These are old book covers from the late 1800's. My brother brought them over for me the other day. Many of the decorative features are raised.
I can use them as covers for books to bind or in a collage perhaps. They are fairly large.
I have purchased enough books through the year for the local independent bookstore to honor me with a free calendar. I think this is quite lovely to do especially as small bookstores like this are usually on the edge of red.
Mom has really gone downhill in the last two weeks. She can't walk beyond her bedroom/bathroom area. So she is bedroom bound. Mostly she lies in bed sleeping, looking half dead to me. Occasionally she sits up in her chair and reads. If she walks further it becomes hard for her to breathe. She has daily pains in her chest and takes the nitro. I don't know if all this is normal for people with chronic heart issues. Somehow my talk with her doctor was not satisfying to me.
My brother spoke to the doctor via the doctor's secretary about getting Mom oxygen and he said she'd have to go to the hospital for a 6 minute walking test. Is he kidding? I can tell you right now she can't walk for 6 minutes. So the test would just be to satisfy the doctors that a test was done. The trip to the hospital is an hour round trip. Who would put an elderly lady through that??
It is so hard to know what the proper procedure around all this is. I long for the days when doctors came to the home. Is it time to hook Mom up to hospice?? I asked the doctor but in the end wasn't clear on whether he would sign the order or not. So, everything is up in the air and in transition. It is an interesting adventure, for sure.