The Treasure Hunter

A blog by Joanne Yatvin

My Complaints for Today

on April 3, 2020

Der friends in the outside world,

Do you realize that life in a place where you have no family is more difficult than working at a hard job?  Although I have been living  well in Philadelphia for almost a year, I am now more lonely than someone in prison.  Yesterday at our building all  group activities were cancelled; no games, no group exercises, and no getting together  with other people to watch a movie in the auditorium. Right now the only way we may to communicate is by using our phones.  Unfortunately that is more difficult for me than   for others because I don’t remember their names.  So I can’t call their phones and talk to them.  Fortunately, I  remembered one person’s name last night and  I called her.  We talked for some time and she was very helpful. We pledged to talk again today.

I must end my complaining by assuring you that I am in better shape than I expected.  . Although I am  very bored, I am eating, drinking, bathing, and changing my cloths regularly. I have even been able to take a daily walk out doors. And I determined to survive. The only way you can help me is to communicate and suggest anything else I could do.  I have television, but almost everything on it is news.  So far the only other stuff is junk.

If you have any  advice for me I would appreciate it.  I would be pleased to play games with you if I am able to do so on my computer.

Thanks for listening to my complaining.  I can’t think of anything else to do right now.


3 responses to “My Complaints for Today

  1. starjumper47 says:

    Hi Joanne,
    Some of your friends from OCTE would love to chat. Email us at We’ll be in touch!
    Thinking of you,
    Laurie Dougherty


  2. Steve Buel says:

    Joanne, you might try a couple of things. Get a facebook page. Nothing to it really. You can keep up on what your old friends are doing and even play a game or two. You can play Scrabble for instance with a friend on line. Also, for under $10 a month you can subscribe to Netflix and everything on there doesn’t cost extra. There are lots of movies and some very good mysteries. (I particularly liked the Harlan Coben mysteries titled The Five, Safe and The Stranger. Stay safe. Love you. Steve


  3. Anne Kolibaba Larkin says:

    Read, baby, read! Buy books online from a local bookseller and have them delivered to you. Write bread-and-butter notes. Do you get get the Turner Classic Movies channel? If not, see if your retirement center can add it to your cable. Good luck!


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