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Thursday, November 15, 2012

My wonderful and unexpected Bithday experience!

Let me share this lil B-day story with y'all.
As some of u know I'm involved in the care of a friends mother who is 92(I'm the guy in the basement with the paintbrush) and she has late stage alzheimers and roaming rights to the entire house above, which is child proofed.
Well today I heard her making her way around the kitchen overhead. Understand, though I have been here for months whenever I surface to check on her she's surprised to see this stranger in her house.
So today when I went up she turned in surprise and with her usual lil chuckle looked at me and said, "Hello Sir!".
I responded to her with, "Miss Bell today's my birthday" and waited for her reaction which was an unexpected one as it always is,  "Thank you sir" was her reply(God bless her). 
So I played along  with her as I always do,for the interaction she needs and the humor I enjoy because  she has such an endearing sense of awl and humor, like a child,. by saying, "Yep Miss Bell I'm one hundred and ninety four years old today", to which she responded with eyes wide open saying "Yes sir" followed by a pause and a look as if she's trying to figure something out before blurting out in all seriousness, "well  u certainly do look good for ur age"!
Ofcourse I melted in laughter and gave her a big ole bear hug"! as she patted me as if to say "Well ur older than the hills but u'll be ok"!
She doesn't know it but she gave me a wonderful birthday experience!...Pop'