But here is how Mrs. W learned about the spirit of the place. "One night I came back late from the hospital. It had been a stressful day. I was tired and hungry. I had missed the dinner Tun Tavern Grub Club had made but I knew to look in the fridge for leftovers. I pulled out a foil pan of food but it bent and spilled all over the floor. I was so embarrased and upset with myself. I got down to start cleaning it up and another woman staying in the House came in. She got down on her hands and knees with me and helped me clean up this big mess. It almost brought me to tears.We got most of the mess cleaned up and then she said, 'I've been here before; I know where they keep the mop.' and she jumped up to get it. She finished mopping and then said, 'Now. Let's have a cup of tea!' She was so kind and helpful. The openess of guests, sharing their stories and seeing how brave and positive they are...it really gave me perspective on my own situation. Talking to other guests was a blessing in itself".
Mrs.W also appreciated the opportunities she had to take care of herself. "This was one of the most favorable experiences I've had since becoming a caregiver to my spouse. I even had a massage! (Thanks, Charles!) Thank you, from my heart. After a week of stress I'm feeling much better and rested".