Albion bus rider, 79, missing

Albion bus rider, 79, missing

There are 21 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Aug 4, 2008, titled Albion bus rider, 79, missing. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A man in the early stages of Alzheimer's is believed to have bought a bus ticket from Battle Creek to Shreveport, Louisiana, but did not arrive with the bus.

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Brenda

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Aug 4, 2008
I hope he is found soon...my thoughts to the family at this time. However, why, when in the early stages of Alzheimers, would anyone want him to ride the bus alone? That is a very long bus ride....
stroosinator

Deerfield, IL

#2 Aug 4, 2008
Brenda wrote:
I hope he is found soon...my thoughts to the family at this time. However, why, when in the early stages of Alzheimers, would anyone want him to ride the bus alone? That is a very long bus ride....
I agree, Brenda. I would think the family, if they couldn't afford to send somebody with him, would have at least alerted the driver, who could have kept an eye on him.
hss

Glen Spey, NY

#3 Aug 4, 2008
Why would anyone want to get on a bus at all after what happened in Canada last week.

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#4 Aug 4, 2008
stroosinator wrote:
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I agree, Brenda. I would think the family, if they couldn't afford to send somebody with him, would have at least alerted the driver, who could have kept an eye on him.
The driver would most likely not have been able to make sure that he got on the right bus at his transfer points. Somebody should have gone with him.
pjdutchville

United States

#5 Aug 4, 2008
hss wrote:
Why would anyone want to get on a bus at all after what happened in Canada last week.
Gee, hss...why would anyone get on an airplane after a hole was found in the side of a Quantas jet last week? Just remain the hermit that you are, and get a clue.

Since: May 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Aug 4, 2008
My thoughts are with the family, and I hope he is found safe.
Cindy

Taylor, MI

#7 Aug 4, 2008
I know the family personally, and they did not send him on the bus ride alone. He left on his own without the family knowing and purchased his own ticket. The family was hoping that he arrived in Louisiana, however upon arrival of the bus, he was not on it. Please send your prayers out this family and his safe return.
KIM REECE

Kalamazoo, MI

#8 Aug 4, 2008
I will be praying that he be found.
KIM REECE

Kalamazoo, MI

#9 Aug 4, 2008
I will be praying thathe be found.

“Be Respectful”

Since: Jul 08

Grand Rapids

#10 Aug 4, 2008
People in the early stages of alzheimers really do believe they can handle certain situations. He, I'm sure, thought he was quite capable of making this trip.

My prayers go out to his family and friends. I certainly hope he is found safe.
Billy Bob

Syracuse, NY

#11 Aug 4, 2008
Very crappy disease. Its hard to watch someone go through this. I hope the find him.
My 2 cents

Edmonds, WA

#12 Aug 4, 2008
Cindy wrote:
I know the family personally, and they did not send him on the bus ride alone. He left on his own without the family knowing and purchased his own ticket. The family was hoping that he arrived in Louisiana, however upon arrival of the bus, he was not on it. Please send your prayers out this family and his safe return.
Please explain, if they did not know he got the ticket, how were they waiting for him in Louisiana?
loves the country

Grandville, MI

#13 Aug 4, 2008
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Please explain, if they did not know he got the ticket, how were they waiting for him in Louisiana?
probably has family there and assumed thats where he would go? I hope he is found safe.
a grandmother

Grand Haven, MI

#15 Aug 4, 2008
My heart goes out to this family~and this gentleman. He must be so confused and frightened. I hope that he is found safe. Alzheimer's is a scary disease.
waitress-lady

United States

#16 Aug 4, 2008
I pray he is found safe and sound. This has to be so hard on the family.

Since: Jun 08

Battle Creek, MI

#17 Aug 5, 2008
Happily he was found in Mississippi!
Anonymous

AOL

#18 Aug 5, 2008
Billy Bob wrote:
Very crappy disease. Its hard to watch someone go through this. I hope the find him.
I agree! I watched my mom go through Alzheimer's for 7 long years. I watched my mom die from it in a nursing home that day. Its a very mean disease.
ummm

Flat Rock, MI

#19 Aug 5, 2008
I am so glad they found him safe and sound.
stroosinator

Deerfield, IL

#20 Aug 5, 2008
Gentle Taz wrote:
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The driver would most likely not have been able to make sure that he got on the right bus at his transfer points. Somebody should have gone with him.
True...I didn't think of that...they did mention a few transfers. Glad he was found safe.

“Be Respectful”

Since: Jul 08

Grand Rapids

#21 Aug 5, 2008
chele1007 wrote:
Happily he was found in Mississippi!
Thank God! I'm sure his family is relieved.

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