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Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Saw an old gentleman walk into the road today as cars screeched to a stop to avoid hitting him. He seemed oblivious. As he got to the median, where I was waiting to make a left-hand turn, I asked him where he was going. "I'm headed to the Safeway, just over there" he said in an English accent. Turns out he wandered from his new home here in the U.S. having arrived 2 days ago from London. The Police later told me it was the second time in two days he's been picked up. You really wonder about how someone could let their parent, recently arrived, wander off TWICE in two days. He was a nice old guy, and we had a spot of tea at the local Starbucks waiting for the officer to come and take him home.

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