Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bernice (Fabulous Samaritan)

Want to hear a few more stories about our seniors helping others? I didn’t even realize how incredibly similar Bernice’s two experiences were – spread 30 years apart – until I started preparing for this blog post right now. Coincidence? I don’t know. A Fabulous Samaritan? Without a doubt. She goes with what she knows is right and doesn’t worry about what people think, and that makes her a total rockstar in my book. That dictionary I was mentioning in the last blog post? Yeah, next to the word, Rockstar, I’d put Bernice’s picture.

Bernice Moore
June 24, 2010
Meeting New Friends

Walking down Margaret Street this morning, I saw that a lady had fallen. A lot of people passed by and did not help her. I helped her up and get across the street. I was glad to know she was alright. The weather here has been really hot, but it is good to be able to go places. The buses are always crowded. Some people are really nice. A lady dropped her purse and I picked it up and gave it to her. She had a lot of money in it. Another lady was sad because her daughter would not go with her to the doctor. I walked with her to the doctor’s office and made sure she was okay.

Bernice Moore
May 20, 2010
Fallen Lady
My story is about thirty years ago at night time. I was walking home from the movie on Market Street at 16th when I hear someone crying.  An older woman had fallen in a hole.  I first thought it was a cat.  She kept crying for help.  I took her out of the hole and took her to a hotel across the street.  I was lucky to have a bag of clothing that was given to me at my other job.  She was happy to get in warm clothing.  I said goodbye and went on my way.  Until this day, I hope she made out alright.  It is good to help other people.  These days there are a lot of people who need help and I am glad they have places for them.