First Person

Bridges

Snapshot “I’m not an activities person,” she says. “I like my own company.” But she reluctantly accepts me. As a volunteer I join her once a week for conversation in “The Home”. “Hello, my dear. Sit down.” Despite the educated voice, the salon-perfect hair, the tasteful attire, she is not aloof. Nor is she precious. She is down to earth. Voicing opinions, she searches for the right word, the right phrase, as writers do. Silence ensues as she tries to remember what she wants. In earlier days she’d write letters to newspapers in perfect English giving her view on controversial…

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