When I got to his shop he came out to greet me and invited me out back in the shade and pulled me up a chair. For some reason he always whispers and even though I have good hearing I could not make out what he was telling me until later.
He is re-married but when he got a divorce his ex-wife got the house which is next to his shop. I knew she was not doing well but since I do not buy the local newspaper, I had no idea she had passed away and was buried the day before. We talked for a long while and after listening to him...I realized that my problems are trivial and superfluous by comparison. Sometimes one needs to listen to what other people are going through to see how fortunate one really is.
When I got home I looked up the online local newspaper edition only to see a birthday and name and no portion of the obituary unless I paid to be able to read it. I do not know why they do that to some obituaries and not to others. We have three funeral homes in Del Rio but only the newer funeral home has a web page where you can read the full obituary and not part of it like the online newspaper version.
Upon reading the obituary section, I learned that I lost not one...but three of my classmates and the mother of another one. Now I know we all have to go sooner or later and I am not exactly a spring chicken anymore but when three classmates die within the span of a week...it makes you wonder just how long you might have left to live.
Had to take mother to the ER yesterday for the second time this week. It is no wonder people would rather drive to San Antonio or San Angelo rather than put up with Val Verde Regional Medical Center incompetent personnel. Why do people have to be dying to be seen by a doctor? Since when have Nurse Practitioner's become the norm? That is all I am going to say about that!
|Some lucky person being flown to a real hospital in San Antonio.|
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.