Rachel wasn’t useless yet, unless you spoke to her kids.
“Don’t let the old man in”
Every idea comes from somewhere. The notion to write about the elderly sprang from a few, fairly recent, providential visits to The Palms of Fort Myers, a senior living retirement community in Southwest Florida.
During a few short stays there with Marcia’s mother, Esther—The Palms put us up each time in a comfortable guest room—Marcia and I shared meals with the residents in their dining hall, eavesdropped on their bingo matches, looked-in on their heartwarming and often humorous striving at group exercise, seminars, arts and crafts, movies, card games, live entertainment…[Read more…]