Monday, January 22, 2018
If You Can Still Walk, WALK
Okay I will try again. When my deceased husband was 45 years old he had a bad stroke. It was a bad year for us but he was determined. After much therapy he began to improve so we started walking at night when he got home from work and we were finished with supper. We walked the same route every night rain or shine, winter or summer. It took us exactly 45 minutes for the big circle we made, mostly on sidewalks beside busy streets. Sometime it was so cold someone would stop and offer us a ride as they thought we were walking because we had to. We would explain why we were walking, thank them and continue on. As the first winter became colder we each bought the type of hats that cover even our face with just an opening for the eyes and mouth. Sure helped until we decided to stop at the corner store to buy a loaf of bread. As we started to step into the store we looked at each other and began to laugh as we looked as if we were there to commit a robbery. Off came the hats and stuffed them into our coat pockets. We enjoyed it and hardly ever missed a night. The area was safer then, not sure I would want to walk it now in the daytime let alone at night. we were able to discuss all the world's problems. our problems, make plans, talk about our day and repeat jokes. It isn't the same walking now but I should WALK, do you?