Spending some more quality time with my 84-year old father

Spending some more quality time with my 84-year old father.

1) in spite of my mother’s demands, he refuses to use his cell phone. He’s says its too complicated. The only thing simpler would be a jitterbug phone that only calls a select set of numbers. It’s practicaly a starter phone for kids. We should have gone with the jitterbug. He says he can’t find the charger either. I checked all of the power strips and after finding four plugs to nowhere, I found the charger. It was plugged in, about 3 feet from the phone.

2) He uses bowls made for Andre the Giant but is only 5 feet 5 inches tall and 135 pounds. I think he uses recipes for four servings but refuses to do the math to make less. He usually puts the remainder in the fridge for the next day, but the fridge is filled with lots of saran wrapped plates. It may be time that I clean his fridge. I’ve already cleaned the microwave which looked like a bowl of chili blew up in it. I can’t even describe his food. I try not to look. It’s kept him alive for 84 years so I might want to rethink that.

3) While he does use napkins, he has a 3 inch pile of them under each elbow as he eats. I guess he likes padding.

The knife is still only for scratching his back.

© Curt Weiss 2014

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