Posted 01-14-2004 at 14:21:32
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I think I can safely say I just met the two oldest female citizens that are still getting around in Hardee County. I got trapped behind them trying to get out the door at Walmart. They were both similar in size and appearance, with almost identical really tall hair styles. The following conversation took place while I waited patiently for them to pass each other so that I could leave.
"Hey Bessie, how aaaare ya?"
"Fiiiine hunnneee." Kiss Kiss. "Hower yoooou?"
"Why I'm juuust fiiiiine! Did Ray ever get that.."
"No." Shaking head sadly. "The doctor said he's too..."
"Old! Oh I KNEW they were gonna doooo thaat! Well can they..."
"Well, thair gonna try, but you..."
"Know how that goes, yes I do."
A whole bunch of head nodding, earrings bouncing in time. While I stood there waiting I had a chance to study them. Based on their gnarled hands and stooped backs they had to be in their seventies.
"We missed you in church Sundy. Was it because of..."
"Ray? Yes, he wasn't feelin too..."
"Good. Oh I know, well bless his haaaaart."
Whole bunch of head shaking and tsk tsking.
"Well, I better git on home."
I heard that! I yanked my attention away from reading the store's customer dress code policy. Jenny had wandered over to the arcade games and any minute now she was going to hit me up for fifty cents.
"Aaalll riiight huuunnee. You tell Ray I said I hope he's feelin' better soon."
"I will and I will see you Saturday at mama's birthday parteee."
No wonder they seemed similar to each other, they were sisters!
"Yes, bless her soul. Bye huunneeee."
I watched them creep away in different directions and had the good grace to wait until they were out of earshot before I busted out laughing. How CUTE!