Life as an adopted child can be difficult and challenging as my sister, brother and I experienced at a young age. Our biological parents were tragically separated from us and in their deaths we were introduced to the Wilsey family. Who took all three of us in after our tribal court awarded them legal custody.
Today I am blessed with my own son and several children I help raise, who are grandchildren to my girlfriend.
Today the children offered to help me water the gardens and it brought back memories of my mother who raised me. On this day of remembering it reminds me of why I enjoy some of the activites I participate in today.
If not for my Ma Wilsey, I probably would not have this desire to gardening and even painting. As challenging as it must have been for her to bring us into the home, she was continually providing an excellent example of how to take care of the family home. This included everything from cleaning to making gardens and weeding the lawn on the weekends while the fellow played ball.
Thanks Mom for instilling some value in me to pass along.
Have a blessed day and remember all those who motivate us to care for each other.
Recently I visited an “essential business”, which is a big box lumberyard chain store and witnessed a very terrible accident. It did not kill anyone and no ambulance was called but the response of others was pretty alarming to me.
An elderly man, maybe 70, was attempting to back up his scooter down an incline from the back of his truck. He turned to quickly backing down and liteally jumped out of the way of the cart as it was going off the side of the ramp to early. He had a very serious accident as his head hit the pavement as he landed. Very scary.
I jumped out of the truck and ran to help.
As I approached another man, in a mask, approached to investigate and stopped about 6 feet short of assisting us and adjusted his mask. Soon a young man came bye and collected a cart to see what was going on, ” Can you get us help!?” I yelled somewhat loudly as I was in disbelief no one was helping.
I checked the man out and told someone to get a manager to write up the accident. I checked head and it was fine but i am sure he was very scared as he lay there waiting for help.
I still can not believe an able bodies man and a worker never bothered to offer any assistance with the man. I got him up as he said “help me up” and he recovered and went to shop.
I still cannot believe people are so scared now, we stop short of helping the elderly in fear of our own saftey.
I believe he was looking for his mask as his basket was in the back.