Thursday, October 16, 2008

Up ship creek

Get your thoughtsicles around this news story. It's a pretty sad state of affairs, the way we treat our old folks.

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Blogger furiousBall said...

oh man, that is so f'ing sad.

16 October, 2008 14:40  
Blogger Captain Karen said...

That's terrible.

16 October, 2008 15:54  
Blogger Kate said...

I read that earlier, it is sad. You'd think anyone who lives to be 96 would be allowed to spend the rest of their days without having to worry about money.

16 October, 2008 18:25  
Blogger punxxi said...

It is truely pathetic

16 October, 2008 20:52  
Blogger mister anchovy said...

there's always the greasy buck, eh?

16 October, 2008 22:35  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

That is sad when you have to sell mementos from something like this. Just to live.. Poor woman. but it seems she has her head screwed on the right way though. but family and such should be getting those items when she passes on sometime...

17 October, 2008 19:06  
Blogger Avid Andy said...

how we treat the elderly is shameful. maybe someone will buy up all of her mementos and then give them back to her.

17 October, 2008 21:28  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

This ws a very moving story. I bet she will have some help now that there was an article about her...I hope so.

It sounds like she doesn't have any family. At least she owned a house and had investments to lean on.

19 October, 2008 03:18  
Blogger Cynnie said...

she's actually in better shape than a lot of our old folks ..
i know I could sell everything in my whole house and maybe come up with enough money to stay a day and a half in an old folks home :(

21 October, 2008 23:41  

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