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THE CALL I DIDN’T WANT TO MAKE

Nov 20th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

These days, more and more, the message comes of one or another of long time friends, colleagues, and dear comrades who are in declining health. The news, while not always unexpected, nonetheless reaches deeply into the heart and pulls at memory and the tight bonds created years ago.

Such news prompts a recognition of the utter and irreplaceable value of those relationships, what they came to mean and how much the recall of them is so valued. Old friends, old times, old joys, old recollections, old and forever valued connections.

But, through an ordinary email, innocently, the news came of one of the finest human beings I have known and his struggle with major health issues. It rocks one a bit. It holds up the mirror of reality and reflects how much