Well yesterday was the first day of the "weekly gathering" which is what it is called on the notice on the bulletin board in the library. It is much more detailed than the ad I had put here and which is going in freebie throw-a-way papers.
I do want to thank all for their remarks. I was very careful of all words used so none would be misconstrued. I originally thought of the word "social" and obviously, immediately discarded that. Nancy your suggestion of the word "companion" but that also would not fit. This isn't a dating type thing. If that should happen, great but it had to be sterile in every way.
So, I had gone to the movie "Miss Potter" earlier at a different library and gathered some extra reading matter to what I already had, because I was expecting to sit alone for 1-3/4 hours. They gave me a small room and said I may need a larger one later, but it was ok since I had put a low number on the form. I should have remembered to bring a sweater as the library like courthouses are always freezing. So, I sat down and read. The notice had gone up that morning because it had to be approved and the person would be there then, and I had only faxed the first notice to the paper called Seniors Today which is picked up in libraries etc.
The shock was that my ad was on the board but the one from the "other" original group wasn't. Whether she was having a new one made or it was taken down, I don't know. She had gone to a stroke support meeting at the large hospital in Daytona Beach and maybe she found what she was looking for.
My reading proved interesting though. I saw where there are summer aphasia meetings at another hospital in the Memorial chain and maybe she is going to that. Of course, there is nothing like the type I am trying. I've always said that I learned patience at Reiki which served me good when in rehab for this stroke and it will serve me well with this. I can do a lot of reading. LOL!
One article had gotten me all excited! It is for a Reiki Circle! I've looked for one not too far fo 4 years - and tonight is the night! (The downer for me is that it is held at a hospice which seems strange, but perhaps the people who visit there could use the energy.) And classes are being given for Reiki 1 in Bunnell. They are priced at 1/2 of what I paid 7 or 8 years ago which was less than other places- so if they give classes perhaps they will also have a circle. Bunnell is where I' m moving- great!
OK, week 1 if you haven't already figured it out was nada, but I'm not disappointed because by having the time to read, I found much more as well.