. An individual may voice grievances or recommend changes in policy or service without restraint, interference, coercion, discrimination, or reprisal.” ~~ Posted… but ignored.

Stephanie Maunder
Today [Nov. 28, 2017] at 8:37am
Marge – I feel that Lorraine should have been handled differently from the day she moved into CARE. CARE needs to have an employee who has the experience in geriatric personalities. There is a measure of experience needed that the director does not have. The residents at CARE have a person who can handle the management of CARE but they also need a person who has the experience to handle the problems of the elderly. –  Steve Maunder

A sign from Heaven ?!


If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know I LOVE BLUEBIRDS. For several years, I’ve fed them, I’ve housed them; via a camera installed in a Bluebird house, I’ve watched eggs hatch, and babies grow. (All documented in blog messages.)

Due to our extreme Summer temperatures, the Bluebirds presumably flew North. This morning, I was so thrilled to see a beautiful male sitting on the post. Such a welcome sight!! I rushed out to my storage building for the feeder and mealworms. I’m waiting to see him/them on the feeder.

I dashed outdoors to get the feeder, and mealworms, despite the temperature. Last night was our coldest since last January. My furnace was not functioning!! I was cold under a mountain of blankets!! Then, gratefully, I remembered the “heat strip” installed (fifteen months ago) in the new air-conditioner. Pressed into service for the first time, the heat strip operated, and warmed my trailer home.