Monday, September 24, 2007

Drool Love

I went to visit Grandma at Chez Alzheimer’s this weekend and was informed that all scissors, including nail clippers, had been removed from her room. I was late for Grandpa’s service but we called today for additional details.

Grandma’s boyfriend, Dr. Charles, has a daughter Linda who calls all the shots, and apparently with an iron fist. Dr. Charles is a bit portly and at Linda’s insistence, his lunch ration is fat free cottage cheese and sugar free canned peaches. Every single day. It was also at Linda’s behest that I was called into the director’s office to be informed that the family would bear no responsibility whatsoever should my petite mother be crushed by the ample and apparently not entirely impaired Dr. Charles. I will add that this is a Mormon family. The Mormons on The Big Love have lots of fun and sex but apparently either due to her faith or some other inspiration, Linda seems quite adamant that there be no fun or sex for her dad.

It seems Doctor Charles was complaining about Linda calling him too frequently. Mysteriously, the telephone line in his room was cut. This happened three times until it occurred to someone to conduct a little raid on room 263.

1 comment:

Fionnchú said...

Is Room 263 his room or hers? Probably his, as Sally'd get in the way in hers. I wonder what our sons will blog about us. They say Alzheimer's on the rise, after all. Will we ever know what they type in forty years? Here's to research to fight A's and boost natural remedies for ED! But, without all those not only priapic but fatal side effects they rattle off (embarassing for us both; what's next, Trojan ads in broad daylight?) in the middle of Niall's baseball games.