Howdy, y'all. I'm down here in Georgia again, doing my weekend with the 'rents. I've been taking copious notes about the Scrabble games Mama and I have been playing, hoping to give a good long report. That will, however, have to be at a later date. I've let the day get away from me, and now need to go watch Band of Brothers with the folks (for the third or fourth time). So I will entertain you with two tidbits from Mama.
I always get a big charge out of making Mama laugh. So I was extremely pleased to coax a big ol' chuckle out of her when I commented on her Scrabble word "coma." "Isn't that what goes along with a period and a question mark?" I asked. She knew exactly what I was talking about and grinned like a possum up a gum stump, to borrow a bluegrass expression (so I will have at least mentioned the word "bluegrass" in this blog!)
Later on the afternoon help came in, bearing gifts in the form of candy. She had three packages, one each of Reece's Peanut Butter Cups, Almond Joys, and Snickers, each with 10 or 12 small personal size candy bars in them. She said to Mama and me, "Pick which ever one is your favorite." Mama picked Snickers. Rhonda gave her THE WHOLE PACK. That was what I was going to pick, so I said, "That's my favorite too." So Rhonda said we could share that package and walked back to the TV room to let Daddy pick. As soon as she was out of sight Mama said, matter of factly, "You did us out of a whole line of candy." And I thought, "Durned if I didn't! I should have picked one of the others whether I wanted it or not!" Clever girl, our Mama.
And that's all you get for a nickel. Gotta go watch TV. I'll be sitting on the couch right between Mama and Daddy. And I'm guessing Mama and I will be munching on a Snickers!