Blind Bridging The Generation Gap By John Schwery Another time, a friend of mine and I were late visiting someone in a hospital. We came to a bridge that we knew had rails going along the side of the bridge. I suggested that we pick up our canes and run across the bridge to save time. I ran along, away from the rail but with my fingers touching the rail. As I got to the other end my fingers brushed across the back of someone wearing a jacket. I warned my friend behind me, or, I tried to warn him. He must have been running right against the rail because he hit the person, a woman, and knocked her over. I walked back to the woman and asked her if we could help her. She would only answer, "Leave me alone." Feeling frustrated, we waited a little bit until some others came and helped her. We visited our friend in the hospital and told her and her husband about our encounter. Our friend had just had an operation and it hurt her to laugh. Later, we heard that the newspaper said something like, blind man knocks down old woman.