As we are all getting a wee bit jumpy over the provincial election, I decided it was time for something a little lighter. As the leadership candidates are busy trying to woo the seniors by visiting all the island nursing homes I thought this might be appropriate!!!
Where are your glasses, mom ??Yesterday my daughter e-mailed me again, asking why I didn’t do something useful with my time.“Like sitting around the pool and drinking wine is not a good thing?” I asked.Talking about my “doing-something-useful” seems to be her favorite topic of conversation.She was “only thinking of me”, she said and suggested that I go down to the Seniors Center and hang out with the guys. I did this and when I got home last night, I decided to play a prank on her.I e-mailed her and told her that I had joined a Parachute Club.She replied, “Are you nuts? You are 78 years old and now you’re going to start jumping out of airplanes?”I told her that I even got a Membership Card and e-mailed a copy to her.She immediately telephoned me and yelled, “Good grief, Mom, where are your glasses?!This is a Membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club.”“Oh man, I’m in trouble again,” I said. “I really don’t know what to do. I signed up for five jumps a week!!”The line went quiet and her friend picked up the phone and said that my daughter had fainted.Life as a Senior Citizen is not getting any easier, but sometimes it can be fun.