The Burton Family, Wollar, Australia
Friday, July 6, 2001
Rufus arrived in Wollar today to stay with Inteus Burton and his family. He arrived at 1.30pm. It is very rainy here and Rufus sat in front of the fire and watched a movie. He also played computer games with Inteus. Because of the cold Rufus has a new jumper. It is the start of the school holidays so it will probably be a quiet week.
Saturday, July 7, 2001
Another rainy day. Rufus and I went out skateboarding with my friend Aristotle. We played with our tech decks. We toasted marshmallows over the open fire in the night time. We have some visitors from Queensland and Rufus has been teaching them about diabetes.
Sunday, July 8, 2001
Today Rufus had some drum lessons. He was taught by Inteus's brother Josiah (14) and our friend Joanne. After lunch we went for a walk to show Rufus our village. We visited the Church of England and walked through the old cemetery. There were a lot of children's graves in the 1800's. Rufus said "we are lucky to have insulin for our diabetes." When we got home Rufus showed us how to breakdance. After tea Rufus was pale and quiet-he was hypo, but Inteus was 20! You just can't tell sometimes with D what will happen.
Monday, July 9, 2001
Today we took Rufus ten pin bowling. Everyone was interested to hear Inteus and Rufus's story. After that we visited the nursing home where I work and talked with the nurses and visitors. The old ladies loved Rufus too.
Tuesday, July 10, 2001
Today Rufus and Inteus went to the Mudgee skate park. They were very active so they had less insulin and ate sultanas while they skated. Rufus was excited to see a kangaroo on the drive to town. He couldn't believe that Inteus sees kangaroos every day on the bus trip to school. Inteus explained that part of the trip was through a National Park. It is 50 kms to town from our house. In the evening we went to the movies to see The Mummy Returns. Rufus got scared and hid in a back pack.
Rufus and Ruby, the bears with diabetes, is the creation of Carol Cramer, who owns the copyright to Rufus and Ruby. The graphics of Rufus are from Rufus Come Home, written by Kim Gosselin and illustrated by Terry Ravenelli, and are used by permission of the author.
Last Updated: Friday December 20, 2002 09:33:04
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