Many of you know that we choose and built this bus in 2017 (thread: "Not a skoolie") for my 95 year old dementing Mom who needed a wheel chair to get around. Traveling was a large pleasure in her life. We choose the name Dory because the bus was blue and Dory the fish in " finding Nemo" has memory loss. My Mom cut the letters for Dory out of paper.
My Mom lived close to 1-1/2 year with us here in the USA. We made several trips with her in Dory to North Carolina and the outer Banks.
One of the trips made it in a local newspaper
Unfortunately she had to leave our house back to the Netherlands forced by the uncertainties of the immigration complications in July 2018. Bus work continued after she left. (thread: Dory transit a new start) Starting 4 Jan 2019 we decided to take her bus on the above trip across the USA.
I visited her last November for 10 days in the nursing home in Hengelo, The Netherlands. Everyday she told me what a good time she had with us in the USA and that she hoped she could come back and live with us.
In the winter of 2018 we started sipping on a bottle of Cognac just before bedtime.
Four days ago I was able to talk with her. The conversation was short, as she was tired, but she said she was in a lot of pain but would like to be with us.
The last couple of days I have been drinking a sip of her bottle of Hennessy Black before going to bed.
Yesterday I had to work on a clogged sewer in on of our rentals. At home I took a sip of her Cognac to shake of the sewer disgust and noticed that the bottle was almost empty.
This morning I received the phone call that she passed away..
I am happy that our kids were able to have spend some time with her grandma