At our first Bliss Town Hall, held on April 17, 2023, everything went well except for one missing link! Our zoom host, Elaine Drover did not have an experienced support person with her and neither Elaine nor her new helper, Munna had been taught the difference between “private” and “everyone” zoom chat messages. Nor did Munna have the experience to help when Elaine’s voca failed to repeat her entire message. (See ***) After her opening message, all of Elaine’s messages went privately to Shirley and not to the full group! The group members took action and volunteered their messages, without prompting. So the meeting proceeded. However, Elaine did not know her messages were not being received and the group did not know Elaine was messaging!
Here is what Elaine had prepared in advance to open the meeting:
*** WELCOME TO OUR COMMNINCCATE MEETING.,
WE .CA N ‘TALK THROUHGH VOCA AND LETTERS BOARDS.. WE CAN SHARE IDEAS WITH EACH OTHER.
WE ALS’ UNDERSTAND WHEN PEOPLE TALK TO US,
WEE ARE SMART TOO. WE KNOW WHAT WE THINK ABD FEEL.
W E ALSO PLAY MUSIC WITH IPADS.Ñ
WE HAVE FUN.
I trust people.
I had good frriiend ALEN became a coundeller- WHERE I LIVED AN WE TA;KED ALOT
MRS. MARTIN WAS MY TEACHER. WE Develop A RELEATSHIP LOVE AAND HATE RELEAT
I KNEW THIS BEATIIFUL LADY WHO USED BLISSS. SHHE LOVED LLIFE.
SUE SHOWED ME HOW I MPORTANT LISTEN TO ANTHOER PERSON
HERE TODAY WE SHARED AND SHARING EVERYDAY.
OUR FRIEND PAUL WORKED HARD. I HAVE BEEN IN THEIR CONFORTABLE. In the world we bring
something to the table horw you, feel or just need a llittkle heart
MUSIC WITH IPAD IS BEATIFUL WE ENJOY EVERY WEEK.
WR ARE LUCLY THOSE PEOPLE CAREE TO HAPPEN.
COMMUNICATE IN VERY IMPPORTANT.
(Shirley) The above message did not get communicated to the group! I am pleased we can share it now in Blissful Thoughts!! I am glad that Elaine paid tribute to Sue Odell (1953-1994) and Paul Marshall (1963-2016). They were both wonderful role models for the Bliss alumni who followed them! We thank Munna for stepping in at the last minute to try to help Elaine. Next time we will give Munna more assistance in advance.
Here is a record of Elaine’s chat messages:
13:00:19 From Elaine Drover to Everyone:
13:01:10 From Elaine Drover to Everyone:
WE (See *** above)
13:37:37 From Elaine Drover with Munna to Shirley McNaughton(Direct Message):
I THINK SOMEONE ELSE TURN
13:52:24 From Elaine Drover with Munna to Shirley McNaughton(Direct Message):
From Elaine Drover with Munna to Shirley McNaughton(Direct Message):
PHONEEEEE IS VERY I,MPORTANT WITH VOCA
14:10:42 From Elaine Drover with Munna to Shirley McNaughton(Direct Message):
14:11:29 From Elaine Drover with Munna to Shirley McNaughton(Direct Message):
WE SPELL WORDS
(Shirley) In context during the Town Hall, Elaine’s messages would have made a supportive contribution to the discussion. Too bad, I was not quick enough to realize I needed to pass them on to the full group!
We’ll both do better next time!
Elaine and Shirley