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    • CommentAuthorWolf
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2019
     
    I believe that with the low traffic levels and the fact that this exists, it's not a bad thing to have one continuous place to talk given that the majority of this place is populated by people who actually are journeying somewhere along the route through alzheimerspouse. I won't be putting up long posts here.

    The Inn was somewhere. Everybody knew that. It was near the woods by the bridge. It was an odd kind of bridge that seemed a little different to everyone who saw it or walked over it. The Inn was obviously put together over time in parts where nobody cared whether this part fit exactly with any other parts. And you know what? Nobody did.
    • CommentAuthorWolf
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2019
     
    That's a nice site Elizabeth. Good picture too.
    • CommentAuthorbhv*
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2019
     
    Wolf.
    I like this idea. The bridge is “... different to everyone who saw it or walked over it”
    I feel like I’m standing at the edge of the bridge, my right foot is raised, just about to take a step, onto the bridge.

    The Santa Ana winds are blowing here. They are said to cause anxiety. No one knows why. I’ve been working outside clearing brush in case of wildfires. But come inside and I feel so horrible. Like something is drastically wrong. I think with me. No one can help. I’m either not answering phone and email or lying. I think I’m going to put my right foot down on that bridge. Any minute now I might find the courage. . .
    • CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2019
     
    Just a guess Bonnie, but part of 'what is drastically wrong' is walking into an empty house. You were so used to working outside then going it to see what he had gotten into. Yes, you are on a new bridge.
    • CommentAuthormyrtle*
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2019
     
    Hi Wolf, Yes, traffic levels are low. Does that mean that there are few survivors, and we are among them, or that the survivors have gone on to new lives elsewhere? I'm not among the first group, although I have made some progress. Like you, I wore a uniform from Land's End for the duration of my Alz service. Having completed my tour of duty, I've started to buy clothing from other merchants.
    • CommentAuthorWolf
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2019
     
    Myrtle, good question. I suspect the answer is both although most people go on to their new lives elsewhere. Happy, sad, or indifferent - no clue. I do have a uniform. It's a t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers not to mention unmentionables. In the winter I wear socks. In the other three seasons I don't. Nobody asks "who dresses you?" because I'm an old guy, and so I get away with everything. I don't even have to shave regularly because the new look for men is four days unshaven.
    • CommentAuthormyrtle*
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2019
     
    Wolf, The only man who looks good unshaven is George Clooney, and even he might be mistaken for a good-looking bum.
    • CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2019 edited
     
    So I will join in talking about old friends. My senior year in high school our foreign exchange student was from Yap. For some reason the popular kids did not go for him so my group did. We had a lot of fun. I took him roller skating one time - he could surf so thought it would be easy! Wrong!!. After I took him home I went to the restaurant where my mom worked the night shift. I asked her why people were staring at us. She said it was because of his skin color. That is how naive I was - never thought about it. Sure his skin was dark (he was from the tropics) and he had curly black hair but so what! I have searching on the internet the last few years finding out what I could about him. He went to college and got into politics eventually becoming the governor of Yap. He currently is the Micronesia diplomat to Fuji. I found him on Facebook although he only had picture of him but I sent a message anyway. He answered back. We have spent the last couple hours chatting. And - he never has learned to roller skate!! We have our 50th class reunion next year and he would love to come.

    Finding him made my day! Oh, he said I don't have to call him his official name - I can call him by his first name. Good - I am not good at formality!
    • CommentAuthormyrtle*
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2019
     
    Charlotte, What a nice story!