Sunny Dale nursing home in Jaspertown Georgia has never seen a day like today. The regulars were seated around the TV in the common area, waiting to get the daily medication. A nurse accidentally switched channels off the morning show and brought up President Obama’s news conference.
Faces lit up as he talked about the train network he planned for the nation. Buster S., a toothless man grabbed this reporter and said,” I’m going to ride the rails again! We all are. I was a hobo once.”
The talk of hard times struck a happy chord with many. Speaking for the group was Sandra B. .
“We can’t remember what happened lately but we do remember when things were this bad. This is great! I hope my daughter hasn’t thrown out all those fruit cakes I sent her.”
His trip to Mexico to deal with drug lords brought this response from Art, a grizzled Veteran,” It’s just like when we went after Baby Face and Capone. Crime in the streets!”
I left as they broke into a spontaneous off-key version of “Big Rock Candy Mountain.” This is one group that is ready for the future.