There are rules governing the Valley View Village assisted living residence.
Some are federally mandated, others come from the staff, and then there are the unwritten laws of the retirement home. One of those tacit guidelines is no saving seats in the dining room, but resident Peg Newell, 99, breaks that rule all the time.
“I go down ahead of him, and I want to sit next to him, so I save a seat,” Peg Newell said of her spouse, Ken Newell. “He’s 101 and, if you ask me, when you get to be 101, you’ve earned the right to have a seat saved for you.”
Calming herself slightly she added: “When I say that, they let me save the seat.”