Good morning, and a fine Tuesday to you. I just got back from conducting my block patrol duties, and I can report safe conditions. It also looked like Mr. and Mrs. Pope around the corner either got a new car or have company over. I have some news stories to share with you today, news relevant to keeping the senior citizen population safe, a population which is growing more powerful every day. However, a few seniors are less powerful today after suffering physical injuries.
78 year old James Wankel got 2nd-degree burns on the soles of his feet when he ran into the street barefoot in Arizona. The macadam just got too hot and the postman he was trying to catch was just too far away. Mr. Wankel collapsed right there onto the macadam. Fortunately, there were no cars coming, and his neighbors rushed out into the street to drag him to safety. And then off to the burn center they went (That’s where Mr. Wankel received the 2nd-degree diagnosis). There is no word on why that postman didn’t stop and help. Sounds like my postman, always not being helpful when it comes to my mailbox bee colony.
Another senior also suffered medical troubles yesterday, the only difference being that this other senior was a celebrity. Zsa Zsa Gabor, 93 years young, fell out of bed while reaching to answer the telephone during Jeopardy, requiring a hip replacement at the hospital. When you get to a certain age, you have to be careful about breaking a hip, so you should install those non-slip daisies or sailboats or what have you in your bathtub. Prince Frederic von Anhalt, Princess Zsa Zsa’s husband, revealed that she is currently recuperating, and this “lifestyle column” sends her best wishes for a speedy recovery. With all that hot macadam out there, perhaps it’s for the best that she’s off her feet at the moment.
Until next time!