Saturday, October 4, 2008

Some Sadness

Last night a sad thing happened, a man died here at the park. He evidently just keeled over and fell to the floor. His wife couldn’t get signal on her cell phone so she went to a neighbor and they called 9-1-1 and did CPR. The fire department was here within 10 minutes, but there was nothing that could be done. Dave happened upon the wife early this morning when he took Cheye out. She was trying to use the payphone to make and receive calls. Dave waved down a staff member and they took her over to the office. Some family came this afternoon and left with her and the RV.

It seemed to be a day to chat with people. We went to breakfast at the Lodge this morning and we met Fred and Paulette. Fun people! They have been full timing quite a while and this winter they will be going to Florida to work at Disney World for a few months. Seems Disney likes to higher RV’ers for the Christmas rush. After lunch some folks were walking by and stopped to chat. They were the people that did the CPR on the gentleman the died. They have been full timing for about 10 years and said this is the 4th time they have been at a park where someone died. Later a lady stopped and asked if we were really from South Dakota and chatted for a while. Add all that chatting with the small family reunion going on next to us and it was rather a noisy day.

We had a major cloud burst this afternoon but there was a beautiful sunset and now the crickets are chirping. I think that after all that happened today it will be a peaceful night.

Photos: taken in Lake of the Spring park
video: more slides from Lake of the Springs

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