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Call-a-Bus Meets Anne Woodlen


We interrupt this series of blogs about Medicaid patients being unable to get home health aides in order to bring you a short history of Call-a-Bus. Call-a-Bus, hereinafter referred to as CAB, is public transportation solely for people who are … Continue reading

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From God to Linda McKeown–There’s a Trip


How do I know that God’s got my back? The first and biggest confirmation of this came about three years after I was diagnosed with nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, which is a rare form of kidney damage that is caused by bad doctors … Continue reading

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I Am Her Job


Continuation of letter to Centro Operations Director: I repeatedly asked [the call-taker in Centro Operations] for the information [about when my ride would arrive].  She refused to give it, repeatedly demanding to know if I wanted to cancel.  I said, “I’ve … Continue reading

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From Linda McKeown to Aunt Naomi


There was no apparent logic behind how trips were scheduled for Call-a-Bus, and if you weren’t waiting at the door when the bus came then you’d miss your ride.  Assuming you actually got on the bus, the drivers were hostile and lazy.  … Continue reading

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Rosie


Yesterday I asked Rosie for help in filling out the applications to skilled nursing facilities.  A couple different agency people had told me that I should ask Rosie for help.  I have asked her in the past.  Rosie is a … Continue reading

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The Franks, and No More Jazz


Centro bus company has gotten a bazillion dollars of the taxpayers’ money to build the Hub–an unpleasant new bus center erected downtown that preempted the Red Cross blood collection station.  And how is Centro serving those taxpayers? Well, it for darn sure … Continue reading

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Speaking of Insanity . . . Centro, Again


My fiancé was a fighter pilot in the Marine Corps. He died when his plane crashed and his parachute didn’t open. I would like to attend the Memorial Day Watchfire that is being held at the New York State Fair.  … Continue reading

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