M E M O R I E S
(From when I was a baby)
MOMMIE’S HIDEY HOLE
Mommie has a hidey hole – actually a whole room full of stuff that she
doesn’t know what is where. She calls it her storage room – other people would probably call it a junk room.
There are dresses, skirts, tops, and slacks in the closet that are at least thirty years old. Mommie keeps saying “someday”
she will be able to get back into them (they are too tight now). She said by then they would probably come back in style.
Autographs (signatures) are stored in one corner of the room. They include Ted Kennedy, John Glenn, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker,
and Johnny Carson. The Johnny Carson signature is on the back of a blank check. When she met him at the airport in Lincoln, Nebraska, all the paper she had to write on was the back of the check. The Ted Kennedy and John Glenn autographs were on political brochures
she had collected while she was working and living in Washington, D.C.
You see, I found the pile of autographs and “rearranged” them one day when Mommie was out and the door to the “storage” room was ajar. Mommie was just a tad
bit unhappy with me, but she realized it was her fault for leaving the door ajar. It only took her ten minutes to put the autographs back in order.
Other things in the room included two shot guns and a pistol from a dead German soldier. Mommie had the
pistol appraised and realized it was from WWII. The markings on the holster showed that the soldier was a high-ranking officer from the German Air Force stationed in Berlin during WWII. Mommie put the guns in a safe place – five hundred miles away.
There were family pictures scattered around (my doing) on the floor. Mommie put these away carefully because there were pictures of HER mommie and daddie.
I’m sorry Mommie.
MOMMIE'S NEW TOY
a new bed yesterday and she has been playing with it almost non-stop. You see, the head raises up and the feet raise up. At first the whirring motor sounded like another cat purring. I couldn't have another cat in my Mommie's room. That is MY room too. After
watching Mommie for a few minutes I realized the purring went with the raising of the top of the bed. Snore, snore.....
When Mommie got up this morning she left the top of the bed raised up almost to sitting position. The fancy control
that goes with the bed fell into the center of the bed. (Ok, Ok, I pulled it over.) The cute red buttons looked interesting, so, of course, I had to push them. Instead of lowering the head, I accidentally raised the foot of the bed. I was almost stuck in the
center. I thought I was going to get smashed!
Luckily when I hurriedly jumped off the bed the foot of the bed quit rising up. I didn't wait around for Mommie to see what I had done. I skedaddled f-a-s-t.