Tuesday, September 20, 2011

97th Birthday!

By Jerry Gaudet

Dickson Gault 1951
Many CHS'54 classmates came through Piedmont JHS when Mr. Dickson Gault was principal.

Dick and his wife, Ruth, have lived at Wilora Lake lodge for about twenty years now. Dick says "old age is catching up to them...if not passing them by".

Recently, Dick had to move to the Healthcare Center at Wilora Lake because of failing ability to take care of himself. He's mostly confined to his bed and when up he's in a wheelchair. Except for a little failing memory now and then, he is still a pretty sharp fellow who just had his 97th birthday on Saturday, September 17, 2010. It's not too late to celebrate his birthday. What's a few days in 97 years?

Ruth is "legally blind", suffering vision loss because of macular degeneration, but is still able to live in their apartment. Ruth and Dick say they are "doing the best they can, under their circumstances". Amen to that. We should all do as much.

An encouraging card would be gratefully received...
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Gault
6053 Wilora Lake Rd., Apt# 136
Charlotte, NC 28212