Pick Me Up, Before you Go, Go!


Does this evoke the smiles, juvenile and fun memories of the Wham song,

“Wake Me Up, Before You Go (Go)?” I called using the telephone at work,

my friend, Anna, and she did not answer since she did not recognize the

number last night. I left a message and told her,

“I am leaving work and it is now 5:30 p.m. You were going to come by and

get me to take me to the ‘Invitations Only Event.’ I will be ready a little bit

after 6:00! See you in a bit!”

I ran into the apartment building, waving at a neighbor, stripped down and

washed entire body with a washcloth. My hair had been curled and ‘set’

last night, my youngest daughter has taught me to put it in a bun and it

will hold the curl. Baby fine hair would be wilting if I showered.

I put all the lotion and makeup back onto my face and body, added

a few extra sprays of a light cologne, got dressed up and ran back to

the front of the building and was there at 6:02. I sat down and took a

few cleansing breaths, loving the temperature and the rod iron bench

in the front of the building is where I hang out catching rides sometimes

from friends. On weekends, I volunteer for designated driver status.

At 6:10 I was worried. Still no cell phone so did not know what to do?

I took out my little pad of paper and it held this simple message:

“Meet Anna in the front of my apt. building at 6:00 on Thurs.”

I decided to clomp back around the building outside along the alley.

I went around the corner and ran up to Anna’s little perky blue car.

I did not yell, but I took my pad of paper out and said,

“Hey, did you forget this note I wrote to myself? You sat on your sofa

and saw me write it.”

She laughed and said,

“Maybe you should have made me a duplicate copy, Robin!”

It was like a Lucy and Ethel moment. We are senior citizens and we

are forgetful.

I hugged her through her rolled down window and said,

“Thank you for believing I would be going with you. It has been since

Saturday morning. Remember the old days when people set times

and dates? No one needed to confirm anything on cell phones or text

messages? This has been a hectic week and I cannot believe recent

developments in my investigation. I will get in on the other side and

let’s go!”

So, I had a note taped to my door on Wednesday. This was Thursday

night. It said, “I know you don’t have a cell phone, if you can call me

or drop by the police station tonight.

I found out that the surveillance tape revealed the man who took my

purse. He was directly sitting in front of me, slouched in his chair.

He gradually went lower in his slouch, very casually using his long,

lanky legs to grab my purse. He then slowly brought it back under his

own chair. He threw it into his backpack and left. I did not recognize him

but the cops all knew him.

My friend, Officer Sean Frank told me that he needed my credit card

numbers. (Which by the way, companies will not tell you them, even if

they are cancelled over the phone.)

I got from my bank the VISA debit card number and called it in on

Thurs. It means the man will be charged with a felony.

The Event was awesome!

We met a lot of great people.

I talked to a nice man named John.

Anna talked to a great man named Don.

We laughed and enjoyed ourselves in a place called “Bar 145” and it

was a fun time had by us all.

More details later.

Time is up at the library!

Please check out,

“Music and Lyrics” movie for a light-hearted musical team which reminds

me of “Wham” band. Also, Drew Barrymore is precious in this, along with

Hugh Grant being himself and funny, too.

I have two people to go around the Delaware Arts Festival tomorrow.

I have not seen Amber or my painting I commissioned yet.

I have one person, a potter female librarian to go around with on


Enjoy, smile, laugh and have a wonderful weekend.

Oh, I may never get my purse back but Felicia is getting me a ‘nice’

phone and will get it on Sunday!



About reocochran

I am experiencing crazy and hapless adventures in dating that may interest people over fifty. I am now approaching 62 later this year and enjoy taking photographs, incorporating stories or poetry on my blog. I have many old posts which are informative and written like essays. I have several love stories collected from family and friends. Even strangers spill their stories, since I am a grown version of the girl next door. I have been trying to live a healthy lifestyle with better food selections and active hiking and walking. I have written four children's books and illustrated them. They are not published but a battered women's shelter used one about neglect and abuse for their children's program and a 4H group used my "Kissing a Bunny is like saying a Prayer" as a coloring book. Please comment or respond so I may get a chance to know you. Sincerely, Robin

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  1. I am glad to hear they caught the purse snatcher. I hope you got back all your things of value. It’s funny you mentioned the band, Wham. They have a song called “Credit Card, Baby.” That song seems to fit your circumstance with this story. – Mike

    • I am smiling at the song, “Credit Card, Baby,” Mike! The purse won’t be returned since he is not admitting to having it. I think he may have dumped it, but not sure.
      The liberating feeling of not having a phone will be solved tomorrow when youngest daughter brings me a phone! Smiles and have a great weekend. The case will be ongoing…. just happy to know they know who it was!

  2. Life is always an adventure isn’t it Robin? You have such a flexible attitude. I would never trust people to meet me anymore, so I always try to verify before I leave the house. By the way, I am glad they are going to nab the man who stole your purse. I have a notebook with xerox copies of all my credit cards, my driver’s license, my passport, my Triple A card, etc. That way, if anything happens, at least I can use the numbers. It sounds like you’ve had a great week. Fun, upbeat, refreshing post.

