The other day, I was preparing to walk into the nursing home where Mom lives...and it was raining. Hard.
A lady parkeed next to me, and went to her trunk, unloading medical mechanical equipment, and put it on a cart to take inside. I pushed my umbrella outside the car and opened it. After grabbing my purse, I got out, and walked around the car to head for the door. The lady pushing the equipment came around her car at that same moment. I said to her: "Would you like to share my umbrella?" Her answer was, "Thank you, Ma'am, that is so nice of you." And we walked to the door together, huddled under my umbrella. She thanked me again as we parted ways...and it was a fun experience for me - a practical one for her.
The nursing home is breaking in a new receptionist...who has apparently decided that not only am I female, but my name is Connie. It's not, well, not even close. But I answer to just about anything! So I guess if I ever decide to take a different female name at some point, it might as well be Connie. I kind of like that name!
From the archives:
This is a view of the rails of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor receding into the distance, from the rear lounge of a private railcar I was privileged to ride, back in 2001. (Hard to believe that was 16 years ago!) Memory serving me correctly, this was just outside Wilmington, DE. But someone familiar with the skyline might be able to refresh my memory!
There was a bit of bumpiness...thus some blurring occurred. I was glad I wasn't having to serve dinner on board! But we were moving along at a pretty good clip. Below shows the car's speedometer, pegged at its limit of a little over 100 mph! From experience, parts of the Corridor have much higher speed limits than that. (And the car was old enough that 100 mph was faster than most trains ever went, back in the day!)
It was a fun ride!