For the next couple weeks, I’m asking readers to send short stories to make us all smile:
I went horseback-riding when I was in Mexico. My sister posted a photo of me and the horse on my mom’s bulletin board at the nursing home. In the photo, I’m wearing my hair up under a baseball cap and it’s not the best picture of me.
On one visit:
Mom: Who’s that with the horse
My sister: It’s Deb. She went horseback riding in Mexico
Mom: That’s a long way to go to ride a horse.
The latest exchange:
Mom: That picture of the horse – who is that person?
My sister: It’s Deb – she went to Mexico on vacation.
Mom: With a horse?
Love it! Thanks, Deb…
And this from Judy (while watching Lady Gaga on TV with her mother) –
Miriam (Judy’s mom): what kind of dress is that she’s wearing? She’s falling out of it.
Judy: I think she’s wearing a skin-colored undergarment.
Miriam: Does she write her own songs?
Judy: Yes, she’s very creative.
Miriam: I like her songs, but I can’t understand a word she says because she mumbles.
(My mother’s head falls down on her chest; she has nodded off in front of the TV. Something really cool is happening, so I say “Mom, did you see that?” She jumps, startled, and opens her eyes.)
Miriam: I wasn’t asleep. I was resting my eyes.
(Her head falls back down on her chest, so I take this picture. I won’t show it to her, however, because she’ll say the camera is wrong. I figure that years from now, I’ll want that picture to look at and smile at the memory.)