The USS Ranger USN Aircraft carrier. It carried Bi-Planes up to 72 of them. 1941
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Some of you may remember ‘Just Bill’ who blogged from a senior community, and finally went to assisted living before he passed. I enjoyed his entries because I knew I was headed down that same road. His entries were simple but ‘spot on’ for us who read.
The most unique ‘Blogger or Journalist’ was Chuck who came to us via “Dribbles by Chuck..” I have mentioned him often because he was so unique. His blog began “From the senior home, you can translate that ‘Nursing Home’.”
He had been a school teacher. He still had his van but used the ‘scooter’ to get around.
From Assisted living he was always upbeat. Many times as I read him I would think to myself, ‘What a model!” I hope if I live to face the same circumstances, I can have that positive attitude and outlook.
One more positive thing, he had arranged for his daughter to notify his many friends and followers that he was gone. I will never forget. After a few days of Chuck being AWOL a post arrived:
For all of his friends and followers. This is Chuck’s daughter. Chuck wanted me to announce that ‘Chuck has left the building, thanks for all the good times.’
When I read that I thought how that was just like the old boy, planned even for the end.
Many of us are Chuck’s age now but are fortunate to still be in our homes or businesses. I want to stay upbeat, and if I still have a blog, I hope my wife or son jack will put the final staple in this leaflet of my life, so you won’t have to wonder.
But as of now, live is good.