03 December 2008

Dialog, Part 17

Me: Did you hear about Roxanne's* step-dad passing away?

Mom: NO! When did that happen?

Me: Thanksgiving morning!

Mom: Well, you know, come to think of it, I did overhear Roxanne mention something about that while we were there. I remember hearing her say that she was hoping her step-dad's sisters would step up and help with the funeral arrangements, but she hadn't heard anything. It's just a shame, isn't it?

Me: Yeah. It's horrible that no one takes care of their family anymore. That's like Ty's step-grandfather. His actual brother won't help pay for his full-time care at an Alzheimer's facility. Why should he when the in-laws, Ty-man's parents, are footing the bill?

Mom: I think it's just sad.

Me: Me, too. That's why when you get old and senile and start smelling funny, I'm dumping you off at Uncle Jeff's house.

*Hey, sis-in-law! You're in the blog! Please, don't kill me!
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Congrats MommyCosm, Cricky, and Kaila! E-mail me your snail mail addresses (if you haven't done so already) and I'll get your Georgia schwag in the mail!

7 comments:

Violet said...

LOL And what, pray tell, did she say to THAT?

You're such a sweet and thoughtful daughter. She was probably feeling all warm and fuzzy that you already have a plan. Right?

HEATHER said...

My mom has already promised to take a hop off of the Cumberland Falls so I don't have to put up with her! Thoughtful ain't she! ;-)

jGrrl said...

I told my kids that I just want an 8x8 room, a small bed with a memory foam mattress, high speed internet and some cup a soup a few times a day... I'm pretty low maintenance.

kaila said...

My mom says she is just going to go for a very long walk in the wilderness.

I find that both sad & scary.

Gypsy said...

My dad keeps getting information in the mail from retirement places. He says, "Why do I want to go live with a bunch of old people?" ;)

Giggle Pixie said...

My mother is totally going into a home. Not mine, of course.

I'm totally going to hell.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Violet - She blinked and said, "Oh God no! Send me to your Uncle Tom! Jeff would kill me!"

Other Heather - Oh, she rocks!

jGrrl - Add DirecTV and a TiVo to that and I'd be right there with you!

Kaila - Your mom sounds very Japanese. The forest at the foot of Mt. Fuji is a popular suicide destination.

Gypsy - HA! That sounds like my mom!

Giggle Pixie - Honey, I'll be right there with you!