Saturday, October 20, 2007

Dean—Kansas

I met Dean one evening about four years ago when I was out walking. Since then, we’ve run across each other several times and developed a fine friendship. I suppose I’ve seen him a ka-jillion times out on one sidewalk or another, and I’ve never seen him without his hat, without a smile or without his little dog, Lucky. We always pause for a “…how ya’ doin’?” chat.

Once I saw him driving away from the grocery store. I didn’t know he could drive a car, because he has MS or MD; I can never remember which. That doesn’t keep him from doing what he enjoys: walking Lucky two or three times a day. Dean and Lucky will stay out about a half an hour at a time or until Lucky gets tired. Then he jumps up onto Dean’s scooter for the long ride home. Lucky is blind.

What a world we live in! Lucky can't see, Dean can't walk; but they can go around the block together! Dean and Lucky make life inspirational for the rest of us, don't they?


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4 comments:

kenju said...

They surely do! Such a cute dog.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Very Very Inspirational, Paul....
BTW: THere is a big difference between MS and MD....Perhaps you might want to find out which one he has....But whatever, this is a wonderful story. And a very cute hat, too!

J said...

What a great story!

Kathleen Lisson said...

This reminds me of the hat my father used to wear. Thanks for putting a smile on my face!