Tuesday, October 30, 2007

There's a lady...

who lives two bus stops up the line from me. She's quite elderly. Her back is so hunched that she walks facing the pavement, and her feet and ankles are so swollen that she wears bootie-like slippers instead of shoes.

I see her fairly often on my way home from the grocery store. She uses a cane and can barely walk. The bus driver helps her in and out of the bus, but she never sits down because it's too hard for her to stand back up. People ask her if they can help her carry her groceries, and she always says no.

I wonder if she has any family. I suppose she doesn't, because if she did, they wouldn't let her go out alone to get her groceries, right?

I wish she'd let someone help her.

5 comments:

Carol said...

Hi! Elisabeth turns 24 in May... but CLOSE!

Carol

The Lone Beader said...

Maybe you could surprise her someday and deliver a bag of groceries to her house...

Lauren said...

Hey, i am moving to Bern in the spring to go get my masters in the fall.. They say if you are in school you can get a visa to work.. I speak fluent spanish.. what kind of translation work are you doing?

Lauren said...

if you can email me back some advice that would be great. thanks

Princess Cat's Pajamas said...

Hi Lauren,

I can't access your profile, so I can't see your email address...