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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by opfinistic, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    Just a quick word of thanks.

    My mother in law (89) disappeared this morning at approximately 9:00. She went to the store next door for some bread and milk. When she didn't return within an hour we took a ride next door to find her. She was nowhere to be found. We drove over to another local Supermarket and looked there as well. Nothing. We contacted the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and they ended up mobilizing multiple vehicles, a helicopter and boats for the canals. Ultimately she was found by a family member, but the effort put forth from the boys in green was comforting and appreciated.

    Jimmy.
     
  2. like2god

    like2god Typical white person Luxury Box

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    Whoa, that's pretty scary dude. Everything alright?
     
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  3. 124

    124 Banned

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    Yeah that is a crazy store Jimmy. What happened if you don't mind anyone asking?
     
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  4. NaboCane

    NaboCane Banned

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    Jesus, Jimmy. I'm glad she's OK.

    Kudos and prayers to those who serve well in the law enforcement community.
     
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  5. azfinfanmang

    azfinfanmang Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Never enough thanks to go around for the Incredible people behind the badge.
     
  6. cnc66

    cnc66 wiley veteran, bad spelur Luxury Box

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    Glad she's okay Jimmy. My Great Grams went missing at 92 in Lantana, turns out she was having lunch and a visit with the Mom and Pops Grocery store owner and his wife. Cops rolled out big time, gotta love um.
     
  7. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    I've never had any problems with the law enforcements people. Even when I got pulled over twice to driving drunk, they are the ones that actually helped me sober up:up: People the rip the police are usually trying to do something stupid anyway:wink2:
     
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  8. charlestonphan

    charlestonphan Junior Member

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    wow, so glad that turned out ok for y'all... and thanks to those who helped keep others safe this weekend, and the other 364 days of the year.
     
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  9. King Felix

    King Felix chasing the high Club Member

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    good thing shes okay
     
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  10. TiP54

    TiP54 Bad Reputation

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    You never told us the important part...
    ...where the heck was she?:lol:
     
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  11. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    Glad she's ok Opie. My grandma is 88 and seems to be losing her memory pretty quick. Its sad watching people get old. She's going through spells of depression she's never gone through before. :(
     
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  12. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    Every time I try to respond to this I end up having to put out a fire here at work.

    To make a long story short, she took a wrong turn after going to the Supermarket. She didn't go to the one right by our house, she ended up taking about a mile walk to go to Publix instead. When she left there, she headed North instead of South, and ended up even further away, lost, dehydrated and sunburned (mildly). A Police Officer from the City of Palm Springs did not understand her when she asked for help (her English is limited to Yes, No and a couple of choice naughty words I taught her) and basically ignored her. She ended up getting rudimentary directions drawn on piece of paper for her and headed home. She was located back at the Supermarket where she made her purchases by my Stepdaughter and a mutual friend. We got her home safely, the Sheriff's officers waited for us and gave us some suggestions on how to keep this from re-occurring. When she talked about the Palm Springs Officer, the Lieutenant on scene, an old friend of mine and formal IA officer, got pissed and told us that he'd find out who did that and see that they got reprimanded due to his actions.

    Thanks for the kind words and all everyone, she's home and grounded now, and she's scared ****less to take off on her own again.
     
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  13. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Jimmy

    Not saying that she has it, but this happened to my dad in his early stages of Alzheimer's. Even if she doesn't and just has a bad memory due to age, you can register her at the Police Department and get her a bracelet from the Alzheimer's Association so if she gets lost again, the cops can find her. Not sure how they do it, but my dad disappeared 3 times in the early stages of Alzheimer's before he succumbed to it. I was finally able to convince my mom after the first time to hide the car keys from him.

    God Bless you and your mother in law and the men in blue (up here, anyway). Really, really glad she's okay.
     
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  14. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    We're looking into that and we told her that we were going to get her something like that. She got irritated and told us that was for 'old crazy people' as she put it. I told her fine, then we will get her a chain that can reach as far as the store next door so she won't wander off again. The bracelet wasn't protested anymore after that.
     
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  15. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    Just for fun, here's how my whole weekend went!

    Times are approximate, and no names or places have been changed to protect the innocent.
     
  16. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    :lol: I think my dad said the same thing to my mom when she mentioned it to him. Honestly don't remember what she said back. They also have necklaces btw. Old people are so crotchety aren't they :lol: though I love them dearly. I was very unfortunate that my grandparents died early in my life so I didn't get to spend much time with them. When Chris worked at Daughters of Israel Nursing Home he worked in the Alzheimer's unit and I volunteered a couple times a week in the Art Center there. I used to go get them and wheelchair them to the Art Center (an activity center of sorts).

    It was both heartwarming to hear the stories of the cognizant and their history, but also heart-wrenching to get the people that had Alzheimers. It was truly distressing to see their loved ones come to see them and they not recognize them. It's probably unusual but before he was laid off in 2007, a gentlemen was admitted to the Alzheimers unit who was 42.

    Again, glad she's okay, and, if she's crotchety, that's a good thing! :up:
     
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  17. gunn34

    gunn34 I miss Don & Dan

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    I'm glad Mamita is OK and I hope "the talk" is gone.
     
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  18. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Gotta show this to Chris, Jimmy. The part about anyone with a ***** is hysterical. Glad the "talk" is no more.
     
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  19. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    No more....I think it's just postponed until she smells my blood again. :)
     
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  20. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    lol glad she's ok.

    You might be lucky enough to go missing before that talk.
     
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  21. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    I'm already shopping for the fake nose and mustache.
     
  22. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    Here's a few other options:

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    Can't go wrong with any of those.
     
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  23. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    Third one = Hawt!
     
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  25. anlgp

    anlgp ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A

    Glad she's ok opie.
     
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