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May 2016

The Bellinghman
Date: 2013-01-28 16:45
Subject: Mopping up spilt blood
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It's somewhat ironic.

Saturday saw higher temperatures, with the snow beginning to thaw off. The late evening saw heavy rain, which washed away the last of the snow.

So of course it's on Sunday morning that we got a knock on the door: an elderly man had managed to slip and fall over on the pavement two doors down, and the knock on the door was a passer-by asking for help.

(We were in, whereas the inhabitants of the nearer houses weren't.)

It was an old man from the other end of our street. He was a bit shaken, and bleeding from his forehead. But he was conscious and decently coherent for someone aged 87. Some of his neighbours turned up, and we made him comfortable with blanket and cushion while waiting for an ambulance to come (we wanted him checked out, in case of concussion etc.).

And then we used some of the rest of the tissues to mop up the small red pool on the ground.

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User: irishkate
Date: 2013-01-28 22:22 (UTC)
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Glad, for his sake, you were in.
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User: irishkate
Date: 2013-02-03 21:39 (UTC)
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Happy birthday!!
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2013-02-04 11:47 (UTC)
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Thank you!
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