Oh yeah - this sweet old senior looks harmless. But inside his heart is a design diva extraordinaire.
(By the way, he's no longer using the walker. He's graduated to the cane in just the week I was home. I shall take full credit)
Are you tired of Dad stories? Too bad. Here's one.
So, I do laundry and include the kitchen towel that hangs on the oven door that is near the kitchen sink. (Don't question the kitchen design. Think cramped space). Anyway, I say, "Let's change things up." And I go to the towel cupboard and select a totally different one that's tan and has a design. "There. That's spiffy."
Dad is sitting at the kitchen table. I go do something and come back.
"Well, I don't like that towel. It's muddy looking."
"Okay. What do you want?"
"Get a brown one." I remove the "muddy" one and get a brown one.
"That's too dark. Get the lighter brown." I go and there are a selection of "lighter" ones. I bring him three to choose from and he does.
I hang it. I think it's just like the one I put in the wash.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.