The sound of my mother being verbally abused by
my sister when she was trying to reach me on the phone and did
not realize that my answering machine had picked up.
The following morning, after receiving
this message and determining that an emergency did not in fact
exist (after calling back my mother and speaking to my sister
later that afternoon) I arrived at my mother's house and found
her abandoned by my sister who had left for Binghamton around 8
PM the previous evening. I made a simple repair to the heating
system while my wife fed and cleaned up my mother (who I found
had been sitting in her wheel chair in a badly soiled pull-up at
her kitchen table all night).
Looking around my mother's house I was
appalled to discover the following conditions:
1) A flimsy home-made plywood ramp siting precariously on cinder
2) A ratchiting chain fall installed over the toilet in the
3) Some type of "INVACARE" lift in my mother's bedroom.
4) Some type of strange religious writing painted in large
letters on my mother's bathroom wall.