Betty Ago: Determination

My husband gave me permission to tell this story. Believe me; I would not have used it otherwise. He is a very brave man. He is also a man whose favorite form of exercise is swimming. The pool here at our CCRC is currently under re-construction and it will probably be lovely when finished. Meanwhile, the man wants to swim!

Our Executive Director, bless him, has arranged with the local YMCA for our residents to use their Olympic-sized pool. Therefore, a few days ago Husband decided that it was a convenient time to try out the pool at the Y. He told me he was leaving. I reminded him to take a towel (something not necessary at our pool). He did. He left. He came back about 15 minutes later. He forgot to take his lock. Lock was obtained. He left again. He came home again about 30 minutes later. What happened? With towel and lock in tow, he checked in at the front desk, went to the locker room, got undressed, and while standing there in the-altogether, realized that he did not have his swim trunks. Soooo, he got dressed, went back to the front desk to tell them that he would be back (“Don’t check me in twice”) and came home. With swim trunks in the bag, along with towel and lock, back he went.

The pool was nice, the temperature acceptable, but by that time there was only about 30 minutes left for open swim.  He will be back!

By the way, if you are concerned about his memory, keep in mind that he still remembers the combination to that seldom-used padlock.

Betty Ago



Betty is a real person who resides in one of our Brookdale entry fee communities. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Brookdale Senior Living.

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