In the pink
Age and age related illness, as storyteller Victoria Burnett shared in her personal story at the National Storytelling Festival about visiting an older cousin, has its benefits. While her cousin’s wheelchair got them upgraded seats and a face-to-face meet with a major rock star, my mom’s 90 years got us some perks at the festival. With her handicapped permit, we could park in handicapped parking and would have except the festival was overrun by folks with handicapped permits who got there earlier than we did. With her gray hair and walking cane, we rode the golf carts without any qualms. But best of all, with her hearing aids we could sit in the hot pink front seats reserved for the hearing impaired.