One of our favorite things to do at Presbyterian Senior Care is talk to our residents and learn a little more about their life experiences. We are always amazed at the stories our residents have to tell, and we value each and every bit of advice they share with us!
Presbyterian Village at North Church resident, Bud, has a lifetime worth of stories, and he loves to share all of them! Perhaps one of his most unusual, but interesting, stories comes from a trip he took to Venezuela. He went to help search for something buried deep in the jungle, but along the way, he was met with many challenges, with the first being a language barrier between him and his guide.
With communication impeded, Bud and his guide made their way through the winding streets of Caracas, where they were eventually met by armed men. Unbeknownst to them, they had inadvertently stumbled upon a drug operation, but luckily for Bud, his guide was able to talk the men down and actually got them to help in Bud’s search.
Once Bud found what he was looking for, he was met with another obstacle: a python was slithering right over his feet! It had just eaten, and Bud could still see the lump in the snake’s belly. Lucky for him, the snake paid him no attention and simply went on its way. After that, Bud left the jungle and made his way back home.
While Bud is a very active storyteller, this is one of the stories that resonates with us the most. When asked why he likes living at Presbyterian Village at North Church, he simply states that he hasn’t seen a single python since he’s been here.
We are so glad that Bud is enjoying himself, and hasn’t seen a python at Presbyterian Village at North Church. We couldn’t be happier to lend and ear and listen to his great stories, and stories from other residents in our Presbyterian Senior Care family.
Bud reminds us that adventure is everywhere, and sometimes, all you need to do is embrace aging to find it!