As most of you know, I like to brag about the semi-rural location where my wife and I live. We feel blessed to have our home and be able to enjoy quiet and the wildlife around us. But, man mixing with wildlife is not always a good thing. As several of you know, when I send directions to my home, I always try to give a warning to be alert for deer on the road when one arrives at a certain point. That warning is not intended as a joke, it is serious.
I mentioned recently, I am in the middle of working to help the candidate of my choice for a high office. (shop time has been nil lately) My daughter, living in another part of Arkansas, is a paid staff member for that same candidate. My daughter actively uses FaceBook. Recently she 'met' a girl on FB who volunteered to help our candidate. The girl lives only about a 1/2 mile from me. Very handy. I called her to make arrangements to meet and for me to bring materials to her. She offered to make phone calls. Finding volunteers to make calls is very difficult. No one likes making calls for hours on end. Hard, frustrating work.
Hang on....I'm getting to the point of all this......
When I got to the house, I found she is severely disabled. A lovely 22 year old, very bright, girl who can barely walk with the use of a cane and has only partial control of her hands. Just looking at her is a heart breaker.
What happened, and it was in my subdivision, she was in her family's car when an oncoming car hit a deer that suddenly jumped into the road. The oncoming car hit the deer which flew through the air, crashed through the windshield of the girl's car and broke her neck and back, nearly completely paralyzing her. A terrible tragedy.
So, friends, when you plan to visit Casa Fusco, and I hope you will, and I send an e-mail with directions that include the warning, "from this point on be alert for deer", I mean it. I really mean it.
BTW, there is an upside to this story. The girl has kept her faith and her belief in America. She wants to be useful and is excited about helping our guy get elected as her contribution to getting America back on the track our Founders intended.
My sorrow turned to joy knowing that deer did not break her spirit, just bones and nerves.