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Cindi    Posted 01-14-2004 at 14:21:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
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!

~Lenore    Posted 01-14-2004 at 14:36:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Neat, huh, they finish each other's sentances.

I have a neighbor that trys to say each word I say along with me!!
It is very strange talking ro her.
She's a nice lady but I do not understand that unusual "complex"?
Have you ever encountered that?
I wonder why she does it.
We only talk for short periods of time on very rare occassions.
It is not like she knows what my reply will be.
It is weird.

Cindi    Posted 01-15-2004 at 02:13:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that's a new one. Kinda creepy too. I don't think we would have too many converstaions. Lol!
Is she old? Maybe some form of senility. I used to know an old lady who would cough when anyone tried to talk to her. Me, her husband, the pope, it didn't matter. She just dam well didn't want to hear it.

By the way, I've been meaning tot ell you. I trained my cat Havoc to meow to be let ain and to be let out. I guess that's SOMETHING huh?

~Lenore    Posted 01-15-2004 at 07:15:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL, yes it is "something", cats really are very smart and can be trained to a certain extent. After having Abigail for 19 years and she did what ever she wanted, I decided when I got Top Cat I would start early training him. TC is trained in many things. I trained him not to get on counters and tables, I trained him to wait until my alarm goes off in the morning to start meowing at me. Once my alarm failed; he woke me right on schedule. I got annoyed until I realized my alarm had not gone off. ;-)

No my neighbor is not very old, probably about 50 or so. I have had one other encounter with someone who tried to say every word with you. I find myself trying to say something unexpected but it does not help. She keeps right on being a not so good echo to every word.

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