Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday Moment - another senior story

This is more my father's moment, but I shall relay the senior story.  I was in PA and on a mission to go with Dad and visit some local homes as he contemplates assisted living or not. He's 85 and in a very challenging house with steps, a basement, etc. He's lived there close to sixty years.

The Artman Home is full with a waiting list, but we got the spiel and a tour. They showed us a one bedroom studio where the occupant was out of the room.

 "And here's the entry closet - quite spacious," the marketing woman opened the doors for us to see. Indeed, it was fine. We moved on.

Back in the car later, Dad said (and here's his moment), "It was all I could do to contain myself. I wanted to straighten that women's closet. Did you notice everything was askew?  Hangars going every which way. How could she live that way?"

I burst out laughing. My father is quite the clothes horse - his closets are filled to the brim but extremely orderly. All the same type of hangars, everything in one direction, color coordinated pieces flow. It's like a Brooks Brothers emporium.

 To see a closet in chaos gave him heartburn.

What's your heartburn moment?

 I'll confess - I can't stand a crumpled dish towel in the kitchen. I want it smoothed out on the counter.  Ray will drive me mad and deliberately scrunch it....I guess I'm not far removed from my father's compulsion.

Happy Monday - let's have an orderly week.






13 comments:

  1. After having an abusive text message last week I hope this week will be less dramatic. I loved your father's comment. Sounds quite a man. Enjoy your week also.
    Yvonne.

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  2. That was so cute with your dad! Go figure at his age he would still be concerned with his wardrobe and keeping it in "proper order." My heartburn moment is our kitchen sink. It is silver and shows water spots really easily. Drives me crazy with the water spots. Always wiping it down :)

    betty

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    1. We all have our "thing"
      Keep wiping!

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  3. That's funny.
    I can't stand a cluttered counter top. Mail and junk should not be piled there for weeks on end.

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    1. I am with you on that too. Kerp that paper moving to a conclusion. Pay, file, or chunk

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  4. haha had to restrain himself.

    Mine is just clutter of any kind.

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    1. Indeed. My boss is messy and will leave crap on MY desk. Ugh.

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  5. I'm trying really hard to think of my 'thing'. I must have one. If I asked Hubby, he'd give me several, so I won't do that :-)

    Ooh yes, I do - we have several different cutlery sets in our draw, and I need the knife and fork to match. Now, I think this is normal, but the boys in the house can have a round handled fork and a flat handled knife, and really don't get why I leave the table to swap cutlery when they've laid the table incorrectly!

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    1. I know what you mean. Ray doesn't care about matching. I do. And I wonder, "Doesn't he notice??" He shrugs and says "I don't care."
      So wrong....!!!

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  6. Hi Joanne - parents are funny aren't they - even though my mother was permanently confined to bed with her strokes - she always had a witty comment ... and we'd burst out laughing and then it'd continue.

    She was always on at me to get my hip/back fixed ... but it'd have meant six weeks of not being around and I couldn't do that ... what I'd love to say to her now - was "see it's all your fault ... it was a birth defect" ... I'd lived with it for 60+ years and played quite serious sport ... she'd have laughed her head off and between us we'd have never been able to let the problem rest ... wish she was around so I could tell her!!

    Priceless about your Dad ... I do hope you get to put his name down there ... so you know he'll be safe ... have a good rest of the week - Hilary

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  7. That's awesome! lol!! To be fair, it would've bugged me too!

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  8. This made me laugh. Thanks for the smile today. :)

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