Thursday, February 12, 2009
Close to Nowhere
If there were actually a person named “South Reporter,” hopefully, they would not respond to this.
Wyatt Emmerich had a column a couple weeks ago about an email scam he played along with. I am constantly amazed at the ways some people can come up with to steal from other people.
I think my “favorite” scam email right now is the one I get from a Pvt. Patrick something-or-other. He’s stationed in Iraq and has found this fabulous amount of money, treasure, something, that he needs to get to the U.S. quickly and secretly. He desperately needs “South” to help him. All he wants is South’s bank account information.
Fortunately South is smarter than that!
• Update on Keisha. For those who have asked how Keisha’s fingers are: “I’m doing fine!” (Close to Nowhere, The South Reporter issue of October 2, 2008.)
Keisha is the young lady I met on the side of Hwy. 310 -- she had been changing her tire and the car fell off the jack and her left hand was smashed between the tire, a tire iron and the gravel on the shoulder of the road.
She had been trapped probably 10 minutes or so, when I came along -- when we got the car off her hand, her fingers were “cartoon” flat.
I talked to her the other day and she said that she’s still numb in one finger and has some nerve damage. She occasionally wears a brace to improve circulation in that finger.
She had broken some bones in her wrist trying to twist her hand out from under the tire and wore a brace for a while on her wrist. The braces on her wrist and fingers came off just before Thanksgiving. She’s very grateful that she can still hold and grip with that hand.
“I’ll never, never, never, ever, ever ever change a tire on the side of the road again!” she said.
• My sister Jackie in Missouri has power and is home again. After heart surgery and being in a rehab place for a while, she sounds very, very happy to be back home!
The ice storm in Kentucky and Missouri has many of us talking about 1994. My oldest granddaughter Meredith, cousin Emily and friend Grace were all in my sewing room Saturday night watching scary movies and listening to stories.
For some weird reason they love to hear stories about “the old days.” And I’ve turned into my father -- I can sit and tell stories about “the old days” for hours.
But -- we were talking about “Aunt Jackie” (she’s one of their all-time favorite relatives!) and they were all relieved she was back home again (even Emily and Grace think of her as “Aunt Jackie”).
Me? I’m worrying about Paducah! I have the D-Day feature on my phone set for April 22 -- 71 days and counting!
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