Showing posts from November 3, 2010

A Burden

Jack came into my office the other day to get his new hearing aids.  He'd misplaced his old ones.  Couldn't find them anywhere.  His wife is in the nursing home and he was beside himself.  
Jack's been a customer of mine for over ten years.  He never leaves the office without a hug.  If I'm busy, he'll wait on his hug. 
Jack's not doing so well. 
"So you brought your buddy with you," I said... referring to the oxygen tank he carried and placed by his side as he sat down in the chair in my office.
We talked and laughed for a few minutes, then he started to cry.  "I hate being a burden to my kids," he said.  He was waiting for his daughter to park the car and come in.  
"Jack, I'm sure your kids don't see you as a burden.  You're they're dad... they love you." 
 Just then his daughter bolted in.  "He's never been happy with his hearing aids!" she says.  
Jack looked embarassed.  "Yes I have," he said.…

Spring Fever

Dear Diary,
I'm sick.  So very sick.  Mom says I have a fever. 
Every morning when Mom goes into the back room to read her Bible, I'm right behind her.  Because I know...

The only way to break this fever I have...

Is to get a look...

Just to see a glimpse of him...

My new neighbor....

Max.  Oh how I love him. 
Mom teases me.  'Gracie, there's Maxie pad'or'Gracie, it's you're boyfriend.'and I high-tail it into the room (even though I don't have much of a tail).

 I thought spring fever only came in the spring.