I'll Lock Up
- New Forest
In the UK we use term, walking stick, rather than cane. My own is really more of a comfort blanket, the surgeon who performed my hip replacement surgery recommended it. He explained that should I stumble, using the stick to steady my balance will help prevent a fall. How right he was, twice it's saved me from a serious tumble.I already own the cane I hope I won’t be needing anytime soon. It’s a simple wooden crook, which to my eye is far better looking than those aluminum things, and much more elegant than those fancily carved jobs.
Going back to Tony's simple wooden crook, I have a number of walking sticks, they are like an accoutrement, an accessory to go with whatever I'm wearing. I joke about my walking stick, calling it Michael. When asked, "why Michael," I answer the question with a question: "What is a walking stick called in America?" "A cane." Wait for the groan............Michael Caine.