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My New Normal

Ray’s Daily

March 1, 2021


“This is a wonderful day. I have never seen this one ever before.”

Maya Angelou

Today they are going to reopen our residence’s dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No need to any longer have our meals delivered to our apartments. We again will be able to sit with old friends and new friends after months of imposed social distencing.

I am at the point in my life where I need few material things but do find that social interaction Is one of the keys to a happy existance. Over the many months of isolation

a few good friends have moved away and in a community like ours that provides residences for the elderly, some friends have passed on and I miss them.

We have remained isolated due to the Covid epidemic but now that most of us have received our vacinations and our community is infection free we are free to spend time with each other. I am even going to be able to bring my wife over from her special care residence for us to enjoy an occasional maeal together.

So my friends I hope you ebjoy today’s new normal as much as I will. Here is a poem to remind us that we are in this together;

On The Way To Where You Want To Go

I’m on the way to where you want to go.

Taking just any road will get you there.

Stop in for a visit to say hello.

Cruisin’ along just to feel the air flow,

You’re moving on your way to the nowhere.

I’m on the way to where you want to go.

Speeding though the small town’s yellowish glow,

With fraying nerves and emotions layed bare.

Stop in for a visit to say hello.

It’s easy to move with no one in tow,

But being all alone begins to wear.

I’m on the way to where you want to go.

When you have arrived will it end your woe?

Is the way lonely, an expensive fare?

Stop in for a visit to say hello.

Against the flow is a hard way to row.

Best not alone; it’s better as a pair.

I’m on the way to where you want to go,

Stop in for a visit to say hello.

MD Johnson


Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away — and leaves behind only silence.



Something to think about

“Grandpa, grownups don’t pay any attention to me,” said little Jimmy. Grandpa replied, “They don’t pay any attention to me too.”

“Grandpa, sometimes grownups make fun of me. Do they make fun of you too?”

Grandpa said, “Yes, Son… me too.”

“Grandpa, some days I get tired and have to rest in the afternoon.”

“I know, Jimmy… I do too,” said Grandpa.

“I love you, Grandpa,” said little Jimmy.

“I love you too, Jimmy,” said Grandpa.

“I wish more people told me that,” said Jimmy.

“Me too,” answered Grandpa.


“Osborne’s Law”

Variables won’t; constants aren’t.


Morris needs a lawyer, so he grabs the yellow pages and picks out a law firm — Schwartz, Schwartz, Schwartz & Schwartz.

He calls up and says, “Is Mr. Schwartz in?”

The man says, “No, he’s out playing golf.”

Morris says, “All right, then let me speak to Mr. Schwartz.”

“He’s not with the firm any more, he’s retired.”

“Then let me talk to Mr. Schwartz.”

“He’s away in Boston, won’t be back for a month.”

“Okay, then let me talk to the other Mr. Schwartz.”

He says, “Speaking!”


Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun.


The kid said don’t get me sick: When you go home, you have to stay all alone. You have to stay in bed and not get fed. You miss out on all the fun that’s it, you’re done. So when you sneeze cover your mouth please!!!

Madison F. age 9



Husband’s note to his wife…”Doctor’s office called: Said Pabst beer is normal.”


An English professor announced to the class; “There are two words I don’t allow in my class. One is gross and the other is cool.”

From the back of the room a voice called out, “So, what are the words?


Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.

Frederick W. Faber


When I picked up my Ford Escort at the service station after some minor repairs, I paid by check as usual. A couple of weeks later I came home from work to find my wife quite upset. She gave me the silent treatment until I figured out why she was so angry. She had noticed the canceled check, and on the memo line I had written “Escort Service.”


What more can you ask God for, if you have already been gifted a good friend? True friends are difficult to find. Friendship is a flower that needs to be nurtured. Over a period of time, friendship blossoms and makes your life fragrant with love and energy. And should you need a shoulder to lean on, friendship provides you with a strong one.

Simran Khurana


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Comments on: "My New Normal" (1)

  1. I’m so happy for all of you – enjoy!

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