A restroom confessional-“His name is Billy Damn-it!”

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  1. Kelly says:

    What a great story – it’s sad how some people are so self-centered they just don’t listen to anything from anyone else! My only other thought is maybe the woman is hard of hearing? Either way – she made no effort to LISTEN!
    So sorry about your brother – I’ve met many people with Down Syndrome and they are always very special – they love and accept people as they are – we could all learn an important lesson from them! So sorry you lost him so young! Hugs! ❤

  2. Lois Catanzaro says:

    I could go on reading all you have here but it is 12:15 am and I had better get to bed. Maybe I just could attach a little buggy behind your coach and go with you. Maybe not, too many aches and pains so I will just be blessed by reading about your travels and dream along with you. Be carful and take care!! Much Love!! Lois

    • Sharon Rasmussen says:

      Lois, I’ll bring you along on all the many off the beaten paths we take. Your are forever in my heart! I love you!

  3. Sherry says:

    What a gift is this wonderful post and the story of this young man, the foolish woman and your brother. The insensitivity of some people is hard to believe. Beautifully told Sharon. David’s gorgeous song speaks words of my heart. In the silence is definitely when we notice. Your video combining both stills and video is just fantastic. I sure wish I knew how to do something so creative. The song reminds me of lines from Mary Oliver’s Poem How I Go to the Woods when she too speaks for me opening it by saying “Ordinarily I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable” The poem closes with “I can hear the almost unhearable sound of the roses singing. If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love you very much”. Thank you for this Sharon and David. Where are you now?

    • Sharon Rasmussen says:

      Sherry, thank you for your kind words and for sharing Mary Oliver’s poem with us. I truly love it! We recently read a book by Andy Andrews that you would enjoy, “The Noticer.” You and your David are definitely among the ‘noticers’. We are in Tennessee now. Big hugs to you both.

  4. Love this post sweetheart. Your writing makes me laugh, it makes me feel, and always reminds me what a very special person you are,

  5. Nancy and Bill says:

    That is hysterical on one hand and sad on the other. One of our favorite thing about you and David is that you do take time to “Notice!!” Such touching words about your brother…would love to have met him:o))

    • Sharon Rasmussen says:

      Sometimes I just notice how some people can be so rude and inconsiderate! 🙂 But, that then makes me really appreciate all of the goodness in the rest of the world. Darrell would have loved you and Bill!

  6. Cori says:

    Still one of my favorite stories!!!

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