November 27, 2009 3:31 am at 3:31 am #590866AnonymousInactive
I and a couple of friends went to visit sick patients in the hospital at monmouth medical center in Deal New Jersey.We entered room 407b and was welcomed by a old lady about ninty years old.I vist many people but this lady anne jupiter who lived in neptune nj and had a dog pluto was someone special.she had a big smile on her face and she looked so so happy we can tell she enjoyed our company.After about hlf hr talking to her she began to cry and cry how hard her life is that she never had any children and her husband died recently .I felt her sqeezing my had harder and harder her voice was getting louder and louder.she continued and said that the hospital will be switching her to a nursing home.We told her dont worry it will be okay there going to send you to the best one. maybe will even visit you when you go we told her. after being with her for awhile we finally left .
It was tuesday and I and other girls went to visit a dfferent lady like we always do. she is a lady of Bitchon Emmuna a real neshama. we would walk down the hallways in the king manor nursing home until we found her room 312a .we would talk to her and asked her hows her day is. we stayed a while and we always felt so good after visiting sick patients .we were about to leave and her daughter said why dont you visit the lady right here she would love it.I and the two other girls walked over to the curtain that seperated the two patients . we opened the curtain .. aaaahhhh anne jupiter do you remember me i shreaked i couldnt believe it. YOU FOUND ME YOU FOUND ME . OHHHH IM SO HAPPY YOU FOUND ME .HOW DID YOU FIND ME. YOU FOUND ME YOU FOUND ME SHE KEPT ON REPEATING.I was amazed can you imagine anne jupiter was placed in the king manor nursing home. the nursing home i go visiting at on tuesdays.There are many nursing homes all over but from all of them this was the one. I remember myself saying to anne at monmouth medical center that “dont worry it will be okay will come visit you at the nursing home”. do u think i knew what i was talking about ???????? from every room in the nursing home she was in the same room as the patient i visit on tuesdays.ppppssssshhhhh .How amazing is Hashem . THIS STORY IS TRUENovember 29, 2009 5:10 am at 5:10 am #668901lmParticipant
Hashem saved you time by preparing the Mitzva for you on the same placeNovember 29, 2009 5:54 am at 5:54 am #668902
That’s a beautiful story. I see from your profile you’re a teacher. I pray you are not an English teacher. Although if you are, it would explain so much about the frum community.November 29, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm #668903mchemtobMember
haifagirl….Why the attack on Sherries grammar. She posted a beautiful story that touched her life and all you can see is grammatical errors! Looks like grammar isn’t the only thing wrong in the frum community.November 29, 2009 3:02 pm at 3:02 pm #668904
It’s consideration. As ronrsr pointed out in another thread, when you write clearly and correctly you show consideration for your reader. You want your reader to know what you want to say, without his having to struggle. When you don’t write clearly, it is obvious you don’t care. If someone doesn’t care enough to write clearly, why should I care enough to read it?November 29, 2009 3:15 pm at 3:15 pm #668905anon for thisParticipant
It is a lovely, inspiring story. But its message would be better understood and received if it were written more coherently.November 29, 2009 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #668906oomisParticipant
It IS a beautiful story. Clearly the names of the patient, place where she comes from, and her dog’s name must have been changed to protect their privacy. And while I don’t think haifagirl’s second comment was necessary, it was not exactly an incorrect observation. Maybe the OP is a limudei Kodesh teacher, and English is her second language. In any case, I think she is awesome for going to the nursing homes and visiting the elderly. It is a tremendous, tremendous chessed.November 29, 2009 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm #668907PosterMember
Its a beautiful story. When I first started reading it I though it was going to be a joke about the planets!November 29, 2009 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #668908BemusedParticipant
I think that’s enough. We all have a pet peeve, and you confront yours frequently here. Sometimes, a little self control is in order; it’s beginning to sound like something clinical.November 29, 2009 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #668909
Okay Bemused and everyone else who has no problem with grammar. Please explain the following:
anne jupiter do you remember me i shreaked i couldnt believe it.
1) “Anne Jupiter, do you remember me?” I shrieked.
I couldn’t believe it.
2) Anne Jupiter!
“Do you remember me?”
I couldn’t believe it.
3) “Anne Jupiter, do you remember me?”
I shrieked, “I couldn’t believe it.”
4) “Anne Jupiter!”
“Do you remember me?”
I shrieked. I couldn’t believe it.
Each of those four paragraphs means something different. Yet, with no punctuation, I have no idea which one she meant. Or even if it was something totally different?
If you understand which one she meant, that’s great. I am obviously not as smart as you are, and need things to be written clearly.November 29, 2009 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm #668910oomisParticipant
Haifagirl, you are correct, Nevertheless, I believe most of us discerned the young lady’s intent, that she was pleasantly shocked to see Anne Jupiter again, that it was a case of Yad Hashem, and that there is something to learn from her story. A blog board is typically not the place where most of us get our educational skills in writing (more’s the pity). I am in total agreement with you that written communication is altered by improper punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Since most of us WOULD like to succeed in the outside world, proper English usage is a GOOD thing.November 29, 2009 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm #668912sammyjoeMember
I couldnt make heads or tails of this story, however, just because she is a teacher doesnt mean she has to know how to spell. she may just be an math teacher, or non lang- arts.November 29, 2009 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #668913BemusedParticipant
I guess and Oomis have better skills. I had no problem understanding the story, and I’ll bet that you (haifagirl) had no trouble understanding the plot and content of it as well.
I won’t repeat my comment; just reread if needed.November 29, 2009 8:31 pm at 8:31 pm #668914
I couldnt make heads or tails of this story,
And here’s the problem. It’s a beautiful story, but if people can’t understand it, they can’t appreciate it.
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