Today I go to the eye doctor for an exam - so I got this ready on Monday night.
Somedays we just need to plan ahead and get in front of the ball and make things happen!
And then some days - the best laid plans go haywire!!!!!!
This weekend, I picked up the paper and was randomly reading this section and then that section. I came across a story, that sent me back in time!
The story was about 'one' of Indiana's serial killers - Orville Lynn Majors. He was a nurse in SW Indiana, and was found guilty of 6 murders on the elderly in area hospitals. It is suspected that he killed dozens. He injected them, then tried to act like the hero to save them when they crashed in many cases. Just really sick stuff!!
Well, we met this guy. He was from the small town my niece and nephew live in - in southern IN. He had a shop there in town. We visited that shop often, when we went down for visits. He was usually there, always remembered us, and was so nice and kind. We had many a conversation with him.
One night Glen was watching the news and yelled at me to come see. There on the TV was Orville, being arrested. It was beyond hard to understand at the time - then the stories all came out.
I mean WHO KNEW?????? Oh my goodness.
It just goes to show - you never know about people you meet - no matter where it might be.
A person that seemed so friendly and nice and kind was secretly killing people. (yes at that time).
Not a proud thing - but not many can say they met a serial killer!!!
Another thing that struck me - made me sad - was while reading the obituaries (my first read each day), it just dawned on me, that we have obituaries, and we have death notices. I have seen this so many times - but it just made me so stinking sad this weekend. The obits tell about their life, family, careers, etc. Maybe not in the paper, but there is a link for online reading.
The death notices are people that died and maybe all the county knows is a name and age or just a name. They have no idea about family or life. This still amazes me, considering all the red tape everyone I know must go through, just to get admitted to the hospital. They ask for anyone knowing this person to contact the coroner office.
How sad - you leave this world and there is no one to tell you good-bye or I love you, as you are leaving. They list these names for a few days, hoping for a response. Some of these people are newborn babies!!!! That makes me want to cry.
I guess they get buried in a pauper grave if no one claims them. I have seen stories before of folks stepping up and having a service for some of the babies - and I have heard of that happening for a couple veterans. Just showing a little dignity and gratitude for life.
I find that all so sad. We all need someone!
Told you this was random!!!! LOL
Sometimes my little brain goes off on this or that tangent. I never know where it may take me!
I guess life is still a mystery to most of us. We think we know what is going on - but do we really?
Things happen that make us go 'wowza' all the time.
This big old world is actually pretty small in the scheme of things, and we are even tinier!
Just my silly ponders!
Have a blessed day.