Bryant Park W.P.B.

I live in downtown Lake Worth Beach… I’M SINGLE..SENIOR CITIZEN..AND GENERALLY A VERY POSITIVE PERSON…TAKE CARE OF MY MOM IN BOYNTON WHO’S 92.. LOVE MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND LOVE MY LAKE WORTHS BEACHSIDE COMMUNITY… MONEY’S STRESSFUL RIGHT NOW FOR MOST PEOPLE..AS IS THE FEAR OF CONTAMINATION… WE ARE NEAR THE BEACH (JUST A BRIDGE) BUT AREN’T ALOUD TO GO THERE.. I’M A SINGLE SENIOR LIVING ON NOW VERY DIMINISHED RESOURCES OF MONEY..WITH LOANS TAXES ELECTRIC ETC. IN A ONE BEDROOM RENTAL OF ONLY 450 SQ.FT. …I’VE SEEN EVERY MOVIE I OWN .. READ ALOT..FB ALOT.. COOK, CLEAN,FOOD SHOP, WALK OUR EMPTY TOWN..WHICH IS ALL SHUT DOWN EXCEPT FOR TAKE OUT FOOD WHICH I CAN NO LONGER AFFORD..AND HUMAN CONTACTS ARE RARE EXCEPT FOR SOME WHO DON’T BELIEVE IN SOCIAL DISTANCING… SO BASICALLY I ,FRIENDS , AND LOVED ONES BASICALLY ARE GETTING VERY BORED, EMOTIONLESS, SCARED, WORRIED AND GETTING NUMB… HOWEVER NOW THEY’VE ALSO SHUT DOWN A QUAINT AND LOVELY PARK ON THE INTERCOASTAL WATERWAY… BECAUSE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING… AND IT ANGERS ME THAT THIS ONCE VIBRANT AND QUIRKY TOWN IS NOT ALLOWING THE USE OF THE PARK BECAUSE SOME DON’T FOLLOW THE RULES… IN OTHER WORDS WE’RE ALL SUFFERING LONELINESS AND DEPRESSION FOR THE FEW BREAKING THE RULES… SUGGESTION: HOW LITTLE WILL IT COST TO HAVE VOLUNTEERED POLICING TO MAKE SURE SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES ARE FOLLOWED WITH BACK UP OF CALLING POLICE IF THE NEED ARISES? OR BETTER YET HAVE ONE OFFICER IN A PATROL CAR AT OR NEARBY THE PARK JUST TILL SUNDOWN… OR EVEN BETTER LET THE RESTAURANTS STAY OPEN WITH A 10 FT LIMIT BETWEEN CUSTOMERS AND STAFF STRICTLY ENFORCED BY OUR WONDERFUL AND CARING L.W.B. POLICE DEPT.. RULEBREAKERS.. GET SHUT DOWN IMMEDIATELY…NO IFS ANDS OR BUTS… TOMORROW THEY WILL KNOW THE SERIOUSNESS OF THEIR ACTIONS.. ESPECIALLY IF EVERYONE HAD TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY… SOME NOT PAYING THEIR BILLS… WHAT SAY YOU? WHY ARE THE RULE FOLLOWERS ALWAYS GETTING THE SHORT END OF THE STICK? WHICH CREATES MORE ANGER… AND LONELINESS…DEPRESSION… I’VE SEEN IT ALL OVER EVEN IN OUR CITY HALL.. IT’S THE FEELING OF POWERLESSNESS.. NOT THE AGENDA THAT MAKES US WANT TO FIGHT , REBEL, AND USE LAUGUAGE TO DEBASE ANOTHER HUMAN BEING… IT’S DEPRESSION , LONELINESS, FEAR AND NOT BEING LOVED AND NOT BEING ABLE TO SHOW AND RECIPROCATE THAT LOVE BACK TO OUR LITTLE DOWNTOWN IN Lake Worth Beach… What say you… Please share… It might be tour last time to share….

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: March 27, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone, Friends and family, Government, Leaders who make decisions, and My community

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Lake Worth
  • Age: Over 61
  • Gender: Male
  • Concerns: Being alone, Employment, Having enough food, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My child's education, Paying the bills, and Safety of my neighborhood

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: Think ahead to what's next
  • Who my story is about: My community
  • Why people acted the way they did: --
  • How people were treated: --
  • In my story, there are: Solutions to problems
  • In my story: I am stressed out
  • My story shows: I have no control
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story is about: Hope