Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cold and watch for your neighbors

With all this snow pack we have -1*F right now. We have an elderly couple that lives behind us and they have had major health issues. He is 83 years young and she is 82. This last Tuesday she fell and broke her hip and is in the hospital. He is on dialysis three times a week. I opened the curtains to find him outside his house and the screen door wouldn't open. He tried and tried and of course no cellphone. They have a daughter that lives in the next town, but she has MS. She can't help with her parents other than to call someone else. My husband of course isn't really well, but we got the car out and drove around to their drive and he pryed the door open. The screen door handle was broke. The gentleman was so appreciative of getting back into his house he didn't care if he had a handle or not. If this man hadn't had someone watching he could have fallen and froze to death. Please watch for your elderly neighbors in all the cold and icy conditions. Someday it may be us out there and needing help. Chris

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