Friday, March 14, 2014

A FUNNY STORY FROM ELIZABETH

For my new readers, this is my dear friend Elizabeth.  She lived at the end of our street when we moved here 6 years ago, and after a fall a couple years ago now resides in a Assisted Living Facility.  I've visited her weekly since she has lived there.

She's 97 and delightful and bright.  She had two sons, but never had a daughter, so we have developed quite a strong friendship, and since I lost my mom over 20 years ago, she meets a need in my life too.

Well today, she just cracked me up and I wanted to share her story with you.  She can walk carefully with a walker, but is mainly in her wheelchair.  The other day, one of the other residents had a visitor.  Elizabeth said this visitor was a tall lean woman who walked very well.  She came in Elizabeth's room and said "I understand you are 97 years old."  Elizabeth confirmed the information.  Then she said this "visitor" said "Well I'm 97 years old too and look at this," and proceeded to do a little dance right in front of her.

Then with a wink of her eye, and that sparkle I love she said to me in a rather hushed voice..."What a show off!"  And we both cracked up laughing!!

This is why I look forward to my weekly visits.  She always has a story to tell.  Oh there was a funny bathroom story, but that's for another time.  HaHa.

33 comments:

  1. What a sharp wit she has! Thanks for sharing Wanda!

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    1. Oh my what a sharp wit...that I could live so long and be so smart.

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  2. Oh, isn't she the cutest and knows a show off when she meets one! God bless her and you and your husband this weekend.

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    1. Mildred, she is a "hoot". I'm so bless the Lord has put her in my life.

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  3. I love these stories. I went back to the NH where I worked the first time since daddy died a couple of weeks ago. A few of my patients are still here. They were so glad to see me. A couple that I was real close to cried when they saw me. It had been 3 years and they remembered me. I was so glad I went. I have one little blind black women who was my sweetheart. I went to see her. I said, 'Do you remember me." She said come here and let me feel you. She started laughing and said, "Lawd have mercy, you the one with the big boobies." She cried when I left and was my mama's roommate.

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    1. Oh thank you for that delightful story. I just love these dear ones, and how honest and funny they are.

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  4. She is just the cutest thing! I'm so glad you're sharing her with us! She's looking good today, too!

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    1. I love her stories, and her wit. Her memory is better than mine. She wanted to hear all about my trip, my brother, Jill and Tristan. She is special.

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  5. Hilarious! Elizabeth doesn't look 97 at all! I loved this story. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Becky she is so sharp and funny...we have the best time sharing stories.

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  6. Elizabeth looks like a precious, wonderful lady and might I just add that she DOES NOT look 97!! She looks much younger and I can see the sparkle in her eyes :) My Great-Grandma Maxi will be 98 this year and she is a feisty little thing :)

    Can't wait to hear the bathroom story - hugs to you, sweet Wanda!

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    1. I would like to have Elizabeth and your Great Grandma Maxi meet. Wouldn't that be fun to listen too. My Aunt Cassie lived to be 98 and she was a delightful gal too.

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  7. You are a blessing in Elizabeth's life and such a wonderful lady visiting your friend every week. But I know what it's like to bond with older people, all that experience they have!! And of course...wit! I love her comment. And I have to say I never would have guessed she is 97. She is aging very gracefully.

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. I'm the blessed one, Jane. She brings me a lot of joy. I think she is something else at 97. Sweet lady.

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  8. Love her sparkle and love of life.
    Its wonderful that you can visit her weekly.
    Can't wait for the next story.

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    2. I've met her two sons, and they appreciate having a woman visit their mother. She raised two fine sons.

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  9. Oh that's funny! Her good sense of humor is one reason she has had a long life. ♡

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    1. She has a great sense of humor, and I'm never there without a laugh or two, and come away feeling blessed.

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  10. I remember when you first met her. You told about it in your blog and told how you struck up a friendship with her. I know she is blessed to have you in her life.

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    1. Yes, Chris...it's been quite a few years now, and she is still doing so well. Don't know if you read my blog where I share the gospel with her through the wordless book. She's ready for heaven now. PTL.

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  11. What a wonderful story. I just saw your comment about cleaning on Bonnie's blog and I had to pop over to meet you. I love a person with a sense of humor and I sense (ha) that here! I am your newest follower. We have a new baby so I will be around a bit more when things slow down. xo Diana

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    1. Thanks for stopping by...I just visited your blog, and what a SPECIAL NEW BABY in your home. Congratulations. Life can get touch...but a sense of humor sure helps you get through it...I love to laugh.

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  12. Wanda- I get a "sorry-you can't sign up right now" message when I try to become a follower. Anyway, I just put you on my sidebar so I don't miss a post and I'll try to sign up as a follower later- xo Diana

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    1. I had the same problem the other day... keep trying.

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  13. That is so funny! My mom had spent some time in an assisted living facility and it is it's own special world, don't you think? Can't wait to hear the bathroom story.

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    1. There are so many stories. I so enjoy my visits with E. and the stories I hear and see!!! There is also the funny "Fire Drill" story...will post these from time to time.

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  14. I hope when I am 97, that a sweet lady like you comes to visit and chat...♥️
    It must mean the world to her, to have you as a friend...
    Enjoy your weekend....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  15. What a cute story, she sounds like such a sweet lady! and she is so lucky to have you to visit her.

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  16. I can imagine that retaining a sense of humour is rather essential to being able to cope with life still at 97! :)

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  17. That is so sweet, how great that your friend has such a great sense of humour and can laugh about things and find joy in life. I'm glad for you both that you have this great friendship. xx

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