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Methodist fish fry Friday; prescription elusive, costly

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The world of prescriptions for our special medical needs is another one of life’s trying experiences, to say the least.

Right now, as I write this on Monday morning, I am waiting for a prescription to be filled that is in all probability one that should not be missed when taken on a daily basis. Although I called my caretaker son, Jimmy, to call the drug store to be sure I would not run out on Wednesday of this week, he called back and said the OK had to come from Wake Med Hospital and we just had to wait.

There was no call back until Monday when Jimmy called again, We learned that they had contacted the drug store and all we could do was wait until they called me. And that is what I’m doing — waiting.

Good news! I just had a call on Tuesday afternoon from my drug store that my prescription is ready! Phew, that was a close call. I have two days of that prescription left!

Some of you may remember when I had a Golden Retriever named Red. Well, sadly he passed from this world when only eight years old. We have him buried in our back side yard with the help from Jimmy, who always went to the vet with me.

We had to have him put to sleep when his rheumatism was so bad, if he fell down in the kitchen, he could not get up. Either I had to slide him over the linoleum floor to get him over to carpet in the dining room or living room. This was no easy task for me because I am using a walking cane now to get around.

My balance sense is not up to par ever since falling on my stairway in August 2014. I called Jimmy again or struggled with Red myself, which I did twice. It was no easy task because he weighed about 90-plus pounds.

The Wake Forest United Methodist Church is putting on another of their now famous fish fries today starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m.

For several of these fish fries, members of the church have made homemade tasty desserts for $1 each. They are displayed on the far end table in the Family Life Center. Many attendees don’t realize they are all for sale at only $1 each. Everyone is encouraged to look over these delectable treats of your choice and carry them home if you like or treat yourself right there. These are all homemade and some even have signatures so you can buy from your favorite chefs. Many treats will have a note describing with the name or special contents (nuts, gluten-free sugar-free, etc.) of your dessert.

Your support of this UMM fish fry is very much appreciated. Please also support the fish and chicken fry at Hope House on Friday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. This funds Friendship Chapel’s missions such as mentoring as well as book bag and food distribution in northeast Wake Forest.

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Wake Forest’s annual CROP Walk is Sunday, Sept. 22 in Wake Forest. You are asked to participate and/or contribute by either walking either 1.6 miles or 5K miles on sidewalks in Wake Forest.

Bob Allen, publisher emeritus of The Wake Weekly, invites comments at 919-556-3059 or