One-Liner Wednesday: Steak

I went to visit mom this past Monday afternoon, on my birthday. Even though mom has been calling me by her sister’s name of late, I felt the need to share this day with her – to bring mom a piece of cheesecake and have one of our “usual” conversations. I had no expectations that September 26th would be of any significance in her mind or that she would remember my actual name. It didn’t matter. If mom would haveRead more

Busted!

I received a phone call on Wednesday evening from a second shift aide at the place where mom lives. The conversation went something like this: Hello, is this Mary? “Yes it is.” This is Linda from EB, where your mom lives. “Yes? What’s up?” I thought I should call and let you know what happened. (Thoughts of mom falling and hurting herself immediately entered my head.) “What happened?” Well, I went into your mom’s room to get her ready forRead more

Margaret

I want to be Margaret…when I am 101 years on this planet. Margaret is a newcomer to the assisted living facility where mom lives. The aides were giving her a tour of the building when I brought mom back from lunch this past Saturday. While mom and another aide proceeded into her room, I was introduced to the smiling little munchkin. “Tell her how old you are!” prompted aide Heather. Margaret smiled coyingly while Heather blurted out, “She’s 101!” “Wow, that’sRead more