Photographer Pablo Maurer stumbled upon a few of these resorts while exploring the abandoned Penn Hills Resort. Once a honeymooner’s destination, the so-called “Paradise of Pocono Pleasure” closed in 2009 and now looks like the set of a zombie apocalypse film. During his visit to the deserted resort, Maurer found an old matchbook adorned with an illustration of the Penn Hills pool at the height of its popularity. He looked at the illustration and then at the ruins of the pool and came up with the idea to photograph the current state of similar abandoned spaces that were once depicted in old postcards.
I’m another ’72 diagnosed person (41 years in December). I remember “woozie” (woozy?) from those years. It was the perfect word. Onomatopoeia (great Todd Rundgren song). There would be a little cartoon figure in the teaching literature. (No word or figure for highes as I remember.) Woozie worked then. Many years later lows (and highs) changed, and have contininued to change. Today they are sometime sneaky and come out of nowhere. Others are more obvious like delayed eating after a shot. (I’m MDI and machine test.) The worst lately have been pernicious lows that won’t respond to carbs/glucose, or that go up a little and then crash again soon after. Happening a lot at work lately.
I cannot express my heartbreak for you and the loss of your precious daughter. I have 2 and a granddaughter. They are my life as well as my wife. I can’t help but feel a negligence on the part of the medical staff, in my opinion. Your daughter was off the opiates for awhile making her ‘opiate naive’. That amount of medication,dosage,etc. would definitely kill someone especially if there’s no home are staff or med staff around to monitor the situation.
Please accept my deepest and sincerest of sympathies and if you don’t mind, I’ll keep you in my prayers.