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A windy day

Posted by INKognito (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 30, 04 at 15:56

Can there be any more satisfying task than raking up a monster pile of crispy dry leaves on a windy October day? Then to build a twig fire and watch the wind carry the smoke off; a ghostly horizontal drift winding its way between the bare trees looking for a trick or a treat.


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Went for a walk in the woods today. As the potpourri of colourful leaves swished under my feet I could smell the luscious fruitiness of another autumn in the air. A kingfisher skirted by the creek. "Is he looking for salmon?" I asked Tony. "I dont know" he replied. "Hes blue, a beautiful blue" I said. "And black in parts too" Tony added. I wondered if the bird would swoop down and peck the tender flesh from a salmon lying spent in the stream from the spawning.

Lets keep going, Im on a roll, I said as I continued to hike inwards on the trail. I got ahead and soon a quiet breeze swept through and past me. I thought of Randy.

Randy, the boy - whos actually a man of 46, is an autistic person with a mental age of 5, but could pass in looks for a quiet teenager. He cannot speak; he waves his hands or claps them to communicate. He has blondish hair and blue eyes with a red skin condition on his rather longish face. I have seen Randy around town on occasion with the others near where he lives - a centre for the mentally challenged. I miss Randy. So does his mother, terribly she does not want to find him "face down in the mud". So I call Randys name "R- a- n- d- y" in the wind - - no answer. I didnt really expect one. We can only guess where Randy is. Although it has been said he can fend for himself for some time, it is bad enough when someone goes missing, let alone one like Randy, incapacitated, as he is, an epileptic who is also bipolar. We are told to check our backyards, our garages and sheds, anywhere he might be hiding.

Randy went missing from the centre last Sunday evening when his caregiver went to fetch pajamas for the group as they were getting ready for bed.

If you see Randy, call out his name. if he responds keep him safeand tell methe walker in the woods

We need to have Randy back in this town. we need to care for Randy.


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A call came late yesterday afternoon, "They found Randy today", my daughter said. "It was on the news this afternoon, didnt you hear?" As she started to explain, the story came on the evening news channel I was watching. Sadly, Randy was found in the 16 mile creek under deep water, 500 metres from the centre where he had lived. He was at the bottom. The divers didnt see him at first, they came across his body as they searched the muddy waters. just a day after theyd called off the official search.

Ill think about Randy, especially when I go walking. He loved walking; he was fascinated by water. Ill not forget him, nor the many, many people who searched for him all those long, long hours for what seemed like the longest of weeks.


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A call came late yesterday afternoon, "They found Randy today", my daughter said. "It was on the news this afternoon, didnt you hear?" As she started to explain, the story came on the evening news channel I was watching. Sadly, Randy was found in the 16 mile creek under deep water, 500 metres from the centre where he had lived. He was at the bottom. The divers didnt see him at first, they came across his body as they searched the muddy waters. just a day after theyd called off the official search.

Ill think about Randy, especially when I go walking. He loved walking; he was fascinated by water. Ill not forget him, nor the many, many people who searched for him all those long, long hours for what seemed like the longest of weeks.


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RE: A windy day

  • Posted by John_D USDA 8b WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 10, 04 at 22:24

Write a story (or book) about Randy. Tell the word why he was special in his own, peculiar way.


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