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29 May 2004

Heather: You were ahead of your times. I couldn’t understand why you were so upset when they tore down the Rocky Hill Chapel because it was in the way of the 95 Freeway. You wanted them to move it to the Fairgrounds as a historical building. The ignorant people, with lack of foresight, tore it down. Now as I age, I understand why you were upset. If that building were still standing today, the county could use it as a tourist attraction or the historical society could use it as meeting room. After all, how long ago was that building built and it was kept up all those years.

Audrey: I am glad I’m old. I would not want to be 20 years old now.

I am so upset when they take the older reporters on TV off and put a younger person in the older person’s place.  Old newscasters are taken off. I’m reading Tom Brokaw’s book. That’s a different story. It’s nice and interesting. I’ll grab a book and pick it up anywhere I am and begin reading. I’m always reading back and forth. I keep reading. All those I’m meant to read, I really want to read it. Every book get everything upset or up in arms in the first part of the book and then the end is what happens. I have been so busy. I’ve got a lot of books to read!

Tom (Audrey’s friend at Alpine Nursing Home), he’s about to die. He’ll he dead.

6 June 2004

H: Really? Well, I never stopped to realize that, but that goes with that old New England saying, “Use it up. Wear it out. Or do without.” What was it like to move to West Warwick in that big house?

Audrey: Oh, all the houses I lived in were big. Now I live in a mansion (Alpine Nursing Home) but I only have one room, but it is enough. [Laughter] I’m reading –oh I can’t remember–wait a minute. I’ve got to back-up in my chair and go over and get it. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. Do you know Tom Brokaw? That Tom Brokaw’s book is cute. I like the picture on the front cover. I guess it is a couple who are saying “good-bye”. The Greatest Generation, that’s the book you sent me. The only thing that is sad is people getting killed. That drives me crazy.

I lived through all that war.

4 September 2004

Heather: Well, we have been talking almost an hour, so your hand is letting you know. What book are you reading now?

Audrey: The newscaster guy, Tom Brokaw.