    • Thanks for enjoying the post and seeing this in a positive light. I realize it is the 3rd post on the same subject matter but was hoping it would fill everyone in and help me to finally put some of this behind me.
      The police investigation case is ongoing, as you know from watching shows, there is still the legal aspect of it all. I am not sure if I will have to testify, Beth! The Order part is finished in a way, while the Law part is still going on.
      I am hoping you have had a good week and will be checking in sometime later. Meeting Jenny and have already gone by the Creative Foundations and the artwork by Amber was not completed. I was hoping to give it to Felicia tomorrow! Smiles and hugs!

    • Yes, the nice new phone is a silver lining, Pauline! I just wish this case were completed but it is an ongoing process, if you watch Law and Order, the Order part is nearly finished and then, the legal or Law part will be the next process. Smiles and hoping to check in sometime on everyone’s posts. Meeting Jenny to walk around the Art Fest!

    • Most people take some of the items out and dump the rest. The purse may no longer be retrievable. It is an ongoing investigation but the bicycle cop and the security guard had checked the dumpsters and the various close by places. The video shows the thief but the legal aspects are not finished… Smiles and hoping you have a special weekend, Marissa!

  3. I’m so glad they got the creep, Ann. I hope he gets convicted and spends time in the joint, maybe needing to chip pebbles off a boulder with a pickaxe. Sorry it sounds like all of your belongings were ditched. Dang. I hope your new phone from Felicia has all the bells and whistles. A good camera! Texting!!

    Nice man name John?

    I hope you have a great weekend, my fried. πŸ™‚

    • John was nice but he decided to be open and tell me that since I don’t golf, ski or skate, along with ballroom dancing I did not meet his ‘criteria,’ Mark! Ha ha! I wished him luck and was fine with all the other conversations but had already spent more time than I should with him. The event ended and we headed back towards Delaware. Anna’s Don almost cried because this was his first time since a recent break up. She offered her number and support as a friend. I think both Don (in Clintonville) and John (in Marysville) were nice just not meant for us!
      Have a fantastic weekend and thanks for wishing the guy had to chip away at boulders! ha ha!

  4. I’m glad they have the guy who stole your purse and it’s contents Robin. Not that that is going to get your things back, but I hope so.

    And I’m glad you have so many wonderful things in your life!!!! πŸ™‚

  5. Good to read some great news in your post Robin.
    Felon identified and facing conviction.
    Apart from that distraction, all appears back on track with your life.
    Good friends and a lovely time at Bar 145.
    Keep smiling my friend.

    • Emu, you are a sweet and good guy. Thanks for the supportive comments and will be back to read soon.
      Thanks for reading and choosing some of the bright spots to focus on, too!

    • This was such a thoughtful comment, Emu. First got sidetracked by activities and then work. You are often busy in exciting activities too! Thank you for this message and be careful of those snakes you posted about! πŸ™‚

    • Jill, the man was nice, took quite awhile to talk and listen. We liked similar movies but he finally asked about things I simply will never do: golf, skiing and skating. He also likes to ‘cha cha’ at a place called, Dance Plus. I told him movies and dancing sound great…. He wandered off to get a drink and never came back. So sorry to disappoint.
      I am off to the Arts Fest and hoping to have a nice phone tomorrow! Smiles!

    • Thank you, Beth. I finally got a new phone on Monday. Sunday I was again at Arts Fest. Hope you had a good one and will have a wonderful 3 day weekend, Beth!

  6. I laughed about the “memory” reference. *sighs* Yep, getting to know that one. As for the creepo who stole your purse … so glad the police ID’ed him. Crazy nutso world we live in, my friend. Just glad YOU are OK!!! Love, Amy ❀

    • This brightened my evening, Amy. Nothing better than a big dose of sympathy but have been much better emotionally. Love your calling him a crazy nuts ha ha! xo take care

  7. I really need to stay caught up my friend!! I had no idea you were having so many adventures over here! I am so glad though that the thief was caught and that you are ok!!!!! Hugs!! ❀

  8. Oh, lor’- you’ve been robbed! I had to delve back a bit to find this. Horrible experience! You weren’t hurt- that’s the main thing. Hugs, Robin ! πŸ™‚

    • Jo, could have worse. Thanks for caring and sympathetic words. Also, no worries about checking in. I am behind always! That’s life. Hope you have a great weekend and look forward to another walk with Jo. Xo

  9. such a pity and such a shame to recall that famous song after having been robbed… 😦
    * * *
    take care and be careful, Robin! my very best, stay healthy and “cool”! have a positive & optimistic week, cheers! πŸ™‚ MΓ©lanie

    • Melanie, the reason why I used the song, was because I had to rely on my friends’ memory. I did not have a cell phone to call them to say come and get me. I had to literally drive over to their homes to schedule when we would go to the Arts Festival in Delaware, Ohio. It was not meant to sound sad nor to make people think of the song when being robbed. I used it as a tune to let you know, I was fine and okay. I am not sad.
      I just said, “Pick me up before you go go” since we all remember things with music! Smiles, Robin

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