[bct] Re: good question

  • From: "jamie crowell" <jcrowell@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 21:36:13 -0500

Joni, I think you're right. I will find that guy when I am least expecting
it. I think my main priority now is to find a job. Things will be much
easier once I get a job. I'm just tired of being turned down.

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Lynnette
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 8:54 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: good question

Hi Joni,
I second all your sentiments.  I also find myself making the same statement
about being patient and finding love when you least expect it.  Our friend
had dinnner with us a few years ago and she said that she was ssaving her
money for either taking a trip to Africa or getting married.  Well, the very
next year, we were beaming at her lovely ship-board wedding.  You just never
know.  and this young woman thought she'd never be asked.

"Joni Colver" <joni.colver@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 8:31 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: good question

> Hi Jamie,
> Often times it is when you least expect it that you meet that special
> person
> you marry.  I went to Philadelphia for two weeks in July 1977 to learn to
> use the Optacon at what was then Volunteer Services for the Blind.  The
> guy
> in charge of the program asked my future-husband to come along to the
> airport to help carry luggage.  Skip lived in downtown Philly so he showed
> me around.  He and I went out to dinner and my two weeks in Philadelphia
> ended up not being as lonely as I thought they would be.  He is partially
> sighted and I am for all practical purposes nearly totally blind.  We had
> to
> face a lot of issues and decide if we could and would deal with them, just
> as Kim and Darren discussed on their podcast.  We have been extremely
> fortunate in finding apartments, houses and condos within walking distance
> of grocery stores and bus stops.  I have not tried online grocery shopping
> yet, but, if we had a feasible option in that regard we would have a
> little
> more freedom in our choice of housing.  We have a grocery cart like
> Lynnette
> and Maria and do our shopping on Saturday mornings before the store gets
> too
> busy.
> It certainly is a lot easier these days to meet other blind people through
> the Internet.  I went to public school and never met another blind person
> until I went to a summer camp when I was probably close to junior high
> school.  I think it is important to know and interact with other blind
> people because we can support, encourage and sometimes inspire one another
> through our shared experiences.
> Don't give up on finding someone.  It might just happen when you least
> expect it.  That is how it happened to me.
> Joni
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "jamie crowell" <jcrowell@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Randy, I am in the same position. I am looking for a guy and a job. I know
> a
> blind couple here in my area who share that same happiness that Kim and
> Daron share and I do think that being blind helps. I personally would like
> to date a blind guy because we would be more sensitive  to each others
> needs. When I was in college I lived with three sighted roommates and it
> was
> horrible to say the least. I wish we blind folks weren't so spread out all
> over the place. I also wish I had a job. I am sick of being turned down
> for
> "lack of experience" when in fact its because I'm blind.
> Jamie

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