Ramblings of a Rambler – Nov. 2023
By Bill Watson, Publisher
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Hi Prime Timers! I just finished shoveling my first snowfall of the year. My driveway faces north so every time it snows I usually need to shovel. Where we live, we received about 5 inches, the perfect amount to get my muscles back in shoveling shape.
I’d like to share something that happened in my travels recently. Last week I was making my routine trip to the post office when I saw a car get hit by a train. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! I was about 100 yards behind the car and couldn’t tell if he was in front of the gate or behind it. I soon found out that he was ahead of it. The train hit the front of his car and flipped it head over heels then barrel-rolled a few times before coming to rest on its side. I was the first car there so I called 911. It got real when the 911 operator asked me if there were any survivors. I made my way over to the car telling the 911 operator, I really don’t want to see something I will remember for the rest of my life. The operator was great, she kept me calm and told me what to do. The car, an SUV, was on its side. The front window was smashed and I couldn’t see anyone. I walked around to the back of the vehicle and the entire back window was blown out. When I looked in, I saw a man sitting on the back floor with his back against the door. He was conscious and alone. Thank God! A few good Samaritans stopped, including a nurse who went in the back window to check his injuries. She was surely an angel. Soon emergency vehicles arrived and took over the scene. They had to use the Jaws of Life to take off the back door. Before leaving the scene, I asked one of the ETMs about the mans condition and they said he was in shock but should be okay. Angels everywhere!
Check out the senior events happening in November. Deb and I really do enjoy seeing and chatting with our readers and the many exhibitors that participate. We will be attending our last event until the Spring, the ACAN Resource Fair on November 9th and would love to see you there!
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