On Knowing What's What and Who's Who

When you're 91, I reckon you've earned the right to do things just because you feel like it.

You'll not find me bleeding in the street from a cycle wreck. I'd prefer to die from an overdose of too much.......turkey and dressing. (Since Thanksgiving is almost upon us.)

Posted by Jimmy J. at November 14, 2014 7:57 PM

To a man who has lived most of his life helping others, we are here for you. Never say never and keep on movin on.

Posted by MA at November 15, 2014 9:53 AM

Saw this referenced on FB. This man is well known in St. Cloud, MN. He is a retired firefighter of nearly 30 yrs. His biker handle is "Smokey". Truly an amazing guy. All MN bikers wish him a full and speedy recovery. My bet is that Smokey will ride again!

Posted by Patriot Biker at November 16, 2014 6:31 AM

True story.

My mother had a serious episode several years ago, it was the first warning we had that she was heading downhill mentally.
Suffering from confusion and memory loss she was hospitalized and after they got her blood chemistry stabilized she started to get better. But she was still confused and foggy when my sisters and me came to visit. We were watching when the doctor began to check her out.

Doctor. "Elaine do you know where you are?"
Mom. "I think I'm in the hospital."
Doctor. "Do you know who that is (pointing to me)?"
Mom. "I think that's my son."
Doctor. "Do you know what year this is?"
Mom. "I'm not sure."
Doctor. "Do you know who the President is?"
Mom. "I'm not sure."
Doctor. "That's OK dear, it's President Obama."
Mom. "(Greatly agitated) OH NO!"

That's when we knew she was still in there.

Posted by John the River at November 16, 2014 12:46 PM