by John Rodman, Albany, GA
I fell HARD, on my face, Friday night!
I was fortunate not to break my lens, but bent my frames, and my 12-year-old ONLY pair of spec's, was my first concern.
At my age(67), I should have been more concerned about fracturing a hip-joint. My paternal grandmother fell a couple of times; when she broke her hip (it would not heal; long before replacement surgeries), and was confined to her bed (sedentary is a cuss-word), she soon contracted pneumonia & died from that!
My balance is still good & I stay active, but take great care not to become the victim of a fall. Friday, I was plying my fiance-say with alcohol at the GARDEN INN, hoping to get lucky; I'm lucky I'm not dead!
First time I have had any alcoholic beverage since 1984; shoulda went for an even better record, but now I get free coffee at AA meet.
BEWARE THE HAZARDS OF THAT ONE INSTANT OF QUESTIONABLE JUDGEMENT!