Stanstead Col­lege Boys Re­turn to Visit Hazel

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Hazel,pre­vi­ously known for her evic­tion from Stanstead’s White House res­i­dence, has re­cently been re­united with her ‘boys’ from Stanstead Col­lege in a fol­low-up visit this past week. Joanne Ross, Ad­mis­sions Of­fi­cer at the Col­lege, ac­com­pa­nied the young men to San­born Se­niors Res­i­dence in Ayer’s Cliff last Thurs­day, June 9th. Stu­dents Max Daniel and An­thony Pasquale, de­spite hav­ing ex­ams the fol­low­ing day, took the time to travel to Ayer’s Cliff and spend a good por­tion of the af­ter­noon with the el­derly Hazel. The visit was sched­uled ahead of time and Hazel was qui­etly doz­ing in her room when her guests ar­rived.

Hazel’s face lit up when she woke to find vis­i­tors at her bed­side. A lit­tle con­fused at first, recog­ni­tion slowly dawned on her face and she af­fec­tion­ately hugged the boys. As was the case in the past, Hazel’s lack of hear­ing posed a com­mu­ni­ca­tion prob­lem at first, but her vis­i­tors used a dry erase board to com­mu­ni­cate with her. She was ea­ger to chat and claimed she was

thrilled to re­al­ize she had not been for­got­ten.

Upon de­par­ture we ap­proached the staff and asked whether Hazel was go­ing to get a new hear­ing aid. We were then in­formed that she had been given a new hear­ing aid, but had pro­ceeded to lose her sec­ond one, as she had the first. The res­i­dence em­ployee re­as­sured us that they were mak­ing ar­range­ments to have yet an­other de­vice pro­vided to her.

Ms. Ross had been very ea­ger to ar­range a fol­low-up visit be­tween the stu­dents and Hazel. Upon de­part­ing the res­i­dence, she com­mented on what a lovely lady Hazel was and how she sin­cerely hoped the visit had cheered her. Judg­ing from the hug­ging and smiles at the visit, there is no ques­tion that Hazel was thrilled by her af­ter­noon guests. The Des­bi­ens fam­ily would like to ex­press their sin­cere thanks to fam­ily and friends for their cards, do­na­tions, vis­its at the fu­neral home and sup­port at the time of the death of our fa­ther Your kind­ness was greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. Also thank you to Janie and Les­lie of Cass Fu­neral Home for their warm and friendly wel­come. Please con­sider this a per­sonal «Thank you». Holy Spirit, you who makes ev­ery­thing clear to me, who en­light­ens all paths, lead­ing to my ideal, who gives me the divine gifts of for­give­ness, for­get­ting the wrongs done by me and who is with me ev­ery mo­ment of my life. I want at this mo­ment, to thank you for ev­ery­thing and so, strengthen once more my wish of never be­ing sep­a­rated from you, be­cause of, or in spite of ma­te­rial il­lu­sions. Thank you for your mercy to­wards me and those dear to me. (This prayer should be said dur­ing three con­sec­u­tive days. The grace re­quested will be ob­tained fol­low­ing the three days of prayer. Have the prayer pub­lished with­out divulging the re­quest and sim­ply add your ini­tials)

M.R.L.

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Hazel of San­born Se­niors Res­i­dence wel­comes Stanstead Col­lege boys at sur­prise visit.

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