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Deaths

I find out earlier today, an acquaintance had died in his sleep, this morning, here in the facility. Bill was a very nice guy, though I didn't know him very well, but he always asked what I was doing at the computer. He did have an e-mail account and always said he sends one off to his son. Exactly 2 weeks ago, another acquaintance died from lupus. She was 3 years younger than myself! I have to realize that death is more "prone" to occur in this environment than say, the general population. It's nonetheless sad--to say "hello" to someone one day, & then, to find that very same person died during the night certainly jolts one's equilibrium [thank heavens for spell-check!]. I'm hoping & praying no one passes away. . .at least for a while.

Wow I' m amazed. . .

On All About My Relationship with the Lord Jesus, and Life in General

what happens when I open this somewhat big mouth of mine! Last Tuesday, I had undergone a sleep study, where I'm monitored while sleeping. Initially, I get 'hooked up' to an EKG, EEG & other initialed tests with wires being attached to my head (my brown hair being a mild nuisance). As this was occurring I had the room's TV set on, I switched the station to our local PBS station (soooo love PBS!!!) where "American Masters" was about to begin. Very cool, I wondered to myself, who'll be featured. An author, by the name of J. D. Salinger--sadly, I never heard of him [I know, I know, I aiming to be a writer, yet, I don't of Salinger?? Shame on me!! Well. . .]. The technician who was attending these wires, stated that Salinger was a favorite of hers. It was mentioned on the program that Salinger wrote "The Catcher in the Rye". I did hear of the book, but never read it[how DID I graduate from high school without knowing the American literary classics, is truly unknown to me!!!]. I made a note to buy and read this book, and I stated this to the techie. We both watched the program until she was finished 'wiring me up'. The next morning, I left the facility, not thinking too much, but getting home.

Yesterday, I received an unexpected package. I recognized the address as being the sleep lab, but nothing more. So, opened the package, torn onto the lovely blue tissue paper, covered comical cartoon owl stickers, and found a 'library' of Salinger's works!!! The techie gal sent them!!! Just today, sent off a 'thank-you'card to her.

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