[bct] Re: travel

  • From: "John Melia" <uncle.jam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 16:52:50 -0500

MessageI agree about the cane I once used a dog and always had a folding cane 
in my back pack. now that I don't have the dog I have a folding cane in the 
back pack and am using one. and anywhere I go with my sighted wife I always 
take a folding cane.  One never knows what may happen.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Curt 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 10:57 PM
  Subject: [bct] Re: travel


  Mary,

  I still have my first folding cane I got back in 1985 and have had it corded 
three times.  I also have a folding ID cane and then one I received as a gift 
which has two short sections and two long sections, I leave this one standing 
in the corner.  
  Ther are times when my wife and I go somewhere and Faith stays home.  I 
always take my folding cane if I don't have my dog just in case I have to go 
alone, like to the rest room or something.  I used a cane for a few years and 
then decided to get a dog and have had one ever since. They are a lot of 
responsibility but overall I prefer a dog.  Last year I saw the lady who 
encouraged me to get a dog from the school wher she had gotten her dog and I 
asked about her dog and she replied, when the dog retired, I got married so now 
I don't need the dog.  We make choices and there are advantages  and 
disadvantages to everything -opportunity costs.  
  Curt

  -----Original Message-----
  From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mary Emerson
  Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 9:40 PM
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [bct] travel


  Curt,

  Yes, it's all about personal choice; I love just picking up the cane and 
running out the door. Then I come home and just lean it by the door and forget 
about it. I have one of those California canes made of carbon fiber. Although I 
buy the folding kind, I never fold it because the cord will get worn out. I get 
the folding ones because they are easier to deal with in the mail. I'd hate to 
think how the rigid non-collapsible ones are mailed! I guess they have to be 
put in a real long tube or something.

  Mary

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