Judi called my folks yesterday and my mother was lying down so my father answered the phone:
Judi: Hi Dad, it’s Judi
Judi: no, Judi
Judi (who often felt somewhat invisible as the middle child): No, it’s Judi, the second one
Dad: oh, the second one. When are you coming to visit?
Judi: well, maybe not until next summer Dad
Dad: where are you?
Judi: I’m at Clemson University in South Carolina
Dad: do you have a plan of study?
Judi: well, no I’m teaching Dad
Dad: well I’m going to hang up now because I’m not interested in higher education
and he hung up….
I see him so often and it’s usually in the regular framework of shopping and church or talking about the boys so sometimes I get fooled as to how bad the Alzheimer’s is. Ernie just rescheduled Dad’s appointment with the neurologist because we’d had to cancel it when I was out of town and we can’t get one until late March.
Well, Judi and I did laugh about the whole thing. You HAVE to laugh….