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!
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!


Unknown 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! ;-)

Anonymous 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?" ;)

Anonymous 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!