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Daily Prompt: A Source of Anxiety

Write about a noise — or even a silence — that won’t go away. (We’ll let you interpret this in different ways…)

Photographers, artists, poets: show us ANXIETY.

I was following a Coca Cola truck 75px-CocaColarekka into the bank parking lot… It headed the same way I was going… through the drive thru…

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All of a sudden… the truck stopped so suddenly I slammed on my brakes!…

I’m wondering, “What are you doing?”…

and it starts backing up really fast… k4013405

My mind is spinning… “Get it in reverse!”, I kept saying to myself…

My mind, hands and body were not cooperating… there was this strange “beeping sound”…k6967133

All I could see was the truck’s rear end backing up on me fast!…

It started to hit my bumper… crushed the hood… I ducked as it broke the windshield… u17678721

and then it stopped… k12536668

I actually thought I was going to be decapitated… sma0103

I actually looked down and to see if I was OK… alive…

The guy driving… came running back… very concerned

asking if I was alright… I said, “I guess so… I’m in one piece!”…

It finally connected that the beeping sound I was hearing was from the truck… letting people know they were backing up…

But, that only works if there is time!…

They were on top of my car… literally… before I could move…

People from the bank came running out… asking me if I was OK again…

and actually leading me into the building…

They were telling me that they saw it all!… from the drive thru window

I thought I was alright… but, I was shaking franticallyk13568909 … and when I finally got inside I noticed I had actually wet myself…

I was so embarrassed… rca0017

I called my husband…

He came… got all of the informationk11719318 x28667473… talked to the guys driving… as Coca Cola people came and took pictures…

Believe it or not… I remember asking if the guy would lose his job???… I wasn’t wanting that!…

Here I was… the “injured” party… and I’m thinking about the guy who hit me…

I wondered if I was delirious… but, my husband just says…

“No, that’s just the way you are!”…

My car was fixed… after a few weeks…

but, to this day… if I hear a beeping noise of any kind… my head goes down… my shoulders tense… and I start looking around me…x11582863

and what’s sad…

the one who caused this accident… has no clue or thought about me… long gone… and forgotten about for sure!… but, still after five yearsbeeping noises” make my heart starts racing… I tighten up… my anxiety level rises… bringing back that awful feeling of helplessness…

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I Was Led To Make A Trip!

Memory…

Where to begin???

I got it into my mind to meet (visit) a blogging friend

No, I had never met her personally… She has a brother, Al… who has Parkinson’s disease … She has her own blog… and has made hundreds of blogging friends … just by describing her daily life with this debilitating disease

When I first read her blog… I guess I was drawn to it due to working with Special Needs Children for 30+ years and also by having a son diagnosed with Bi-polar Disorder

I could sympathize!

Of course I’m not the only one as I said… that gives her words of encouragement… feels her hurt… her pain… her tears … her fears… as she watches her brother’s body deteriorate

I have learned so much from her blog… as to the real meaning of someone suffering with the pain… of Parkinson’s

Al… loves Coca-Cola paraphernalia … He is an avid collector

My son had collected COKE items also at one time… Eventually putting them on Ebay for sale except for a few special pieces… and then of course some items didn’t sell

I asked if I could mail Al some pieces… Terry says, “Great!”… maybe would bring him a few minutes… hours… maybe even a day of joy! So my son got the items together… I packed and shipped them to him as a surprise

His two favorite items were a Coca-Cola Christmas Ornament  and a baseball hat… made of Coke cans  … I was told of his reaction and shown pictures of Al with them…

 I just love this photo!

As much joy as he got from them… I received back … Along with my husband and son who kept up with this unique blogger and her brother

So Thursday I had made arrangements to meet at Al’s favorite place to eat lunch

Drugstore/Soda Fountain… where we ate…

… and meet these sweet people

We drove about 4 hours to an area of Indiana… I had never been to… A quaint town… and beautiful scenery on the way…

Farmland… in Indiana

Terry and Al were just like I expected!… “Sweet!”, as I said … Easy to get along with… easy to be with

We talked and ate at the soda fountain that is in a drugstore where Terry picks up Al’s meds… This Drugstore has a great variety of things you would want as well as need… and the Soda Fountain serves great food Homemade milkshakes in the traditional soda glass … It was perfect!… Terry said, “We have been coming here since we were children”… Isn’t that grand!…

Soda Fountain/Tables

We chatted… and of course it was not long enough… but, we could tell Al was getting very tired and hurting “Enough of a good thing”, as they say… He needed to get home and rest and so did Terry…

We left as though we had known each other forever… Hugged … Kissed… and I did get a couple of pictures

“Sweet Terry”

“Smiling Al”

Was it worth the trip?… Absolutely!… I’ll never forget it… I went out of my boundaries… along with my wonderful husband …who let me have this wish

So, don’t be afraid to do the unusual… Go meet that perfect stranger

… go take part in some happening you’ve been wanting to do… Meet different peopleGo to different places…

We found this wonderful Amish bakery called Maple Lane Bakery and Furniture… on the way home… We bought this scrumptious Black Raspberry homemade pie… and ate right out of the pan…

You will be rewarded abundantly with joy and happiness  

I feel the Lord lead me to do this How do you explain that?… You don’t!… You just know in your heart  when he is leading you … So let Him guide… Give Him the pleasure of a moment where You followed His heeding

and thanks Terry and Al for the visit… Maybe we’ll see each other again

“God Willing” and the “Creek Don’t Rise”… as the old timers use to say…

“Coca Cola” Night

Memory…

My son has (had) a neat Coca-Cola collection of various items …Needing room and as we get sometimes, a little tired of this hobby…I’ve taken it on myself to EBAY it…It just took two days to take pictures of everything!…After you go through these items individually…you see how really neat this hobby could be…The great clock …the truck full of little coke bottles …the unusual signs …the nostalgic “Coke Ladies” …and of course the “Coca-Cola Santa … I was very young when I had my first “Coke”…They came in a six-pack of short greenish bottles that could be returned for a few cents…You actually had to use a bottle opener to open them…Of course I was “hooked”!…I don’t guess there’s a better sensation than opening up a really cold bottle of Coca-Cola and taking that first sip Coke just goes with everything!…On Friday nights my Dad would usually bring home this little six pack…with some kind of salty thing to eat…or popcorn was popped…He watched “The Fights” (Boxing ) on Friday nights…and of course that’s what we had to watch too…It was just understood…Only one TV and in black and white for quite awhile…yes, I remember my first TV experience too!…You didn’t just get to open up as many Cokes as you want as kids do today…You got one for the week and you savored it!…It made things “special” …Sitting by my Dad acting like I loved watching “boxing”…and enjoying my “Coca-Cola”…a wonderful memory!