Fun While Confined

Lynne’s assisted living facility confined every resident and prohibited visitors except for emergencies. She missed her CrossFit exercises. They had less things to do and lots of new rules. She and I didn’t talk over dinner or visit. We felt we weren’t having as much fun. I found a pathway.

Her brother was awarded the Outstanding Faculty member for 2020 at Western Washington University. I wanted her to share the letter with her friends. The announcement rested on my outgoing table for two days until it signaled me to get it to Lynne. I put it in an envelope and addressed it to Lynne from her Dad. I added a frozen Oreo from my freezer, often the first treat she looks for in my apartment. I delivered the letter to the concierge and asked her to hand it to her.

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