Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Little Old Ladies
As most of you know, my mom fell on December 10, 2010 and suffered a severe brain injury. She is now in a nursing facility because she is unable to walk on her own and cannot take care of herself.
We go to visit her about 4-5 times a week. When we go during the week it is after I get off work, so we usually arrive about the time they are going to the dining room to eat.
I have to tell you I have overheard some wonderful conversations between some of the residents there.
The population is mainly elderly women between the ages of 70 and 100. Yes, there is a 100 year old woman there and she gets around better than I do sometimes! I would guess that there is probably 1 man for every 25 women there.
The men mainly talk about sports and sometimes the talking can get heated!!
A conversation that I hear between two ladies that sit at the table behind my mom is usually about the same every day. I had to share with you all because I think it is the sweetest thing.
Lady #1: Have you eaten at this restaurant before?
Lady #2: Oh yes, we come here almost every day.
Lady #1: Do they have good food?
Lady #2: Yes and if you don't like what they bring out just tell them and they will get you something else.
Lady #1: I don't have my purse with me.
Lady #2: That's okay. They will just bill you.
Lady #1: I hope my daughter can find me. She dropped me off at the door.
Lady #2: Yes, my husband usually ends up sitting at another table because it gets so crowded. (Her husband died a few years ago...)
After they finish eating:
Lady #1: Be careful going home.
Lady #2: You too dear.
Tomorrow they will not remember that they had this conversation.......
Until next time.....