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Just Biding Time


Often when you are sick, you are just biding time.  It is dull and boring and all you can think about is getting well.  It is also true of older people.  Long along, once when they were not one hundred percent well, they ended up in nursing homes.  It was sad as they either laid in bed or stared out the window.  When I was much younger, I worked as a secretary while attending night college. The company was named as a medical company but they owned a variety of facilities for older people at various levels.  The president of the company took this very seriously as did the vice president I worked for.  He felt everyone should be treated with dignity.  He had free reign from the president so he hired an activities director.  She visited the various facilities and interviewed the residents.  Many of the women had skills in sewing, crafting, knitting, painting and the men had woodworking skills as well as other artistic talents.  The director often held craft shows which gave a little extra money to the residents and the surrounding areas loved to participate. Their facilities was always a go to shop for gifts for the holidays.  Sadly, though, the state decided just biding time was much better.  Life has come a long way since then.  There is now home health care assistance, visits, homes for older people and meals on a daily basis.  In the Good Gus series there was no such thing as just biding your time as everyone had chores,  tasks, shops to run, cattle to feed and more. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now!  “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form.

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