Tuesday, February 27, 2018

At the retirement home

I sat in the lobby of the retirement home. Three women sat near me. One looked at me and exclaimed, "a new one!" Another said, "she's not as old as we are."

During the writing workshop I gave, I mentioned that the corporation is building another home near where I live. "Tell them to have ONE window that can be opened. There are NONE here." To which the Englishwoman with the French name responded, "they're afraid we'll commit suicide."

Another woman wrote "I remember my first job in Chicago." When I asked her what that job was, she said she didn't remember.

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