Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Little Outlet

Since being back I have gotten to visit some shut-ins and a couple of nursing home/assisted living places. I already have one new pen-pal. (I am not good at making time committed visits, but postcards and letters I can do.) In the past, I did not enjoy being around "older" people because I felt so uncomfortable. However, they love to listen and they love hearing about China! It is nice to be able to talk about it.

I have also loved becoming a listener. Last night I visited with Erelene. She has been to all 50 states which was a big accomplishment from coming from a diary farming family in Milton, Tennessee. She was also a teacher and once ran away to New York. A couple of days ago I met Mr. Issac. He was a prankster back in the day. (I think he still might be!) Anyways, he ran around BGA screaming the war was over with some friends. Not only did BGA cancel school, but the city of Franklin organized a little parade. He got into some trouble for that one.

I have enjoyed my time with the older generation. Hope they have enjoyed it too!

1 comment:

  1. Love your new blog look! Glad you're enjoying some of the wisdom & humour our elders definitly have to offer. Still missing you & always love you! Mom