just jackie…

doing what Jackie does

About 3 years ago, an older woman started calling my biz
phone. She was always trying to call someone else, but I
didn’t mind, cuz she had the sweetest voice.

She would call every Sunday, trying to call her family.
I always said nice things, and tried not to make her feel bad
for constantly calling the wrong number.
I recognized her name on the caller id.

Well, about a year ago, I got a call from a local nursing home.
I didn’t think much of it, until I answered. It was that same
older lady! Her family had put her in a home! 🙁
That made my heart weep!!!

I understand, I guess, since she was still calling here, that maybe
her memory was fading and they had no other choice.

Well, every Sunday she still calls here, trying to call her family.
I introduced myself to her, but I never got her name.

I would love to make her something and take it to her at the nursing
home she’s in.

Is that crazy? I know she’s a total stranger, but I feel she’s part of
my ‘family’. Even Joe has spoken to her.
I hope to remember to ask her name next time.

your thoughts?