Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Oh the Senior - fun part 1

I know I've been so serious with my Dad. I'm back in TX now. Yes, I escaped. He's in good hands with my brother and sister-in-law. Only 5 radiation treatments left. Then some disc surgery ahead.

But let me share a funny story. My dad is a clothes horse. Every closet, drawer, and possible space (under the bed) is filled with clothes. He shopped as therapy after my mom passed over twenty years ago.

So, we are headed to a radiation appointment. He's decided he needs a heavier jacket.

"The upstairs closet in the computer room - on the right - I need the light blue coat"

I run upstairs because the rule of thumb in a northeast home - no matter what you want, it's not on the floor where you stand. So upstairs, downstairs, and basement are fair game.

I open the closet door to find six variations of blue. I choose a very nice Nautica jacket and bound downstairs.

Sigh

"That wasn't the one I meant"

"Too late. We need to go."

I clip the tag and have him put it on. It looks darn spiffy, even if he's pouting.

Gotta go, gotta go.

"I need a different hat."  Ten zillion ball caps later, he picks the proper shade of blue.

And we're off................

More stories to come. He's a pip.

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    1. he's a hoot even when he's not feeling great

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  2. Hi Joanne - oh gosh ... he does sound as though he enjoys a good laugh with his children: I'm glad he's in safe hands with your brother and his wife ... cheers Hilary

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    1. believe me - he's sharp and keeps us on our toes. Thanks

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  3. I'm afraid to ask how many hats he has...

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    1. be afraid, be very very afraid of being crushed by caps falling off the closet shelf. But you can have any color possible to match your outfit.

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    1. he is. And he's an excellent proof reader. Once you finish that book - he can line item edit.

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  5. That's endearing. I don't know of many MALE clothes horses. Your dad must be a senior fashion statement.
    Keep a smile, and thanks for the pick-me-up post, Joanne.

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    1. he was raised by his mother and older sister, so shopping bargains was started early. Always glad to chat with you!

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  6. He's a Pip....so funny! Sounds like he has cap for every Pip event and great kids. Hope he continues to get better.

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  7. Well, yes, OBVIOUSLY the hat needed changing :-) Glad he's doing well, and in safe hands while you return home.

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  8. Sounds like a real fashion expert. :) Glad to hear you've returned home.

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  9. Your dad would definitely get along with my mom, and he wouldn't have to worry about her borrowing any of his hats, as it would mess up her hair. Hope your dad is doing okay. You're a wonderful daughter, Joanne!

    Julie

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  10. He sounds like a pip. Like father, like daughter. It's terrific that you were able to spend some more time with him.

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