Friday, November 27, 2009

Holiday Note: Too Hot To Trot

Dear John,

Your grandmother just called me at the last minute and said she cannot make it over to the house for Thanksgiving today. Apparently she ate a bad burger from Meals on Wheels and has a terrible case of the trots. I don't know why she continues to do this to herself - every time I go over there she has diarrhea!

I went to the store to get milk for coffee after dinner and will be back shortly. Can you please set the table for 6 now since my parents won't be joining us? I'm really upset but this is how it goes . . . they are getting old.

I'm so glad you're home to spend this day with us.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Texts from Mom


I'm thinking about Thanksgiving. I don't want to be with just the old folks. Can u spend Thanksgiving with us? I will have to cook for all the old folks I may go to PA that Friday I know your moving but we really need u here.

Not a bad ride home from you new apartment at all! I'll be coming to visit twice a month.

I'll be over in 10 minutes, please wait for me - I have a really bad headache and a bathroom problem.

If you try to call the house we have the power washer going and can't hear the phone. When are we going to Oktoberfest? I went last night and it was just a bunch of young kids being bad. Only rides, no food. I'm going to the bar meet us there.

Just be sure u clearly label anything u put at Nanny's so Grandpa doesn't throw things out. Also ask to put stuff off the floor in case of dampness. Don't get snippy with me, just trying to help!


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I am 33 years old and grew up in a very small town on the South Shore of Long Island, NY. I am a writer, collector, and artist working in online advertising. This collection of notes is respectfully dedicated to one of the most unique, eccentric women I have ever known -- my mother. Thanks for reading!