Big V's Ramblings

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Touch - Part Thirty Five

November 1975 Well over two months after the people began to come to the base, the people still came. Not in the numbers they had initially came but still, they came. Each time they explained that they were simply a caring shoulder, an open ear, and not healers. They came because others had told... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Touch - Part Thirty Four

As the days and weeks went on, the people kept appearing at the ambulance base's door. A normal day now brought at least five to eight people a day, looking to talk, to be reassured, and most of all, to be touched. Everyone received the same speech reminding them that neither Steve nor Todd were... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Touch - Part Thirty Three

Todd turned to them and asked about her illness. He pulled up a chair next to her and held her hand. She loosed a small gasp. Her husband took her other hand and squeezed it. He began to tell him how over the course of the last ten months his wife had weakened, only a bit for the first few months... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Touch - Part Thirty Two

He stood on the cement parking slab so he could be seen and heard by the group. "First, you need to know that I am not a divine healer. I can promise you nothing but friendship and a listening ear. I don't know where the paper got the stuff they printed but I'm no healer but I'll be your friend." He... Sign in to see full entry.

The Touch - Part Thirty One

When Todd reported for work at the base the next morning, there were four different cars in the front parking lot that he didn't recognize. He skirted around to the back entrance and said hello to the off going crew. Randy, a fairly new medic, poked him in the ribs and kind of sing-song told him,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Touch - Part Thirty

September, 1975 The story the reporter had threatened Todd over came out the Tuesday after Labor Day. Todd hadn't seen it when it came out until someone called him at home, preparing to go teach a CPR class. He was already late so the best he could do just then was to pick up a copy of the paper as... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

An Unintentional Break

I think somewhere along the way I've mentioned I needed to have some surgery done on my heart. Well, an incident early Friday set off a chain of events that find me scheduled for the first of three cardiac surgeries at 10AM Monday, September 14th. I am not frightened or worried about this but... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Touch - Part Twenty Nine

He carefully placed the arm under the sheet covering the young man, positioning it so that it looked as natural as possible. As he stood up, he saw the county sheriff's department car pull up to the scene. The flashing lights of the car did little to stem the pushing and shoving to see what could be... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Touch - Part Twenty Eight

About the time they had settled back down to talk about the reporter, their alerting system went off and they were out the door and leaving the garage in less than a minute. The dispatcher was telling them that they were headed to a car motorcycle accident about five miles up the road with probable... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Touch - Part Twenty Seven

Todd looked at Steve before answering her. Steve was actively shaking his head 'no!' and Todd agreed. "I'm sorry Ms. Stamford, the county doesn't allow us to talk about our field experiences with the press or even our families. I'm afraid I can't help you." There was that same smile again. He could... Sign in to see full entry.

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