lol--but that leads me to ask--do you look blind? With some blind people, perhaps those who have been blind from birth? it's evident, and of course if you had a dog or a white cane it would have been obvious--but I've seen blind people whose eyes appear normal. One of my dad's friends, and the father of one of my classmates, whom I had therefore seen on several different occasions, was an attorney who became blind from some condition around the age of thirteen. I had no idea that he was blind until a party at our house. As I entered the living room to say hello to my parents' guests, my dad told me Mr. Deinard was blind and to hold out my hand and say hello so he'd know where I was. Up until that time, as I say, I'd had no idea, since he got along so well without dog or cane. His wife usually held his arm when they walked together, e.g., at class events, which was when I usually saw them, but that just seemed to be a husband/wife thing--very natural. Cindy --- Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi guys, > > Here is one of the funniest experiences I had along > these lines. > > One quarter in college I had a class in a building I > had never been to > before. Normally my wife would walk with me before > a quarter started to > help me make sure I knew where I was going. I had > walked past the new > building before so we assumed I could find my way. > > However, the first day of class I decided to take a > differnt route than I > normally did. > > I walked a long time along a sidewalk through > campus. After a while I > decided I was not where I should be and so I stopped > to listen for familiar > sounds. I heard none. > > After standing there for 3 or 4 minutes I heard > someone coming along the > sidewalk in my direction. I spoke to them and they > ignored me and walk > right on by. > > I waited a while again and heard another person > coming. This time when I > spoke to them the guy stopped near me and said > "Yes?". > > I asked him if he could tell me where the building > was I was looking for. > > The guy said "Yes, it is over there." He pointed to > it and walked away. > > I could have fallen on the ground. It was all I > could do not to burst out > laughing. > > Yes, I did eventually find the building and made it > to class on time. Good > thing I left with lots of extra time. > > Smiles. > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2006 2:53 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] OT: Yes, a book > > > >I think a book is a great idea. In our used-book > store > > I've seen all kinds of small books about stupid > > questions or funny stories, like the one recently > > added to the collection about questions or answers > > given in court. You all could contribute, and I > think > > it would be educational as well as funny--and > perhpas > > make some people stop and think before they > act/ask. > > > > Cindy > > > > --- Elizabeth and Burton <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > wrote: > > > >> I have occasionally grinned and asked if we can > >> photograph it for money. I > >> have also suggested to rehab agencies that we > create > >> a book > >> "This is a blind person making a sandwich." > >> "This is a blind person walking up stairs?" (what > is > >> it with sighted folks > >> and stairs anyhow? for a wheelchair user I can > >> understand but stairs are > >> easy. It is some of the other stuff wich is > hard.) > >> > >> This is a blind person putting on running shoes. > (Do > >> folks believe we live > >> with folks who follow us around and do tasks for > us > >> like help us dress?) > >> > >> all of this is said humorously but truly I have > been > >> asked some strange > >> things and I do think such interactions might > make a > >> fine book. At least I > >> know now because of the internet that others also > >> experience this stuff. I > >> went for years just amazed and a bit exhausted > and > >> alone from it all prior > >> to the net. > >> > >> E. > >> > >> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > >> bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject > >> line. 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