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Friday, June 22, 2018

The Touch - Part Twelve

Friday, February 6th, 1976 They were awakened by the small radio alarm between their beds, and they both showered, dressed, and went out to start the rig up, allowing it to warm. They did the usual morning check of the lights, the oil levels, supplies, and tire pressures. Everything was recorded as... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Touch - Part Eleven

February 5th, 1976 It was windy and freezing Thursday that began their two-day shift. The temperature outside was only about five above about 3 PM, and a light snow was falling. The wind was making the snow appear to fall sideways, and for the first time in a while, no one showed up for the talk... Sign in to see full entry.

The Touch - Part Ten

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 again, they came. Each time they explained that they were merely a caring shoulder, an open ear, and not healers. They came because others had told... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Touch - Part Nine

September, 1975 The story the reporter had threatened Todd with came out the Tuesday after Labor Day. Todd hadn't seen it when it came out until someone called him at home, preparing to 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 he... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Touch - Part Eight

August 1975 The summer had sped along far too fast for Todd. He was either working or teaching first aid and CPR classes, and on occasions, he did both. He had a girl he wanted to go out with, but it just seemed they could never coordinate their schedules and then there was the 'miracle' thing.... Sign in to see full entry.

The Touch - Part Seven

Early May, 1975 It was an unusual Sunday morning at the ambulance base. The crews worked 24 and 48-hour shifts and on every morning except Sunday, and they had to be up, showered and dressed in uniform by 8 AM unless they had an unusually busy night. Most crews at all of the service's bases took... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Touch - Part Six

November 1974 There were times Todd wanted to kick himself for the sudden career plan change, and this was one of those days. He had been accepted into a local university's medical doctor program and suddenly decided to become a paramedic, primarily based on the television shows he had watched. When... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Touch - Part Five

October 1972 It made Todd happy that college life made him feel so adult-like. Unlike high school, he was responsible for getting to class, paying for his classes, and actually attending classes. Life was coming on strong, and he felt up to the challenge. He told a friend that he doubted there was... Sign in to see full entry.

The Touch - Part Four

It was four days later before Todd said anything to anyone about the train incident. He had made the rounds to show all of his friends and family his new car, and without consciously realizing it, he found himself in the driveway of his Aunt Phyllis. He was confused and was looking for guidance. She... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Touch - Part Three

May - 1972 Todd was excited. He had just turned nineteen and during their family get together, his Dad had given him a small gift box that jingled. He hurriedly slid the ribbon and paper off the box and opened it. In the top half of the box, there was a note with the words, 'Read Me First!' He did.... Sign in to see full entry.

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