As many of you know, I have my mother living with us. It can be very challenging at times. But most of the time we get the giggles at things she says or does. It’s got to be very hard on her to grow old and be dependent on other people. She was always a very independent person. She does a great Emily Litella impression.
At Christmastime we had her church’s choir here to sing to her. She can’t walk anymore and stays in her recliner all day. So they came to her. When they told her how lovely her house was and how nicely decorated for the holidays, she said thank you. Then she offered them cookies that I have been baking for weeks and they marveled at how she could do all that to HER house and find time to bake. She blushes and says thank you. Never once mentioning that it’s not her house and she didn’t do any of it. But I think she was trying to tell herself she did it. Then the other day came this revelation. We were sitting at the dining room table eating dinner and she looks up and says to me. Why do you have a picture of a black man in jail? I couldn’t figure out what she was talking about. She pointed to this.
Oh yes, I forgot about the picture of a black man in jail. How silly of me.