A long forgotten incident from some
twenty-five years ago that gave us a
huge laugh recently arose from the old
memory bank when
I purchased a cane.
A "kid" of sixty at the time, I now
find myself identifying with the
unknown principal character in that
scene from long ago.
The largest and grandest house in our old
neighborhood had been converted into a
Driving by, I noticed an elderly
gentleman standing on the streetside curb.
Clad only in his hospital gown, he
wore a deep frown and
clutched at his walker with one hand, waving
the other (thumb extended) he hoped to
hitch a ride with a
Looking back, I no longer see humor
in the situation ... do sympathize
with freedom-seeking free spirits, wish them
well on their journey!
- Bob Markey, Bellingham