Remember When

Picture taken in 1969, at Woodstock. Assuming she was 21 at the time the photo was taken, she is now eligible for social security. Kinda puts the following story into context.

They had a plan and a destination in mind. They executed the plan and made it to their destination. I’d say they were a lot more successful than my grandfather.

Elderly men escape nursing home for heavy metal concert

Two nursing home residents snuck out for a night of a lifetime.Author: Nia Wesley Published: 7:48 AM CDT August 6, 2018 Updated: 10:41 AM CDT August 6, 2018

Wacken, Germany — Two elderly men escaped their nursing home in northern Germany for a night of heavy metal, according to a German news organization Deutsche Welle.

The men allegedly snuck out of their nursing home on Friday to attend Wacken Open Air, the world’s largest heavy metal festival.

Local police found the men at the festival around 3 am and told DW the men were ‘disoriented and dazed’.

The men were reportedly reluctant to leave the fest but were returned to the nursing home safely, according to DW.

Wacken Open Air music fest attracts heavy metalheads from around the world.

My paternal grandfather who was in his nineties at the time got it in his head that he wanted to go back to Sicily. He would throw some underwear, socks, and a shirt into a gym bag and head for the waterfront in New York City. He came over on the boat and that was how he was gonna leave.

My grandmother would get a call from NYPD to come and get him. This happened four or five times. The officers would end up putting him into a taxi and send him home. 

NYPD called one night and told her that they had him in Harlem. She didn’t have enough money to pay that taxi fare. She told the officers to put him on the subway train pointed towards the Bronx. If he got off the train before he made it to the station, the next cops that found him would call, and the fare would be more affordable. She was right!