Posted February 12, 2009

As a follow up to a post from last month – I wanted to share what Mr. Bouey had to say about his recent trip to the Inauguration of President Barack Obama…

“I felt born again,” said Alfred Bouey, resident of
Holley Court Terrace, a Brookdale senior living community in Oak Park,

“I never dreamed this day would ever happen in American
history. I have witnessed not only my greatest wish, but also the dream
of my parents,” said Bouey, the grandson of slaves. “I’m still on cloud
nine,” he said.

Bouey began to get excited the morning he and his family
left for Washington, D.C. Once  they arrived  at the hotel, that’s when
it hit him; he would be witnessing history in the making.

The most memorable part of the trip was seeing President
Obama taking the oath. “I felt pure joy,” said Bouey. “Tears were
flowing all around me, and down my cheeks as well.”

What a joyful story to tell.  For this whole story and other inspiring stories of seniors who get to live out their dream, go to Brookdales Experience of a Lifetime Page.

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