Every morning, if it is a good one,  one of my neighbors, Rudy, is busily resetting tables in our Dining Room. It may be for just an inch or two, but it’s important to clear the area around our breakfast counter for Rudy, even if there is room to begin with. Rudy is very ill, yet he manages to drive his truck and have a friendly response to everyone who speaks to him.  He was in the hospital for a few days recently and it concerned me. Now he is back.  I have watched him as his son visits and it is apparent that he is very proud of him.  Eyes light up and hearts are lifted every time a family member or friend visits here at Colonial Village.  Many of my neighbors have no one to visit.  If I weren’t taken for an intruder, I would like to visit, just for a chat.  It’s funny that we don’t feel comfortable doing that anymore.  Social impact is not always a good thing, donchaknow. It is my suggestion that anyone who has friend or family in a senior facility, make their eyes light up with a simple visit.  I believe GOD smiles just as broadly. I stopped by the table and thanked Rudy’s son for his visit.  That’s the least I can do.  That’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates.      AMEN

One thought on “Rudy

  1. Jim, you make a very good, since at this time you are the only one I know in Senior Living, this is just a note to say ‘Hi, how are you today?’ I do keep up with you on Facebook and enjoy your blog. Keep up the great and interesting writing. Bye for now.


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