Tamara's Journeys

Journeys as great as the destinations.

Last Wishes

November 16th, 2014

There’s a kind, elderly man who is near the end of life in my facility right now. The other day I walked by his room and he was surrounded by his nurse, his wife, his daughter and two sons, and they all understand the end is near. As I was assisting someone else in the hallway, I heard him say to them:

“Bernie, I want you to take the houses north of the Truckee River.”

“Sybil, take the apartments over in Carson City.”

“Hymie, I want you to take the offices over in Tahoe.”

“Sarah, my dear wife, please take all the residential buildings downtown Reno.”

The nurse was blown away by his words, and she whispered to comfort the wife, “Mrs. Schwartz, your husband must have been such a hard working man to have accumulated so much property.”

Sarah replied, “Property shmoperty! He had a newspaper route.”

 

Tamara's Journeys

Journeys as great as the destinations.