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Friday, June 19, 2015

Are You Still Dating that Guy

As I might have mentioned, my mother has dementia.  She's funny sometimes and I've heard some interesting stories from her that I am well aware never happened, but that's how it is. She makes things up, has serious issues with linear thought and sometimes a vague memory begins a stream of consciousness that makes me laugh.

On a visit some while ago, when she was still speaking in full sentences and knew who I was more than not, she asked me if I was still dating that guy from Canada.  I had to stop and think about that. I never dated a "guy from Canada" and I've been married to my husband for more than 40 years.  He did work in Canada occasionally and I suspect she remembered that even thought at this time it was more than twenty years ago.  

I said, no, we were no longer dating, but we had gotten married. She then wanted to know if we were going to have any children. Rather than inform her that she already had three grandchildren and one great grandchild and that I was in no shape to keep up with a new baby after the age of retirement,  I told her that we were thinking about it to which she replied that I had better hurry up or I'd be too old.  

The staff at her residence thought the whole thing quite humorous and on my next visit presented me with a funny card saying "Heard you were expecting," 




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