The West Point Story Sometimes the events of life and the misfortunes of others persuade one to act. My mother's friend, Virginia, fell in her home and lay on her kitchen floor for 4 days before someone, who was wondering about her health, came to her home and through a window saw Virginia on the floor. Good news: Virginia survived! She was hospitalized for a while to convalesce. As a result of this event, my dear Mother decided to move into a retirement home on March 1st! She will be 93 in May.