Category: The Cassia Life
Ever had a doctor tell you you were too old to undergo a major surgery that you needed? It happens.
We sat quietly awaiting the start of the service of celebration for the life of a close family friend. The Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel in Edina, Minn., a Minneapolis suburb, was filled to capacity. We’d arrived almost late and were seated toward the back of the large chapel.
One of the enjoyments of the work I do, journalism work, is the necessary reading. Then, from it, chancing upon sentences, phrases, paragraphs, single words, that reach out and grab me. Wow! I think. How true, or how artistic, or how clear. And often there’s a hint of poetry involved. Following are a few examples, some very timely.
Page through any magazine these days read primarily by seniors and you will see several ads for safety alert call devices. I telephoned one advertiser and was told that the LifeAlert network of devices brings in two million calls per year, saving a life from a potential catastrophe every 11 minutes. That’s impressive!
Seniors appear to be a favorite telephone target of scammers out to make a quick buck. They too have a bottom line, call it profit. Remarked one senior who gets lots of scam calls, “They keep calling don’t they? That means they’re making a profit.”
When it comes to grocery shopping, a little experimenting can be misleading. I’ve been comparing two different ways of buying the groceries I need: (1) ordering on-line with home delivery, and (2), visiting the supermarket myself, making my selections, and doing my own delivery.