Sunday, October 12, 2008


My mother-in-law is eight-five years old, and getting a little... fuzzy in the memory department. From her caregiver, Mary, comes these life lessons:

Here are a few things that Ms. E has learned in the past few weeks:

  1. The hand held telephone will not change the TV Channel, nor does it have a mute button.
  2. If you tease the cat with your sock and then put it on your foot, the cat will bite it.
  3. The TV remote does not work very well after being in the freezer overnight.
  4. Fully used toilet paper that is placed in the trashcan beside the toilet will make the bathroom stink.
  5. If you are going to set up the coffee maker for the next morning, it works better if you grind the coffee beans first.

Here is the most important thing that I have learned:

Never ever bring any of these things to Ms. E's attention.